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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. ...Read more

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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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Can chewing gum make you not hungry?

Gum: Not necessarily since chewing stimulates taste buds & saliva. ...Read more

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Does chewing gum help you concentrate?

Does chewing gum help you concentrate?

Couldn't hurt..: Have you ever seen a kid do homework, watch tv, text and be on the computer? Can't say that is concentrating but...It does mean they are focused(on many things). If you think chewing gum helps you concentrate on things..Go for it, provided it is ok under the circumstances. If you can't chew and think at the same time, then go without. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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