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Can Chewing Gum Cause Cancer
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
Ive had this feeling for 2 weeks. Its like there is sticky chewing gum stuck in my thoart. Could it be cancer? Its on my left side. Can u help?
Theorectically: http://www.livestrong.com/article/521229-harmful-effects-of-eating-sugarless-gum-everyday/ in general, artificial sweeteners and sugar substitutes are not healthy. Of course gum with sugar is obviously bad for you. Gum pollutes. Consider this alternative (although I do not endorse chewing gum) : http://www.Snack-girl.Com/snack/aspartame-free-gum/. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Is it true biting your cheeks cause mouth cancer? I do it on accident couple times when chewing gums because of my.Back molars
No.: Mouth cancer is caused most by alcohol and tobacco use, including smoking and chewing/smokeless tobacco. This usually presents by 50 years of age, and in the form of non-healing ulcers that can be painful. Teenagers might get it if they are particularly susceptable and do a lot of smoking, drinking alcohol, and chewing tobacco. Biting your cheeks should be discouraged, but it does not do this. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Something in the gum: Gum...Like any other substance or food is made of many different ingredients. So..There may be some chemical or natural product in the gum that you may be allergic to. Like strawberry flavored gum or licorice. If you know you have an allergy to something then don't chew the gum with that item in it. Go see an allergist if you are worried. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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