Top
40
Doctor insights on: Gum Chewing

Share
1

1
How can I stop gum chewing?

How can I stop gum chewing?

Bad oral habit: Gum chewing is not about the gum or its sweetness. It is about manifesting a compulsive behaviors through the mouth. Seek a consultation with a therapist who manages habits that are delirious to your health. Over the last 38 years, I have seen individuals who require extensive enamel reconstruction from this habit. Still it is better than smoking or chewing tobacco. Only slightly. ...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


2

2
Is chewing gum bad for health?

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

4

4
How can I quit my gum chewing habit?

How can I quit my gum chewing habit?

Build up willpower: Gum chewing can be a hard habit to quit, because a person is so used to having something in her mouth that she might start eating things. Maybe stopping abruptly and then rewarding oneself with something not related to gum or candy, every 3 days or so, can work. Perhaps one can keep a large bottle of water handy, and take a sip every time she feels the need for something in the mouth. ...Read more

5

5
Does chewing gum help you concentrate?

I don't believe: There is any scientific or medical correlation between chewing gum and concentration. But if you feel it helps you concentrate better than that's all that matters. ...Read more

6

6
Could chewing gum keep you from eating?

Could chewing gum keep you from eating?

Are you asking if: You can use chewing gum to help mute your appetite. If may help some. Acupuncture is great for satiety. ...Read more

9

9
Help please! Is chewing gum good or bad?

Depends: Chewing gum can stimulate saliva and this can be a good thing, especially if your mouth is dry. It can bring the ph back to a normal level quicker. Xylitol gums can kill decay causing bacteria. Gums with sugar is bad and will cause decay. Chewing can make TMJ pain worse. Hope this helps. ...Read more

10

10
What is the health risk of chewing gum?

What is the health risk of chewing gum?

Cavities: Headaches, jaw pain, and if you are chewing sugary gum then cavities. Gum isn't that bad for you. Sugar-free gum is actually very good for your teeth. ...Read more

11

11
How to take chewing gum away from my child?

How to take chewing gum away from my child?

Prevention: I don't think it is healthy for kids to chew gum. Therefore I would not encourage them using gum in the first place. ...Read more

12

12
When can I start giving my baby chewing gum?

When can I start giving my baby chewing gum?

Never.: Bad enough when they pick up the habit on their own; if you start them on it, that's more time for them to develop TMJ -- a painful condition in which an apparent earache is actually a sign of damage to the joint that moves the lower jaw. ...Read more

14

14
Chewing gum during jogging can longer your stamina?

Chewing gum during jogging can longer your stamina?

No: Unless I have missed some impt. Data/research I have never seen an association beween the two.Jogging a mile longer and maintaining this increase will strengthen your stamina. Good luck! ...Read more

15

15
What is the definition or description of: chewing gum?

What is the definition or description of: chewing gum?

Soft chew don't eat: 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 changes the oral environment. ...Read more

16

16
What brand of chewing gum will not stick partial plates?

Nonstick gum: Read the label. "nonstick" is the word you are looking for. If you see that on the label then the gum shouldn't stick to your partial. ...Read more

18

18
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

21

21
Will chewing gum make tmd worse?

Absolutely!: If you've got tmd (temporomandibular disorders), don't chew gum. ...Read more

22

22
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

23

23
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

24

24
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

25

25
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

26

26
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

27

27
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

29

29
Will chewing gum make me fail a drug test?

Will chewing gum make me fail a drug test?

Chew gum drug test: Depends on if there is drug in it. Discuss with the team doing your testing. ...Read more

30

30
Could I get TMJ from chewing gum every day?

Yes: Yes, if you chew long periods of time and with excessive force. ...Read more

31

31
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

32

32
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

33

33
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

34

34
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

35

35
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

36

36
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

37

37
How do I break my gum chewing habits in school?

How do I break my gum chewing habits in school?

Practice: While personal prescription cannot be given here, unlearning can be harder than learning. Habit strength is maintained by pleasurable feeling or relief. It will diminish the longer you don't do it, so it will get better. Distraction techniques, imagery, or self-reward for increasing amounts of time or days without chewing or self-imposing fines can help. Also a cognitive-behavioral psychologist. ...Read more

38

38
What are some effects chewing gum has on the face?

What are some effects chewing gum has on the face?

Increases massater: Gum chewing will hypertophy the massater muscles, giving the person a more square jaw. While this is considered attractive in men, it is not in women. ...Read more

39

39
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

40

40
What would happen if you swallowed your chewing gum?

No harm: Nothing will happen. It is a common concern, but it is completely safe. The gum will just pass. ...Read more

Find us on Facebook