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I Chew Gum A Lot At Work Is It True That Your Jaw Gets Bigger When You Chew Gum
I used to chew gum a lot, which led me to have a stiff jaw and it would pop a lot. I haven't chewed it in quite a while, and although the pain isn't there, will I have jaw pain in the future because of it?
Gum chewing pain: Gum chewing puts stresses on your jaw more so than typical eating, etc. So with that in mind, if you have any disfunction of your jaw it will be magnified. Most of us have such "disfunction" (not perfect alignment, etc) to varying degrees. Chewing gum is therefore not real healthy for most jaws, though some chewing is generally tolerated. I do not believe there is damage. Just lessen your chewing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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My jaw feels sore on both sides. Has been this way for 2-3 wks. It feels like when you've been chewing a lot of gum. Help?
TMJ disorder: Go see your dentist. You may have injured your temporomandibular joint. Check out more at http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/tmj-disorders/ds00355. ...Read more
Is chewing a lot of gum bad for kids' teeth? Our seven year old love to chew gum, and seems to do it all the time. I try and make sure he uses sugar-free gum, but i'm worried that all that chewing could do something to his teeth or jaw. Do I have anything
Xylitol : Xylitol based (sugar free) will not promote tooth decay. The chewing action stumulates salivary flow, and together with the gum, cleanses the teeth. Obviously, too much of anything isn't healthy. Constant chewing action may put more wear and tear on the joints and muscles of the face, which could, over an extended period of time cause problems. Everything in moderation and he should be just fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why am I constantly clinching my jaw? I have to chew gum to keep from doing it & at night my jaws hurt
Stress?: People clench their teeth for lots of reason- often stress related. During the day you can put your tongue on the roof of your mouth when you find yourself clenching. Chewing gum can make your jaw hurt more. See your dentist or physician for diagnosis and treatment. Until then, try moist heat on your jaw to try to relax the muscle, soft foods, and anti-inflammatories if you can take them. ...Read more
Hi, I have a asymmetric jaw because I was only chewing from my left for the past few years. If I start eating gum/food alot of the time from my right will it help in getting the symmetry back ?
Symmetry: Chewing on the other side should help to even the jaws out, keep in mind that there could be other things that may have contributed to the asymmetry. ...Read more
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