bubble gum

It never fails to confuse me that in most other countries bubble gum is a candy and not a product for dental hygiene.

Context: in Finland essentially gum (aside from like.. Hubba Bubba) is sweetened with xylithol, a natural kinda sugar found in birch trees. It doesn’t ferment and prevents the growth of some cavity inducing bacteria, so.. in here chewing gum is basically a kind of tooth-friendly after dinner mint. So hearing about things like candy-coated gum is just so so baffling.