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Can Chewing Gum Reduce Oral Cancer Risk
Yes: Nicotine in tobacco chewing causes localized ischemic area due to constriction of blood vessel. Precancerous soft tissue changes include leukoplakia, erythroplakia, acanthoma and carcinoma in situ. Regarding gum disease, tobacco product causes root surface roughness and delay wound healing. Tobacco product will aid in dry mouth and thus causes root caries leading to rotting teeth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more
NO!: There is no safe form of tobacco. At least 28 chemicals in smokeless tobacco have been found to cause cancer. Smokeless tobacco causes oral cancer, esophageal cancer, and pancreatic cancer but also heart disease, gum disease, and oral lesions other than cancer, such as leukoplakia (precancerous white patches in the mouth). Do yourself an enormous favor and do not use tobacco in any form. ...Read more
No evidence: There isn't any evidence that it increases risk for cancer. The real thing to keep in mind is that smoking is just about the worst (if not the worst) thing one can do to their body. It markedly increases your risk of many types of cancer, including oral and throat cancers! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Snuff and chew: Tobacco products are most likely associated with oral cavity cancers (cheek, tongue, floor of mouth, gum) but oropharynx (tonsil, tongue base, voice box and hypopharynx (area behind and next to voice box, larynx) are susceptible to carcinogens in these products. They also ruin your teeth, give you bad breath, and make you a social pariah. It's addictive too. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes: Chewing gum can prevent cavities. It has to be a special gum that contains xylitol, the bacteria that cause cavities can't use this sugar. You need to be exposed to 6 grams over the course of the day. Most of these gums contain 1 gram of xylitol, so you do need to chew 6 pieces each day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Soft cleans better!: Soft toothbrush bristles bend easier and are able to get into the nooks and crannies on and between the tooth and gum. The key is angulating the toothbrush correctly, about 45 degrees to the gum line and move the brush gently to dislodge and food or bacteria in the area. You'll need other tools to clean inbetween teeth. Even if you have root exposed, soft bristles will not damage the root surface. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Unlikely: Nicotene is addictive but not likely the cause of cancer for those who smoke or chew. Further, it would be very difficult to determine if an ex-smoker who uses nicorete developed cancer because of the gum becuase we know natural tobacco products do... Nicotene is not a known carcinogen but there are many carcinogens in natural tobacco: http://tinyurl.Com/3h74dkv. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: It depends on the dose and the patient. Evereone reacts differently. ...Read more
Yes, but: Cold sores are caused by herpes simplex i virus & once you have the virus is lies dormant. Proper hygiene can help prevent outbreaks but may not eliminate them all. Your dentist can give meds to help prevent or treat them. "ulcers" are generally apthous ulcers & autoimmune in nature so staying healthy overall helps reduce them. Still keeping things clean will help reduce outbreaks of both. ...Read more
Possibly: Hpv, also known as human papilloma virus can cause genital warts. If you give oral sex to a penis that has the hpv infection, it is possible to get oral or throat cancer. Fortunately, saliva can help prevent the transmission of the virus, but saliva is by no means a perfect barrier. You need to be careful. ...Read more
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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