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Please help! does bubble gum/chewing gum cause cancer?

Please help! does bubble gum/chewing gum cause cancer?

Unlikely: If you are using usual chewing gum, and not tobacco laced gum, your risk is no greater than that of a normal person. ...Read more

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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


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Help please! could chewing gum cause cancer?

Help please! could chewing gum cause cancer?

No: Life is alarming enough without people making up foolish claims to frighten you. Enjoy your gum. ...Read more

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Can chewing too much sugar-free gum cause cancer?

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 more

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Is it true biting your cheeks cause mouth cancer? I do it on accident couple times when chewing gums because of my.Back molars

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 more

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Can lockjaw be caused by chewing gum?

Metal gum: Not the lockjaw process you get from tetanus. If chewing gum causes you jaw claudication, you need to see a ENT or maxillofacial specialist. On the other hand and as a fellow gum chewer, switch brands, get the softest, sugarless gum you can. ...Read more

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Cancer (Definition)

An uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion and metastases is what cancer is defined as. It produced abnormal growth of cells which acquire destructive properties causing serious threat to host's life, unless it can be removed or destroyed by ...Read more


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