Top
20
Doctor insights on: How Can I Stop 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
When i chew a gum on the left side i feel pain in my forehead what could be wrong? Would it go away if i stop chewing gum for a while? Thanks

When i chew a gum on the left side i feel pain in my forehead what could be wrong? Would it go away if i stop chewing gum for a while? Thanks

Try it: Try not chewing gum (cold turkey withdrawal) and see what happens. In any case, your symptoms should be brought to your Dentist's attention so that cause of problem can be delineated and then best treatment accomplished. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
I have been hiccuping once every hour my whole life. Doctor said stop chewing gum, but that's not it. What can I do to cure it?

I have been hiccuping once every hour my whole life. Doctor said stop chewing gum, but that's not it. What can I do to cure it?

Neurologist : Something is not right. I would get a second opinion and ask for a referral to a neurologist. You should not have to live with hiccups. Best of luck! ...Read more

4

4
I have the recurring nightmare of expanding chewing gum everynight.can't spit it out and it expands all over my teeth.what is it? How can i stop it?

I have the recurring nightmare of expanding chewing gum everynight.can't spit it out and it expands all over my teeth.what is it? How can i stop it?

Hypnotherapy: The use of hypnotherapy in supporting people with sleep disorders is well documented with positive outcomes. One or two sessions of hypnotherapy might be an efficient first-line therapy for patients with certain types of parasomnias. See your primary care physician for evaluation and referral. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
Masturbation problem... I need a way to stop. I don't know how though. Something like chewing gum to stop bitting finger nails. Drives me insane;maste?

Masturbation problem... I need a way to stop. I don't know how though. Something like chewing gum to stop bitting finger nails. Drives me insane;maste?

Masturbation: From a medical standpoint there is no damage caused by this normal and natural human experience. Masturbation is a natural human event that adds depth to our human experience. It is part of being a sexual being and should not be considered in any way abnormal. Now. If you have religious views that contradict this medical information please find a trusted advisor who can help you through this. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
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

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
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

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
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

See 2 more doctor answers
10

10
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

13

13
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

See 1 more doctor answer
14

14
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

See 1 more doctor answer
15

15
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

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
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

See 5 more doctor answers
18

18
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

19

19
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

See 4 more doctor answers
20

20
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

See 4 more doctor answers