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Is sugar free chewing gum bad for teeth?

Is sugar free chewing gum bad for teeth?

20 minutes=GREAT: Chewing sugarless gum for 20 minutes can actually prevent tooth decay. It doesn't replace regular flossing and brushing your teeth though. [sorry]. ...Read more

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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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I've already brushed my teeth and want to chew 5 gum because it's sugar free. Is it bad for my teeth?

I've already brushed my teeth and want to chew 5 gum because it's sugar free. Is it bad for my teeth?

No: It should cause no harm and may even help. The extra saliva will help neutralize acids that cause decay. It can also clean areas you missed. If it contains xylitol then it will even help kill bacteria that cause decay. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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I am addicted to sugar-free chewing gum. Is this bad?

I am addicted to sugar-free chewing gum. Is this bad?

No but....: Depends on what you mean by addiction to it fatigue affecting the muscles involved in the act of chewing may be a side effect ! ...Read more

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What are the benefits of chewing sugar-free gum? Is chewing sugar-free gum really good for your teeth and mouth?

What are the benefits of chewing sugar-free gum? Is chewing sugar-free gum really good for your teeth and mouth?

Absolutely! : Absolutely! xylitol based gum stimulates salivary flow and helps keep your teeth clean without feeding sugar to the bacteria that cause tooth decay. Too many articles on the internet to post here. Do a quick search and you will get a better understanding. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me which is the top brand of sugar free chewing gum?

Personal Choice: No chewing gum is necessarily better than the others, when you're talking about sugar-free gum. Look for a flavor that you enjoy and look for something that has xylitol in it as the sweetening agent. Otherwise, you're good to go ! keep smiling ! ...Read more

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Are there any health risks of sugar-free chewing gum?

Are there any health risks of sugar-free chewing gum?

TMJ: Although the gum is sugar free, constant gum chewing can contribute to sore facial muscles and and aggravation to the jaw joint, . ...Read more

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Is chewing sugar free gum bad for you?

Is chewing sugar free gum bad for you?

No: Too much of anything can be harmful, but in moderation, there is nothing wrong with enjoying some sugar free gum. Chewing it after meals can actually stimulate salivary flow which is actually good for your teeth. ...Read more

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Chewing gum a bad idea after teeth scaling and having deep pockets in some areas worse in the back?

Sugerless OK: Because your gums and teeth may be sensitive after a scaling gum chewing may feel uncomfortable and you might get a little bleeding. However as long as it is sugarless gum you are not damaging any thing by chewing gum. ...Read more

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