Top
10
Doctor insights on: Aspartame Chewing Gum

Share
1

1
I'm pregnant and have been told to stay away from aspartame. But all chewing gum seems to have thatingredient. Any suggestions?

I'm pregnant and have been told to stay away from aspartame. But all chewing gum seems to have thatingredient. Any suggestions?

N0 ASPARTAME: Aspartame is a neurotoxin to the brain so absolutely not. If you must chew gum then use a regular gum that is not sugar free with real sugar and not high fructose corn syrup. Please consume sparingly and check with your OB on any chemicals and additives. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers

Chewing Gum (Definition)

Most commercially available chewing gum contains a sugary sweetener that breaks down into acid which can contribute to tooth decay and gum disease. Sugar-free chewing gum is better, but the best option is chewing gum with xylitol, a naturally-occuring wood sugar that bacteria can't digest. This not only stimulates salivary flow to neutralize acids but it also ...Read more


2

2
Chewing gum (Orbit Brand Containing speramint , aspartame), taken after meals can be good to avoid acid reflux?

Chewing gum (Orbit Brand Containing speramint , aspartame), taken after meals can be good to avoid  acid reflux?

Acid reflux: aspartame sweetener is not good for acid reflux. Peppermint capsules swallowed twice per day can help. Do not eat late, and avoid alcohol. If you are overweight then lose wt. and because acid reflux can happen at night, best to elevate the head of the bed six inches. Do not smoke. ...Read more

3

3
Can there be any gum that is aspartame-free?

Aspartame: Is present in almost chewing gums in the market. There are a few, e.g. Zapp that is aspartame free. ...Read more

4

4
What are the advantages/disadvantages of chewing gum a lot?

Let'sGumUpTheWorks!!: What a great tension-reliever! As long as you don't chew too hard. It would then be the somewhat equivalent to grinding your teeth. So chew gently and if it hurts, stop for a while. Great for a dry or foul-smelling mouth, like after coffee. But it can be seen as somewhat crude if you do it at work or to prominently. Whether sugar or sugarless is up to you. I do sugarless. Wrigley 5 Gum rocks! ...Read more

5

5
What happens if you smoke while chewing gum?

What happens if you smoke while chewing gum?

Nothing.: I do not know of any ill affects of doing the two together that are different from smoking alone. If you want to have a greater peace of mind while growing older, i strongly recommend you stop smoking. The links to cancer and heart disease are so well documented i feel that smokers are committing suicide slowly. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
Are there any health benefits to chewing gum?

Are there any health benefits to chewing gum?

Chewing gum: If you cannot brush, chewing sugarless gum after a meal can " help" clean the teeth by increasing saliva flow and dislodging food debris. However, it is not a substitute for proper brushing and flossing, especially at bedtime. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
7

7
Accidently swallowed chewing gum, would my upset be because of that?

Accidently swallowed chewing gum, would my upset be because of that?

Usually ok: Usually there isn't a problem as the gum will pass harmlessly through the body. However, there are rare cases of chewing gum bezoars which have occurred causing esophageal ; intestinal obstruction (http://pediatrics.Aappublications.Org/content/102/2/e22.Full). Lack of absorption of sorbitol in sugarless gym can sometimes lead to gas, loose stools and abdominal pain. ...Read more

8

8
How does nicotine chewing gum work?

Supplies nicotine: Every time you chew nicotine gum you swallow and absorb nicotine. This is designed to satisfy your craving for the drug so you will not light a cigarette. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
How can I kick nicotine chewing gum?

May be difficult: I am going to assume that you got hooked on gum to quit tobacco. Good for you. Now getting off the gum may be just as hard as quitting cold turkey. You can try and gradually reduce the number of pieces chewed daily until it is easier to quit or you may want to talk to your doctor about a medication called Chantix that has helped many people quit tobacco. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
Long term effects of chewing gum? Tmj?

Long term effects of chewing gum? Tmj?

Many things: It depends on how long you chew gum if you chew for hours your jaw and teeth can get sore especially if done for years. If sugared gum there is a possibility of cavities. Joint pain is a possibility too. Chewing gum aafter meals or to stimulate saliva for few minutes should not cause problems it also does not look good. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers