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Doctor insights on: Sorbitol Gum

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Is chewing sorbitol gum actually good for your teeth?

Is chewing sorbitol gum actually good for your teeth?

No: I am not aware of any studies showing a benefit to your teeth from chewing gum with sorbitol. However there are numerous studies that show benefits to your teeth from chewing gum with xylitol. ...Read more

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Does sorbitol chewing gum get the american dental association seal?

Does sorbitol chewing gum get the american dental association seal?

Should: Sorbitol is a much better alternative to many other gums. Less problematic for your teeth and gum in general can help remove plaque...Not to replace brushing and flossing though. ...Read more

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What is sorbitol? Why is it in gum? Is it harmful to the body?

What is sorbitol? Why is it in gum? Is it harmful to the body?

Sorbitol: Sorbitol is found in fruits and also is added to gum. It is a simple and safe product even if you have diabetes. That said, if you do have diabetes and take sorbitol there might be a slight increase in your blood sugar. You should be able to take care of that. Note: If you really want to chew gum try sugar free gum! ...Read more

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I am allergic to sorbitol, an ingredient in nearly every gum today. Is there any regular sugar gum out there?

I am allergic to sorbitol, an ingredient in nearly every gum today. Is there any regular sugar gum out there?

Yes: Although you may have gastric problems with sorbitol or other synthetic sugars, I am not sure you are allergic. Many people have gas and diarrhea with these sugars. If i remember big red has only natural sugars. ...Read more

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How bad is sorbitol for you?

How bad is sorbitol for you?

No: Some will accelerate the GI tract motility causing diarrhea, but most sugar-alcohols are great diabetic substitute sweetener. They are less sweet than sugar, and artificial sweeteners are much sweeter. They do stimulate insulin, but less than glucose. ...Read more

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How to know if you are allergic to sorbitol?

How to know if you are allergic to sorbitol?

Food allergy: The diagnosis of food allergy requires the presence of allergic antibody (ige) either detected by blood testing (rast) or skin testing and a history of reproducible symptoms following each ingestion. Sorbitol is too small a chemical to trigger ige production however, if symptoms occur every time you consume it, then you have an intolerance to sorbitol. Avoidance is the treatment for both condition. ...Read more

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What sorbitol is used in whitening toothpaste?

What sorbitol is used in whitening toothpaste?

Sorbitol is sweet: I am not sure what the question is but sorbitol is an artifical sweetener. It would not be helpful in whitening your teeth, just making the toothpaste taste better. Most whitening toothpastes use an abrasive to whiten teeth. ...Read more

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What is sorbitol?

What is sorbitol?

Sorbitol: Also known as glucitol, is a sugar alcohol, which the human body metabolizes slowly. ...Read more