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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


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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

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How can I kick nicotine chewing gum?

How can I kick nicotine chewing gum?

May be difficult: I am going to assume that you got hooked on gum to quit tobacco. Good for you. Now getting off the gum may be just as hard as quitting cold turkey. You can try and gradually reduce the number of pieces chewed daily until it is easier to quit or you may want to talk to your doctor about a medication called Chantix that has helped many people quit tobacco. ...Read more

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How can I stop grinding teeth?

How can I  stop grinding teeth?

Stay calm.: People don't stop grinding. They grind due to the stresses of life...Work, family, school, relationships and perhaps sinus troubles what your dentist is trying to do is to protect your teeth from the effects of grinding or bruxing. That would be your teeth wearing down, cracking or breaking. So you have a soft or hard bite guard fabricated. This can be worn day or nite or both depending on you. ...Read more

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How can you stop clenching my teeth?

How can you stop clenching my teeth?

See dentist: You should see a dentist. During the daytime, you can make a conscious effort to stop. For night time clenching, a dentist can make an appliance that can help. An appliance called nti can reduce the strength of the clench and help prevent headaches. ...Read more

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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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How can I stop clenching my teeth?

How can I  stop clenching my teeth?

Reducing Stress: Can help. If you are awake, put your tongue between your teeth. When sleeping, protect yourself from parafunctional habit by wearing the right splint. ...Read more

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How can I stop my gums from receding?

Dental care: You need frequent cleaning and to see a periodontist - take good care of your teeth. You want them to last. Good luck. ...Read more

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I get so stressed, so I chew gum. How does chewing gum affect your jaw?

I get so stressed, so I chew gum. How does chewing gum affect your jaw?

Muscle fatigue: Jaw muscles are powerful. Any muscle in the body can become sore, or cramped, or strained with overuse. ...Read more

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I get puffy gums from mouth breathing, how can I stop this habit?

I get puffy gums from mouth breathing, how can I stop this habit?

ENT/Orthodontist: Need to see 2 specialists. Need to see ENT to check airway, tonsils, adenoids, etc. Need to see orthodontist to determine if you need palatal expansion which will also widen nasal passages. If mouth breathing corrected and gum problems persist, may also need to see periodontist. ...Read more

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Can't stop clenching my teeth. How do I break this habit?

Can't stop clenching my teeth. How do I break this habit?

Teeth clenching: This is usually involuntary and often done during sleep when it can do a lot of damage to the teeth and jaw. The solution is a professionally fabricated night guard appliance which prevents clenching and grinding. If you find yourself doing it during the day, you need to become aware of things that are causing you to be stress and clench and try and avoid those situations. ...Read more

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How do I stop clenching and grinding teeth?

How do I stop clenching and grinding teeth?

May not happen...: I highly recommend a night guard during sleep. This will not stop the clenching and grinding; however, it will stop the harmful effects of clenching and grinding. Please see your dentist about getting a night guard. ...Read more

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How long can it take to quit smoking when you are using nicorette (nicotine gum) gum?

How long can it take to quit smoking when you are using nicorette (nicotine gum) gum?

Depends: The nicorette (nicotine gum) gum by itself will not make you quit, you have to have the desire and motivation to stop then the gum will help curb the urge, there are people who use it and stop with a week, but there are others who keep using the gum with no effect what so ever. ...Read more

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How can you stop clenching teeth?

How can you stop clenching teeth?

Nightguard is best: If you are doing it during the daytime, like when you are driving, then you can break this habit by becoming aware of when you are doing it. Decreasing stress in your life will decrease clenching. You can't stop nighttime clenching but you will protect your teeth and TMJ by wearing a night guard. This is very important to wear. See a dentist about this. ...Read more

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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

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How do I stop teeth grinding? What causes teeth grinding and what can stop it?

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Multifactorial: Teeth grinding is a protective mechanism, where a body unconsciously try to remove an interference between upper and lower arch. It is also a response to muscle spasm due to stress, where continuous clenching and grinding leads to excessive occlusal wear and/or tooth hypersensitivity. Malocclusion also cause grindings. Bite guard to alleviate symptom, correct occlusion to eliminate the cause. ...Read more

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How can you stop grinding teeth?

How can you stop grinding teeth?

Very hard: It sometimes occurs in your sleep, so you don't know you are doing it. But your dentist can fabricate you a bruxism appliance.. That will help minimize the wear and tear on your teeth. ...Read more

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How can I stop myself from grinding my teeth?

How can I stop myself from grinding my teeth?

Get a Nightguard: Daytime teeth grinding is a habit which can be broken, like any other. But it's not easy. You have to constantly remind yourself to keep your teeth slightly apart. Night-time grinding cannot be stopped, but its destructive effects can be minimized with a nightguard. Otc appliances rarely work & often cause more pain. Have your dentist recommend the proper nightguard, & have it professionally made. ...Read more

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How do I get over my addiction to chewing gum?

How do I get over my addiction to chewing gum?

Habit not addiction: Chewing gum is more a habit than an addiction. You probably have gotten used to chewing which may relieve stress, or allow you to do something similar to fidgeting. You may use a gradual approach of switching to chewing something that only lasts a few minutes in your mouth, when you have cravings for gum. Find something else that you can do to relieve the momentary stress. ...Read more

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How can I help my boyfriend quit chewing tobacco?

How can I help my boyfriend quit chewing tobacco?

Get him sick on it: If he consumes so much that he gets extremely sick his brain and body will associate the chewing tobacco with the feeling of nausea and wanting to vomit. That feeling is very uncomfortable and can lead to cessation. ...Read more