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can you chew gum while pregnant

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
28 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: No reason to avoid.
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Can you chew gum: Yes. Should you chew gum. No. Stimulates ago-vegal reflex causing increase in stomach acid and digestive enzyme production. If it's a sugared gum ... Read More

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
Any: Any type you'd like. Avoid sugared gum.
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Dr. Phillip Frist
46 years experience Dentistry
Xylitol best: Stay away from the "sugar free" gums. There is too much controversy about these and how they may be adversely affecting different organs. Xylitol ap ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Nimz
43 years experience Dentistry
Yes. : Yes gum is safe . Don't over do it. Brush frequently to avoid cavities. Do not do xylitol gum as research is still undecided on safety during pregna ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
45 years experience Dentistry
Great Question- #1: I have never been asked that question before. I would not think that chewing gum can be unsafe during pregnancy, but sugarless gum, with some of the ... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
45 years experience Dentistry
Great question- #2: Chewing gum excessively, especially if not chewing equally on both the right and left sides of the mouth, can possibly lead to some tmj/tmd issues. S ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracie Leonhardt
29 years experience Emergency Medicine
N0 ASPARTAME: Aspartame is a neurotoxin to the brain so absolutely not. If you must chew gum then use a regular gum that is not sugar free with real sugar and not ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
42 years experience Periodontics
Read this carefully: Chewing gum may not be a problem, but too much Fluoride is not good for your baby, please stopping eating it.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
No worries: It will pass
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Warren Everett
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: this is acomon and incosequential problem
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Better than smoking: There are data suggesting that the nicotine causes subtle decreases in blood flow through the placenta & over time has a negative effect on the fetus. ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Probably: Nothing in pregnancy or life or 100% safe for everyone. Having said that ginger has been used extensively especially in Asia without any known adverse ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zach Patrick
13 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes: Gum should not have any problems. Just be careful not to get any caffeine added gums.

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