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Can you tell me docs, is chewing the gum change the jaw shape ?

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Dr. Donald Cohen
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 42 years experience
No: You can't change the shape of your jaw by chewing gum.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Yes, it is possible: Masseter muscle hypertrophy could be caused by excessive gum chewing. The treatment is a Botox injections every 3 month. See your dentist for more information.

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