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Doctor insights on: Clove Chewing Gum

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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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Can you become addicted to chewing gum?

Can you become addicted to chewing gum?

Yes: Check this out for advice on quitting: http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/303068-how-to-stop-chewing-gum/. ...Read more

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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