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Doctor insights on: Sorbitol Gum

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Does chewing sugar free gum repair gum damage from listerine?

Does chewing sugar free gum repair gum damage from listerine?

No and: You should see a dentist for a complete and thorough exam to find out what's wrong, what should be done and how best to prevent future dental problems. No internet search and even this excellent website cannot replace a one on one dentist\patient exam and consultation. ...Read more

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Can chewing trident gum replace brushing your teeth?

Can chewing trident gum replace brushing your teeth?

No: Chewing trident gum can be helpful if it is sugar free as this can stimulate saliva and buffer acids in your mouth. You still need to brush and floss your teeth to remove the plaque that can cause cavities, gingivitis, and gum disease. ...Read more

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Does chewing gum cause cavities?

Does chewing gum cause cavities?

Depends on the type.: Sugar free gum, that is gum with artificial sweetners, do not have the type of sugar that causes cavities. These products are now starting to use sweetners like xylitol which has been shown to have anti-cavity properties at higher doses. Chewing sugar-free gum also helps those with dry mouth as it helps stimulate saliva flow. Hubba bubba and bubblelicious are not sugar free to name a few. ...Read more

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Do artificial sweeteners promote tooth decay like sugar?

Do artificial sweeteners promote tooth decay like sugar?

No: Most artificial or "sugar free" sweeteners are not metabolized by the bacteria that cause tooth decay. Not all natural "sugars" are bad either. Xylitol is a natural sweetener that has been shown in some studies to lower decay risk. ...Read more

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Does nicorette (nicotine gum) gum cause oral cancer?

Does nicorette (nicotine gum) gum cause oral cancer?

No evidence: There isn't any evidence that it increases risk for cancer. The real thing to keep in mind is that smoking is just about the worst (if not the worst) thing one can do to their body. It markedly increases your risk of many types of cancer, including oral and throat cancers! ...Read more

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Does chewing sugarless gum really help prevent cavities?

Does chewing sugarless gum really help prevent cavities?

Sugarless gum: Chewing gum after eating will help increase saliva and bring the ph of your mouth back to normal quicker. Studies have shown that xylitol will decrease cavities because it reduces decay causing bacteria in you mouth. So I would recommend chewing Xylitol gum for the best result. ...Read more

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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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Can someone with braces chew sugar-free gum?

Can someone with braces chew sugar-free gum?

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

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Could you avoid cavities by chewing sugarfree gum and eating apples?

Could you avoid cavities by chewing sugarfree gum and eating apples?

Not alone: To prevent cavities you need to mechanically remove the soft film that grows on your teeth 24/7. This contains various bacteria.The gum and apples would be a help in preventing cavities, but you have to examine the rest of your diet. And these are not substitutes for brushing and flossing. ...Read more

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Can sugar free gum with xylitol help prevent cavities or gingivitis?

Can sugar free gum with xylitol help prevent cavities or gingivitis?

Yes: Xylitol inhibits tooth decay, the chewing of the gum increases saliva flow ( saliva buffers the mouth and reduces decay). Also the mechanical action of chewing helps dislodge food debris.One word of caution xylitol is toxic to pets. ...Read more

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What chewing gums available contain xylitol?

What chewing gums available contain xylitol?

Many brands.: Mnay brands manufactor gum that contains xylitol in place of suger. It is best to check the package to be sure. ...Read more

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Is chewing trident gum beneficial to your teeth?

Is chewing trident gum beneficial to your teeth?

Chewing gum: Actually chewing a sugarless gum can remove plaque from the teeth. Some trident chewing gums have recaldent in them which is a substance made from milk proteins that actually can remineralize teeth. So the answer is yes! ...Read more

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Does chewing gum cause gas?

Does chewing gum cause gas?

Yes: Chewing gum causes increase in saliva and swallowing which increases the amount of air you swallow. This will cause gas in the stomach. ...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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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 gum recession lead to edentulism?

Does gum recession lead to edentulism?

Yes it can: Where there is recession there is also some loss of the bone supporting your teeth. If you have too much bone loss then your teeth can become loose and you may loose them. The best thing is treatment , the sooner the better, so that you do not loose your teeth. Your dentist may refer you to a periiodontist, a specialist in gum diseases for this problem. ...Read more