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Chewing For Two Hundreds Years

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Did you know that gum started way back in the time of the ancient Greek? The Greeks back then chewed Ð'ÐŽÐ'§mastiche - a chewing gum made from the resin of the mastic tree,Ð'ÐŽÐ'Ё quoted from the Ð'ÐŽÐ'ҐGumÐ'ÐŽÐ'¦ article by Mary Bellis. In the 20th century, the idea came back as a blast. The inventor Thomas Adams had created a new confection called chewing gum. A hundred years after its invention, chewing gum is now being enjoyed by all the people around the world. In my opinion, gum should be allowed at Leyva Middle School because it helps student and teachers socialize better and get the student to concentrate more in class.

When youÐ'ÐŽÐ'¦re chewing gum, you are practicing a tradition that has been passed down for centuries. Even though two hundreds years has passed, people still chewed gum, like the ancient Greek, to sweeten their breath and clean their teeth. The urge you get from chewing was actually started when you were a baby and sucking on that pacifier. The child soon discovers a pleasing alternative that tastes of gum, which gives the same satisfaction. Many dentists recommend chewing gum after meals, which can help get out the food that stuck in your teeth. Also, the refreshing smell of your breath can attract the person youÐ'ÐŽÐ'¦re talking to. If youÐ'ÐŽÐ'¦re going on a diet, gums can help you reach your goal because they contain very few calories. All in all, gum is refreshing way to help your breath and your life getting better everyday.

In addition, studies had shown that students pay better attention when chewing gum in class. Ð'ÐŽÐ'§Turn around!Ð'ÐŽÐ'Ё or Ð'ÐŽÐ'§Stop talking!Ð'ÐŽÐ'Ё can be said to be teachersÐ'ÐŽÐ'¦ favorite quotes because they have to say them every single day. However, if gums were allowed at Leyva, those quotes would be long forgotten. When chewing gum, students canÐ'ÐŽÐ'¦t



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