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is it safe to chew gum every day

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
Some risk: How long each day? 10 minutes or 6 hours? Occasional gum chewing, especially with sugarless gum is not a problem. If it's done excessively, it can cau ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Finnegan
22 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Many artificial sweeteners used in sugarless gum can lead to gas.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Teitelbaum
32 years experience Dentistry
Yes: It is possible, esp. If you are clenching your jaws while asleep also. You can ask your dentist about aw excercises, or a bite guard.
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Dr. Ryan Finnegan
22 years experience Dentistry
Sort of: Tmj is the term for the the jaw joint, tmd refers to disorders associated with the joint. Gum chewing can lead to overuse if the muscles of masticatio ... Read More
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Dr. James Wallace
47 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes : Tmj is a complex problem which is often muscular in nature. Chewing gum is a muscular.Activity which can initiate or exacerbate muscle spasm. Therefor ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely: Chewing gum is essentially undigestible debris that will pass trhu the digestive tract and be expelled without problems. The myth that it will some ho ... Read More
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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Chapman
35 years experience Orthodontics
Any would be fine: Any gum will be fine, sugarless is preferred.
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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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
21 years experience Pediatrics
Choking hazard: The swallowing of the gum is generally not a problem.It is made of components that we can not digest so the body can't break it down, but it will even ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Debi Williams
26 years experience Dentistry
Neurologist : Something is not right. I would get a second opinion and ask for a referral to a neurologist. You should not have to live with hiccups. Best of luc ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Choi
22 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: There are no known interactions taking these three meds together.

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