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What Can Happen To You Overtime If You Swallow Gum
Nutrition = health: You can eat soft foods, or you can have tooth replacement to enable you to improve the range of your diet and thus your nutrition and health. You could have simple dentures or add implants to retain/support dentures or even implants to retain/support non-removable teeth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If it's lit.: Burn hazard aside, the nicotine contained in a single cigarette is not dangerous to an adult. The same cannot be said for infants and toddlers- 2mg (the amount if nicotine that could be found in a cigarette) can be lethal to a 2 year old. Keep your smokes away from your kids. ...Read more
GI motility problem: You should definitely consult a gastroenterologist for advice. Some conditions can be treated medically and/ or adjusting the diet to avoid triggers. Depending in the underlying problem, you may have a temporary condition or a more permanent one that requires lifelong therapy. Your gastroenterologist can help. ...Read more
You know when you bite your cheek while eating and you get that blister thing? What can you do to heal it?
Natural Healing: The good news is that area has fantastic blood supply and so healing will occur rapidly. Inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Dressings and ointments are of no value there. Avoid further trauma to the area and let nature take it's course. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gum chewing: Occasional gum chewing, especially with sugarless gum is not a problem. If it's done excessively, it can cause strain on your tmjoints and facial muscles. If you already have temporomandibular joint dysfunction, it will most likely exacerbate the problem. ...Read more
Symptoms or X-ray: Tooth pain can be from the live nerve inside a tooth or an abscess outside the tooth. Nerve pain is usually sharp and triggered by cold, hot, sweet or a crack. It is usually difficult to feel which tooth is the cause and can even refer to the other jaw. An abscess hurts when you bite, or push on the gum near tip of the root. It is usually easy to locate. Sometimes no pain if it self drained. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: It is impossible to become allergic to almost anything although some agents are more allergenic than others. The gum itself probably has very low allergic potential but the ingredients added for flavor and appearance may produce an allergic response. The answer is yes, it is possible but the likelihood of allergy is very low. ...Read more
Just to know in case it ever happens, what are you supposed to do if you choke on food when you are alone?
Marriage, maybe: All single men do this and most continue at least occasionally into married life. It's basically a good thing -- it keeps you focused, it's fun and safe, you learn about your mind and body in preparation for being a grown-up, and only ideologues have problems with it. I'm going to assume you do not have an obsession with erotica that interferes with other important things. Talked with dad? Cheers. ...Read more
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