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

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! ...Read more

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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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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Is excessive chewing gum bad for us?

Is excessive chewing gum bad for us?

Yes: Most gums have sugar content. And please - don't chew like a cow. ...Read more

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Can lockjaw be caused by chewing gum?

Metal gum: Not the lockjaw process you get from tetanus. If chewing gum causes you jaw claudication, you need to see a ENT or maxillofacial specialist. On the other hand and as a fellow gum chewer, switch brands, get the softest, sugarless gum you can. ...Read more

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Can chewing gum broaden your jawline?

No.: You can chew all the gum you want but it will not broaden your jaw line. Why do you want to broaden your jaw line? ...Read more

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Does chewing gum help relieve stress?

Unlikely a cure: Perhaps, a temporary relief; however, transmitting stress to jaw muscles and joints is not ideal through excessive chewing is not a good idea. Relaxation therapy is a better place to start. Seek assistance down that road. ...Read more

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Is chewing gum good for your metabolism?

Is chewing gum good for your metabolism?

Yes and no: Sugarless gum chewing can have an effect on the amount and chemical makeup of the saliva you produce and some studies have shown it can change the amount of acid forming bacteria in your mouth.(which is a good thing). However there can be side effects of too much sugarless gum chewing including TMJ problems as well as digestive issues. ...Read more

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Are chewing gum good for reducing face fat?

Diet: To reduce weight (loose fat) you need to diet and burn calories (exercise). In essence, you will burn off more calories in a day than you take in. Chewing gum excessively can strain your TMJ and cause more harm than good. Think of your whole body being in balance, not just your face. ...Read more

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Why am i getting headaches from chewing gum?

TMJ / TMD: The muscles of the head and neck are very often responsible for headaches and migraines. If you have an underlying TMJ (jaw joint) or muscular problem (like clenching/grinding) chewing gum can trigger a headache. I would recommend seeing a dentist that works with a lot of tmd patients. ...Read more

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What happens if you smoke while chewing gum?

Nothing.: I do not know of any ill affects of doing the two together that are different from smoking alone. If you want to have a greater peace of mind while growing older, i strongly recommend you stop smoking. The links to cancer and heart disease are so well documented i feel that smokers are committing suicide slowly. ...Read more

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Are there any health benefits to chewing gum?

Chewing gum: If you cannot brush, chewing sugarless gum after a meal can " help" clean the teeth by increasing saliva flow and dislodging food debris. However, it is not a substitute for proper brushing and flossing, especially at bedtime. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be addicted to chewing gum?

Is it possible to be addicted to chewing gum?

No and yes.: The only addiction that you could get from chewing gum would be a psychological one. The satisfaction you get from chewing gum serves some kind of need inside of you. However, it is not chemical. If you chew nicorette (nicotine gum) or another nicotine substitute, you could certainly get a chemical addiction. ...Read more

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Can eating chewing gum make you put on weight?

Can eating chewing gum make you put on weight?

No: One stick of gum is only about 7 calories. You would need to eat 500 sicks for one pound and you probably use that much energy or more just chewing it. ...Read more

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What are some effects chewing gum has on the face?

What are some effects chewing gum has on the face?

Good for muscles: Generally speaking, chewing gum is good for your muscles of mastication.( chewing muscles) sugarless is obviously preferred. Your muscles get a work out and can actually tighten up your facial profile. ...Read more

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Is chewing gum bad for health or good for health ?

Sugarless is good.: Chewing sugarless gum is actually good for your dental health. This is because chewing gum increases saliva production. Saliva helps wash away any food particles left over in your teeth, lowering your risk of tooth decay. ...Read more

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