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Doctor insights on: Remedies For Excessive Chewing

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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 long does excessive chewing associated with teething last?

How long does excessive chewing associated with teething last?

Usually after...: The "teething symptoms" vary from child to child, but typically subside after the first 6-8 front teeth came through. Often, after the age of 1, many children are not really that bothered from teething. But same as with thumb-sucking, many kids don't and some do for quite awhile. Enjoy the baby: babies are miracles of life! good luck. ...Read more

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Is excessive chewing bad for gums?

Is excessive chewing  bad for gums?

Chewing what?: Chewing tobacco is bad not just for the gums but for rest of the body as well. Chewing sugarless gum is harmless. ...Read more

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Is excessive chewing gum bad for us?

Yes: Most gums have sugar content. And please - don't chew like a cow. ...Read more

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Excessive chewing and biting from childhood to teens?

Excessive chewing and biting from childhood to teens?

Nervous system: This sounds like tics and may be a condition known as tourette syndrome that is in the autistic spectrum. May need a neurologist's opinion. ...Read more

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What is the best medical treatment for tongue chewing for a child?

What is the best medical  treatment  for tongue  chewing  for a child?

See this website: http://www.tonguechewing.com/ chirodontics acumpuncture, still point technique, orofacial myofunctional therapies are all listed here. It is an informational site...Check it out. ...Read more

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I have been on ortho treatment for 18 months and my bite is still off. I can only chew on the right side. Can my dr correct my bite in 6 months ?

I have been on ortho treatment for 18 months and my bite is still off. I can only chew on the right side. Can my dr correct my bite in 6 months ?

It is possible: However, the time required to correct any particular orthodontic problem varies with the severity of the problem. Follow your orthodontist's instructions for the best results. ...Read more

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My brother is 27 years old, he is Chewing tobacco and gutkha since 10 years, inside cheeks are little blackish type, suggest treatment or diagnostic?

My brother is 27 years old,  he is Chewing tobacco and gutkha since 10 years,  inside cheeks are little blackish type, suggest treatment or diagnostic?

See Dr, Get Bx: His actions are putting him at risk of Oral cancer. Get the area checked and possibly biopsied as required by the examining dr. best wishes. ...Read more

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When i chew some food, there is something wrong in my jaw because it creates sound and it's like a cracked bone but i'm not sure.What is this&treatment?

When i chew some food, there is something wrong in my jaw because it creates sound and it's like a cracked bone but i'm not sure.What is this&treatment?

TMJ syndrome: The tempromandibular joint (jaw bone) can get inflamed and develop arthritis. Stress can cause muscle tension and TMJ pain. The most common cause of TMJ pain the crackiling sound is teeth out of alignment. The best thing to do is to see a dentist to fix the malaligent. ...Read more

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Best treatment for tmj? Have pain on left side of face in front of ear. Painful when chewing and now speaking. What kind of md or dentist to see?

Best treatment for tmj?  Have pain on left side of face in front of ear.  Painful when chewing and now speaking. What kind of md or dentist to see?

Trained\experienced: Many dentists have very little training and understanding of how best to advise patients and treat, especially when and how extensively. Seek a dentist (whether it be an orthodontist, prosthodontist, general dentist, oral surgeon, periodontist, etc.) who has extensive training and experience in this area. Your own dentist probably knows who in your area is best to handle such issues. ...Read more

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