A 24-year-old male asked:
Is chewing gum carcinogenic and can it cause health problems similar to chewing/dipping tobacco? or is it harmless other than dental effects?
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Dentistry 51 years experience
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Dentistry 36 years experience
Gum chew: It is the nicotine in chewing tobacco that is harmful to your health. Chewing gum with xylitol can actually be good for your teeth because it can decrease decay causing bacteria. Gum can stimulate saliva production in people with dry mouth. Gum with sugar can cause cavities so if you chew gum make sure it is sugar free. Too much gum chewing can cause the muscles in your haw to get sore.
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Last updated Nov 20, 2018
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