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Dr. Ed Friedlander answered:

Help please! Could chewing gum cause cancer?

No

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Life is alarming enough without people making up foolish claims to frighten you. Enjoy your gum.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered:

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

Unlikely

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If you are using usual chewing gum, and not tobacco laced gum, your risk is no greater than that of a normal person.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered:

I chew gum 4 times a week. Does bubble gum or chewing gum cause cancer?

No

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As long as there is no tobacco in your gum, chewing gum will not increase your risk of cancer.
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Dr. Chad Levitt answered:

Can chewing gum give you a greater risk of having cancer?

No. No. No

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Can chewing too much sugar-free gum cause cancer?

Theorectically

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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/
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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

No.

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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.
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Can chewing gum cause an allergic reaction?

Something in the gum

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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.
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Dr. Howard Banner answered:

Can chewing gum cause migraines or tension headaches?

Yes

gum chewing can irritate the muscles and cause muscle tension headaches and muscle tension headaches that mimic migraines. true vascular migraines are a different problem.
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Can swallowing too much chewing gum really cause an obstruction in the appendix?

No

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The only real risk, and its rare, is something called a bezoar (indigestible material) which can cause an obstruction in the digestive tract. However, the risk is very rare, and your appendix is not generally at risk. If you imagine the number of people, especially kids, who swallow gum all around the world every day, the risk of choking on a piece of gum is much higher than anything else
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Dr. Don Millner answered:

Does gum cause cancer?

Gum disease? No!

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I haven't seen written documentation that correlates gum disease with cancer. However if ones body is continually fighting inflammation from gum disease, it has to take a toll on ones immune system. With the mouth being the most chronically infected part of an otherwise healthy body, why take chances. Floss daily do some careful vibratory toothbrushing at the gum-tooth interface & don't worry!
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