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Doctor insights on: Can You Chew Gum While Pregnant

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Dr. Walter Husar
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Chewing gum in pregnancy is it safe?

Chewing gum in pregnancy is it safe?

Yes. : Yes gum is safe . Don't over do it. Brush frequently to avoid cavities. Do not do xylitol gum as research is still undecided on safety during pregnancy and breast feeding. ...Read more

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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

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Can you chew nicotine gum while trying to quit smoking , i'm 3 weeks pregnant?

Can you chew nicotine gum while trying to quit smoking , i'm 3 weeks pregnant?

Better than smoking: There are data suggesting that the nicotine causes subtle decreases in blood flow through the placenta & over time has a negative effect on the fetus. That said, a patch has a lower steady concentration than the peak/ebb changes with smoking or gum & may be a better choice. I applaud you for trying & wish you the best. ...Read more

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Is it safe to chew the Sea Band Anti Nausea ginger gum while pregnant (8weeks)? Label states there is titanium dioxide in it...

Is it safe to chew the Sea Band Anti Nausea ginger gum while pregnant (8weeks)? Label states there is titanium dioxide in it...

Probably: Nothing in pregnancy or life or 100% safe for everyone. Having said that ginger has been used extensively especially in Asia without any known adverse effects on the fetus for centuries. As for Titanium oxide, it is mostly not absorbed so it should not affect your fetus. If there is any other active ingredients in the Sea Band gum, you will have to list them in order to get any answer. ...Read more

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What do the gum look like when pregnancy ?

What do the gum look like when pregnancy ?

The same: Unless you develop anemia and your gums (and other mucous membranes) become pale, or you develop gingivitis, or you are taking certain anti-seizure medications, your gums should not change in appearance ...Read more

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What gum changes can I expect in pregnancy?

What gum changes can I expect in pregnancy?

Gingivitis: Pregnant women can develop swollen gum that bleed easily. It is called pregnancy gingivitis. Warm salt water rinses daily can help. ...Read more

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How quickly do gum problems show up in pregnancy?

How quickly do gum problems show up in pregnancy?

Quickly: Gum disease is a bacterial infection that can be transmitted from person to person. 85% of people have it, but when pregnant, the problems gets worse as the pregnancy proceeds. Look into something like the perio protect method to see if you can find a dentist that can help you while you are pregnant. You don't have to wait for the baby to be born and maybe pass some of the bacteria along. ...Read more

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I have a toothache problem its so much pain and it affect my gum also . What should i do im in 7months pregnant?

I have a toothache problem its so much pain and it affect my gum also . What should i do  im in 7months pregnant?

See dentist ASAP.: You probably have either infection or cavity in the tooth. This is a serious problem especially due to your pregnancy affecting your immunity to fight the infection. Please see a dentist right away for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What happens if you have gum disease while pregnant?

What happens if you have gum disease while pregnant?

Hormones: Hormonal changes can cause a preexisting gum problem to worsen.It that happens to you, see a periodontist and make sure the periodontist consults with your ob/gyn before you have any treatment. ...Read more

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I am 15 weeks 5 days pregnant.I have gum bleeding .How to cure?

I am 15 weeks 5 days pregnant.I have gum bleeding .How to cure?

See a dentist: See your dentist. Your hormones change during pregnancy which make your gums very prone to bleeding if there is any thing irritating them. Brush and floss corectly and have your teeth cleaned by a professional. There is something called pregnancy gingivitis which is probably what you have. ...Read more

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If you have gum disease while pregnant, willl you deliver a healthy baby ?

If you have gum disease while pregnant, willl you deliver a healthy baby ?

Gum Disease: Gum disease will not affect your unborn child, but it can affect your general health. During pregnancy the gums are generally more susceptible to bleeding do to hormonal changes even in the absence of gum disease. The disease is closely associated with poor habits of dental home care. See your dentist for treatment, improve you dental home care and welcome your baby with a healthy smile! ...Read more

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I have a piece of gum just hanging from my front tooth ever since i found out that i was pregnant it has been there, did i mention that was a year ago?

I have a piece of gum just hanging from my front tooth ever since i found out that i was pregnant it has been there, did i mention that was a year ago?

Pregnancy gingivitis: Pregnancy gingivitis is caused by the hormonal changes that increase the blood flow to the gum tissue and cause your gums to be more sensitive, irritable, and swollen. This is very common in the earlier phases of pregnancy. Maintaining proper oral hygiene is necessary to reduce the inflammation. I strongly recommend you visit your dentist for a professional consultation and evaluation. ...Read more

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When I was about 11weeks old pregnant.i ate with a rusty fork,which I cut my gum.after a day or two I had swollen gum.can I be affected?now im 17 wks

When I was about 11weeks old pregnant.i ate with a rusty fork,which I cut my gum.after a day or two I had swollen gum.can I be affected?now im 17 wks

Only in the mind: The rusty fork incident 6 weeks ago has affected the person only in that the incident is making her think about it, more than once. Other than the thoughts, there is no reason to believe there are any other effects... unless there is a chronic sore or ongoing inflammation at that site on the gums. If the gums look fine and feel fine, then no worries. ...Read more