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Yes, but why?: It's safe, but why would you want to take it? Sugar actually has very few calories, and you shouldn't try to lose weight during pregnancy, so why take any artificial sweetener? Also stay away from supplements of any kind except as prescribed by your doctor. Be cautious until after delivery, you only get the one chance at this, and pregnancy isn't 100% safe to begin with. ...Read more
How does modern dental filling material interact with sugar, salt, pepper and food to inflame your mouth?
They Do Not: The bacteria do interact with foods to create acids that attack the teeth and cause decay and gum disease if you do not clean properly. Inflamed gums are the start of gum disease. If you are saying your entire mouth is inflamed then you need to see your md to check for allergies to food or materials. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it safe to drink cold drinks (juice, water) and eat ice cream, cold yogurt, cold flan (a type of soft cool cake) a few hours after a single tooth extraction? Are cake, bread, and rice appropriate food to eat a few hours after the extraction?
Yes: You should be able to eat what you want after several days. It maybe sore if you directly bite on the extraction site but sufficiently healed to return to normal. Enjoy. ...Read more
Is oatmeal with evaporated cane juice better for you than guar gum in oatmeal? I understand ecj is a sweetener contains sucrose and guar gum cancer
9 mo, but not needed: I would say about nine months, but in moderation. Juice--even natural juice--has a lot of sugar, and isn't as nutritious as all the hype suggests. Better than 'juice drinks', yes, but not that much better. I often suggest diluting it. But, juice is not necessary for your child. It has vitamin c, yes, but that is easily obtained from many other sources. ...Read more
No: A pain killer will not repair a fracture and possible underlying cavity (infection). There's no gel, ointment, herb, salve, paste, or other OTC that will fix a broken tooth. You need professional help fast. Please see a Dentist for the appropriate treatment before the crack becomes irreparable. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Does a mixture of vanilla (or artificial vanilla extract) and listerine-type mouthwash decrease listerine's shelf life?
Is stevia, splenda, or nectresse (erythritol, sugar, monk fruit extract, molasses) or aspartame safe during pregnancy?
Generally yes: There is no specific problem w/aspartame in pregnancy according to the nih. It does not cross the placenta, and is not a risk to you unless you have phenylketonuria - a rare genetic disorder. However, it is always prudent to limit all meds, supplements and the like during pregnancy except as instructed by your ob>. ...Read more
Here are some ...: I doubt if there have ever been a known study to specifically address your question. To prove something of this nature, personal anecdotal experience may be meaningful; so, you may try, but remember a strong personal bias may sway the truth of taste. On the other hand, semen is meant for procreation not for swallowing as protein supplement or feeding personal fantasy. ...Read more
No : Many poisons are alkaloids and taste bitter. However there is no direct correlation between sweetness and toxicity. ...Read more
Gum is tough on brac: Gum of any kind is tough on braces. It also sticks to the braces and is hard to remove. Our main concern is breakage of braces while chewing gum. Broken braces extend treatment times, require more visits to repair and can compromise your final result. Lay off the gum during treatment, chew all you want when you are done. ...Read more