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Why does chewing gum cause teeth pressure?

Why does chewing gum cause teeth pressure?

Chewing: Your teeth must exert presssure to chew anything. If they are hurting or sensitive when you chew gum, they are trying to tell you something is not right. See your dentist to have the problem evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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Chewing Gum (Definition)

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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Hi, I'm a guy I would like to know if chewing gum or teeth grinding could cause a square jaw and how long does it take 2 develop a square jaw 2tru dat?

Hi, I'm a guy I would like to know if chewing gum or teeth grinding could cause a square jaw and how long does it take 2 develop a square jaw 2tru dat?

Masseter hypertrophy: Clenching and grinding your teeth may increase size and appearance of masseter muscles and completely change facial appearance (square jaw). Botox is an excellent treatment option to soften, relax, and return facial shape to normal size. ...Read more

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I recently started flossing at night again. Now when chewing, my gums/teeth hurt (all around my mouth) is this normal?

I recently started flossing at night again. Now when chewing, my gums/teeth hurt (all around my mouth) is this normal?

Need evaluation: Pain/bleeding/swelling are signals that there's something wrong. Glad you're flossing, but should be painless. Call your dentist for examination. Mae sure teeth/gums healthy, then follow dentist's flossing instructions. Flossing is the best way to prevent gum disease. ...Read more

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Could chewing gum ruin your teeth?

Could chewing gum ruin your teeth?

It depends on type : The damage that chewing gums does to your teeth depends on the kindofgum you chew and how frequently you chew. Regular gum with sugar will increase decay. Chewing gum cn be very helpful for someone with dry mouth because it helps to stimulate saliva production. Xylitol gums will protect the teeth from decay. Chewing can increase TMJ pain in us suseptable people. Hope this helps. ...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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Is chewing gum bad for your teeth?

Is chewing gum bad for your teeth?

Sugarless is best: Chewing sugared gum constantly bathes the teeth in sugar. Sugarless is preferred. If you get headaches or a tired jaw from chewing then you should avoid it. ...Read more

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Is chewing gum good for your teeth?

Is chewing gum good for your teeth?

Maybe.: If the gum you chew is sugarless it is postulated that the action of chewing removes plaque from the surfaces involved. Chewing also stimulates salive production which helps to fight cavities. If the gum is sugared, you're inviting more damage due to cavities than any good effects available. ...Read more

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What chewing gum is best for teeth?

What chewing gum is best for teeth?

Sugar Free/Xylitol: Sugar free chewing gum with the first few ingredients being xylitol is best. The xylitol will aid in fighting cavities. Trident & spry are just a couple. ...Read more

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Why is chewing gum bad for my teeth?

Why is chewing gum bad for my teeth?

It's Usually Not: If you have healthy teeth, healthy gums, and healthy jaw joints and muscles, chewing gum is usuall fine. In fact, sugarless gum or a variety with xyletol as a sweetener can actually be beneficial to your oral health. Chewing gum also stimulates saliva, which can dilute oral acids and help to protect your teeth from cavities. Your dentist can tell you much more about it. ...Read more

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