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Chewing Gum (Overview)

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 changes the oral environment.


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Is chewing gum bad for health?

Is chewing gum bad for health?

Here/there is OK: Sugarless gum is probably not a bad thing. But anything in excess is not a good thing. Sugarless gum contains sorbitol...A laxitive and so excessive use may cause some stomach/intestinal upset etc... Also, excessive chewing will strain your jaws/tmj, wear-out your teeth etc...So, moderation, rorome! Be sensible, stay healthy... Good luck.

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Chewing Gum (Overview)

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 changes the oral environment.


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Does chewing gum help you concentrate?

I don't believe: There is any scientific or medical correlation between chewing gum and concentration. But if you feel it helps you concentrate better than that's all that matters.

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Could chewing gum keep you from eating?

Could chewing gum keep you from eating?

Are you asking if: You can use chewing gum to help mute your appetite. If may help some. Acupuncture is great for satiety.

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Help please! Is chewing gum good or bad?

Depends: Chewing gum can stimulate saliva and this can be a good thing, especially if your mouth is dry. It can bring the ph back to a normal level quicker. Xylitol gums can kill decay causing bacteria. Gums with sugar is bad and will cause decay. Chewing can make TMJ pain worse. Hope this helps.

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What is the health risk of chewing gum?

What is the health risk of chewing gum?

Cavities: Headaches, jaw pain, and if you are chewing sugary gum then cavities. Gum isn't that bad for you. Sugar-free gum is actually very good for your teeth.

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How to take chewing gum away from my child?

How to take chewing gum away from my child?

Prevention: I don't think it is healthy for kids to chew gum. Therefore I would not encourage them using gum in the first place.

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When can I start giving my baby chewing gum?

When can I start giving my baby chewing gum?

Never.: Bad enough when they pick up the habit on their own; if you start them on it, that's more time for them to develop TMJ -- a painful condition in which an apparent earache is actually a sign of damage to the joint that moves the lower jaw.

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Chewing gum during jogging can longer your stamina?

Chewing gum during jogging can longer your stamina?

No: Unless I have missed some impt. Data/research I have never seen an association beween the two.Jogging a mile longer and maintaining this increase will strengthen your stamina. Good luck!

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What is the definition or description of: chewing gum?

What is the definition or description of: chewing gum?

Soft chew don't eat: 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 changes the oral environment.

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What brand of chewing gum will not stick partial plates?

Nonstick gum: Read the label. "nonstick" is the word you are looking for. If you see that on the label then the gum shouldn't stick to your partial.

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Help please! Is chewing gum everyday bad for your health?

Tmj: Chewing too much gum can lead to TMJ dysfunction.

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What are the advantages/disadvantages of chewing gum a lot?

Let'sGumUpTheWorks!!: What a great tension-reliever! As long as you don't chew too hard. It would then be the somewhat equivalent to grinding your teeth. So chew gently and if it hurts, stop for a while. Great for a dry or foul-smelling mouth, like after coffee. But it can be seen as somewhat crude if you do it at work or to prominently. Whether sugar or sugarless is up to you. I do sugarless. Wrigley 5 Gum rocks!

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What would happen if you swallowed your chewing gum?

No harm: Nothing will happen. It is a common concern, but it is completely safe. The gum will just pass.

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