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How can I stop my excessive chewing habit?

How can I stop my excessive chewing habit?

This is unusual: I am going to take a stab at what you mean. Horace fletcher, a traveling speaker in the early 1900s advocated chewing your food 20 to 30 times before you swallow it, in order to thoroughly pulverize it and mix enzymes for pre-digestion to create a healthy quality of food for the digestive tract. Most americans under chew by 70%. 5 to 10 swipes and swallow with poor digestion following. Count! ...Read more

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Migraines I want to know how to get rid of them and why is it that I only feel better when I'm eating or chewing on something?

Migraines I want to know how to get rid of them and why is it that I only feel better when I'm eating or chewing on something?

Migraine and chewing: Migraine is a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Unilateral throbbing headache, dizziness, weakness, visual disturbances, blurry vision, nausea, sensitivity to light or sound, paresthesias and even partial blackout may be present during the episodes. Chewing ameliorates stress-induced suppression of hippocampal long-term potentiation. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist. ...Read more

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How can I stop my excessive chewing habit?

This is unusual: I am going to take a stab at what you mean. Horace fletcher, a traveling speaker in the early 1900s advocated chewing your food 20 to 30 times before you swallow it, in order to thoroughly pulverize it and mix enzymes for pre-digestion to create a healthy quality of food for the digestive tract. Most americans under chew by 70%. 5 to 10 swipes and swallow with poor digestion following. Count! ...Read more

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How long does excessive chewing associated with teething last?

How long does excessive chewing associated with teething last?

Usually after...: The "teething symptoms" vary from child to child, but typically subside after the first 6-8 front teeth came through. Often, after the age of 1, many children are not really that bothered from teething. But same as with thumb-sucking, many kids don't and some do for quite awhile. Enjoy the baby: babies are miracles of life! good luck. ...Read more

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Is excessive chewing bad for gums?

Is excessive chewing  bad for gums?

Chewing what?: Chewing tobacco is bad not just for the gums but for rest of the body as well. Chewing sugarless gum is harmless. ...Read more

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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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Excessive chewing and biting from childhood to teens?

Excessive chewing and biting from childhood to teens?

Nervous system: This sounds like tics and may be a condition known as tourette syndrome that is in the autistic spectrum. May need a neurologist's opinion. ...Read more

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Having really dry mouth I have to excessively chew food to swallow & sometimes have to drink it down with water. My tongue sticks to roof of mouth?

Having really dry mouth I have to excessively chew food to swallow & sometimes have to drink it down with water. My tongue sticks to roof of mouth?

Many causes: While there are many causes the one i find most common is dryness or diminished salivation due to side effects from drugs including many over the counter types like anithistamines. In fact, the most common side effect secondary to prescription drugs in dry mouth. Talk to your dentist or doctor to find out for sure. ...Read more

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Excessive bum chewing in teens?

Excessive bum chewing in teens?

Rephrase question?: I suspect this question has a significant typo and may have been submitted before completely finishing it. Please resubmit. ...Read more