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Can chewing trident gum replace brushing your teeth?

Can chewing trident gum replace brushing your teeth?

No: Chewing trident gum can be helpful if it is sugar free as this can stimulate saliva and buffer acids in your mouth. You still need to brush and floss your teeth to remove the plaque that can cause cavities, gingivitis, and gum disease. ...Read more

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What chewing gums available contain xylitol?

What chewing gums available contain xylitol?

Many brands.: Mnay brands manufactor gum that contains xylitol in place of suger. It is best to check the package to be sure. ...Read more

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Does chewing sugar free gum repair gum damage from listerine?

Does chewing sugar free gum repair gum damage from listerine?

No and: You should see a dentist for a complete and thorough exam to find out what's wrong, what should be done and how best to prevent future dental problems. No internet search and even this excellent website cannot replace a one on one dentist\patient exam and consultation. ...Read more

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Does nicorette (nicotine gum) gum cause oral cancer?

Does nicorette (nicotine gum) gum cause oral cancer?

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 more

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Do artificial sweeteners promote tooth decay like sugar?

Do artificial sweeteners promote tooth decay like sugar?

No: Most artificial or "sugar free" sweeteners are not metabolized by the bacteria that cause tooth decay. Not all natural "sugars" are bad either. Xylitol is a natural sweetener that has been shown in some studies to lower decay risk. ...Read more

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Which is better nicorette (nicotine gum) patches or nicorette (nicotine gum)?

Which is better nicorette (nicotine gum) patches or nicorette (nicotine gum)?

Depends: The patch provides the most sustained levels of nicotine and probably works best for most people. The nicorette (nicotine gum) gum can be successful as well, but most people don't chew enough pieces during the day to be effective. It really comes down to personal preference and tolerability. ...Read more

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Can you chew nicorette (nicotine gum) gum and other gum to make it taste better?

Can you chew nicorette (nicotine gum) gum and  other gum to make it taste better?

Yes: It can be mixed with other gum, but the real point is you shouldn't be chewing it like regular gum! you only bite into it once or twice and then park it between your cheek and gum until you want more nicotine. A piece should last 30 minutes or so when used this way. It can be mixed with other gum although it's effectiveness may be diminished when used this way. ...Read more

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Is chewing trident gum beneficial to your teeth?

Is chewing trident gum beneficial to your teeth?

Chewing gum: Actually chewing a sugarless gum can remove plaque from the teeth. Some trident chewing gums have recaldent in them which is a substance made from milk proteins that actually can remineralize teeth. So the answer is yes! ...Read more

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Does gum recession lead to edentulism?

Does gum recession lead to edentulism?

Yes it can: Where there is recession there is also some loss of the bone supporting your teeth. If you have too much bone loss then your teeth can become loose and you may loose them. The best thing is treatment , the sooner the better, so that you do not loose your teeth. Your dentist may refer you to a periiodontist, a specialist in gum diseases for this problem. ...Read more

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Does using a soft toothbrush lessen gum disease or increase tooth decay?

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 more

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Is sugar free chewing gum bad for teeth?

Is sugar free chewing gum bad for teeth?

20 minutes=GREAT: Chewing sugarless gum for 20 minutes can actually prevent tooth decay. It doesn't replace regular flossing and brushing your teeth though. [sorry]. ...Read more

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Does chewing sugarless gum really help prevent cavities?

Does chewing sugarless gum really help prevent cavities?

Sugarless gum: Chewing gum after eating will help increase saliva and bring the ph of your mouth back to normal quicker. Studies have shown that xylitol will decrease cavities because it reduces decay causing bacteria in you mouth. So I would recommend chewing Xylitol gum for the best result. ...Read more

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Foods that heal gums?

Foods that heal gums?

No foods "heal" gums: Looking for something other than simply flossing daily and to a lesser degree proper toothing to heal your gums and keep them healthy... Don't waste your time! short of the mechanical cleaning functions of chewing/eating food and the plaque diluting function of saliva, foods do not heal gums! ...Read more

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Please answer! what regular gum is most like nicorette (nicotine gum) gum?

None: Regular chewing gum does not contain nicotine, and will not help specifically with nicotine addiction, although some people chew sugarless gum for oral gratification as part of a smoking cessation program. It isn't really even "gum, " - it is very dense and viscous stuff, which can pull out loose fillings. I recommend the lozenges to most of my patients, particularly if there are dental issues. ...Read more

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Can someone with braces chew sugar-free gum?

Can someone with braces chew sugar-free gum?

Gum is tough on brac: Gum of any kind is tough on braces. It also sticks to the braces and is hard to remove. Our main concern is breakage of braces while chewing gum. Broken braces extend treatment times, require more visits to repair and can compromise your final result. Lay off the gum during treatment, chew all you want when you are done. ...Read more

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Can sugar free gum with xylitol help prevent cavities or gingivitis?

Can sugar free gum with xylitol help prevent cavities or gingivitis?

Yes: Xylitol inhibits tooth decay, the chewing of the gum increases saliva flow ( saliva buffers the mouth and reduces decay). Also the mechanical action of chewing helps dislodge food debris.One word of caution xylitol is toxic to pets. ...Read more

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Does chewing gum cause cavities?

Does chewing gum cause cavities?

Depends on the type.: Sugar free gum, that is gum with artificial sweetners, do not have the type of sugar that causes cavities. These products are now starting to use sweetners like xylitol which has been shown to have anti-cavity properties at higher doses. Chewing sugar-free gum also helps those with dry mouth as it helps stimulate saliva flow. Hubba bubba and bubblelicious are not sugar free to name a few. ...Read more

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