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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
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
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
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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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