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Does chewing gum cause gas?

Does chewing gum cause gas?

Yes: Chewing gum causes increase in saliva and swallowing which increases the amount of air you swallow. This will cause gas in the stomach. ...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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What could cause a headache while chewing gum?

What  could cause a headache while chewing gum?

Headache: The headache could be a sensitivity from something in the gum or possibly due to your bite (occlusion) being off. If your bite is not balanced properly it can cause stresses in the temporalmandibular joint (tmj). Discuss this with yor dentist so he can evaluate the situation. ...Read more

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Please help! does bubble gum/chewing gum cause cancer?

Unlikely: If you are using usual chewing gum, and not tobacco laced gum, your risk is no greater than that of a normal person. ...Read more

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Can swallowing too much chewing gum really cause an obstruction in the appendix?

Can swallowing too much chewing gum really cause an obstruction in the appendix?

No: The only real risk, and its rare, is something called a bezoar (indigestible material) which can cause an obstruction in the digestive tract. However, the risk is very rare, and your appendix is not generally at risk. If you imagine the number of people, especially kids, who swallow gum all around the world every day, the risk of choking on a piece of gum is much higher than anything else. ...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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Can chewing gum cause an allergic reaction?

Can chewing gum cause an allergic reaction?

Something in the gum: Gum...Like any other substance or food is made of many different ingredients. So..There may be some chemical or natural product in the gum that you may be allergic to. Like strawberry flavored gum or licorice. If you know you have an allergy to something then don't chew the gum with that item in it. Go see an allergist if you are worried. ...Read more

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Help please! could chewing gum cause cancer?

Help please! could chewing gum cause cancer?

No: Life is alarming enough without people making up foolish claims to frighten you. Enjoy your gum. ...Read more

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Can chewing gum cause migraines or tension headaches?

Can chewing gum cause migraines or tension headaches?

Yes: Gum chewing can irritate the muscles and cause muscle tension headaches and muscle tension headaches that mimic migraines. True vascular migraines are a different problem. ...Read more

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What causes you to bite your lip when chewing gum and/or eating?

What causes you to bite your lip when chewing gum and/or eating?

Malocclusion: Quite possibly some misalignment of the teeth and/or jaws can result in the accidental biting of the lip and cheek. ...Read more

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Does chewing gum everyday for years cause any damage to my teeth?

Possibly: If you chew gum containing sugar, then the gum might cause you to get tooth decay. We recommend sugarless if you must chew. The constant working of your jaw muscles can contribute to TMJ - a painful condition of the jaw and its joints. Absent pain and if you are brushing and flossing, then the gum is probably OK. ...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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Why does chewing gum cause teeth pressure?

Why does chewing gum cause teeth pressure?

Does not shatter: Some foods that you would think are soft actually exerts more force on the teeth than hard crunchy food. Gum for instance, as you load gum with bite force, the force remains linear and focused on the two teeth occluding on it, no matter what the force exerted on gum, the gum just compressed and stays between the teeth. A crunchy food shatters and clears the occlusal surface at less force. ...Read more

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Could swallowing some chewing gum cause pains in stomach?

Could swallowing some chewing gum cause pains in stomach?

Maybe: Lack of absorbtion of sorbitol in sugarless gym can sometimes lead to gas, loose stools and abdominal pain. Usually there isn't a problem as the gum will pass harmlessly through the body. However, there are rare cases of chewing gum bezoars which have occurred causing esophageal ; intestinal obstruction (http://pediatrics.Aappublications.Org/content/102/2/e22.Full). ...Read more

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Could chewing cinnamon chewing gum, cause mouth soreness or bumps?

Could chewing cinnamon chewing gum, cause mouth soreness or bumps?

Cinnamon sensitivity: Many people are sensitive to cinnamon. Stop chewing cinnamon gum and using other cinnamon flavored foods and see if your soreness goes away in a few days. If it does not then see a dentist about your sore tongue. ...Read more

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Is the cause of my TMJ mostly due to cartilage/bone wear (from chewing gum, etc) or from tired muscles?

Is the cause of my TMJ mostly due to cartilage/bone wear (from chewing gum, etc) or from tired muscles?

TMJ pain: The most common cause of TMJ disfunction/pain is bruxism (chronic teeth grinding and/or clenching). Other common causes are a bad bite and injury to the joint. See your dentist, or a dentist who specializes in tmd, for an examination, diagnosis and treatment recommendations. ...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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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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Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more