A 38-year-old member asked:
have researchers found that you can get stomach ulcers from chewing gum?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 35 years experience
Not likely: Chewing gum usually stimulates saliva secretion which actually will neutralize acid.
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Cosmetic Dentistry 50 years experience
No: Stomach ulcers are caused from bacteria.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Is it possible to get stomach ulcers from chewing gum?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Not really: In theory at least this can be bad, as excess acid secretion in combination with pockets of damage to the stomach lining may lead to an ulcer.
N fact as long as the gum is sugar free (and particularly if it contains xylitol) it is actually good for the teeth and can prevent dental cavities.
However some moderation is necessary whichever type of gum he is eating. I'd suggest you limit him to thre.
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Last updated May 10, 2013
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