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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ward Dean
Dr. Ward Dean answered
43 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Periodontal disease: Floss carefully several times/day. Rinse with half-strength hydrogen peroxide. Get a Water Pik, and use it every day. CoQ10 orally, and perhaps gen ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Banner
48 years experience Dentistry
Sugarless is best: Chewing sugared gum constantly bathes the teeth in sugar. Sugarless is preferred. If you get headaches or a tired jaw from chewing then you should avo ... Read More
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Dr. James Merrett
29 years experience Dentistry
Chewing gum bad???: Chewing gum can be bad for teeth if it is loaded with sugar, and your oral hygiene is bad. However, some chewing gums contain xylitol, which has been ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
It depends on type : The damage that chewing gums does to your teeth depends on the kindofgum you chew and how frequently you chew. Regular gum with sugar will increase d ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Bone loss ?: If you have bone loss secondary to periodontitis, and your gums have receded, then no, they will not regenerate and migrate to cover your exposed root ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
18 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
No: Chewing gun doesn't strengthen the teeth. However constant chewing can lead to TMJ issues. The jaw joint will be affected eventually. The teeth u ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Wexler
23 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Sugar Free/Xylitol: Sugar free chewing gum with the first few ingredients being xylitol is best. The xylitol will aid in fighting cavities. Trident & spry are just a co ... Read More
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
30 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Is may not be: Sugar can be bad for the teeth if overused. Gums that contain sugar can lead to dental caries.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Like a knife ?: If that is your question, the answer is no.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
11 years experience Pain Management
Brush and floss: Keeping the gums and teeth healthy should be a simple task: 1. Brush twice daily 2. Floss twice daily 3. Get dental cleanings twice a year.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
51 years experience Dentistry
No: Probably not. I do not recommend a daily diet of it. Best to use your teeth for chewing foods & normal functions & creating a healthy, attractive ap ... Read More

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