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Doctor insights on: What Damage Can Chewing Tabacco Cause

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Please help! does chewing tabacco cause you to have bad breath?

Please help! does chewing tabacco cause you to have bad breath?

Yes. ...but ....: Having bad breath after chewing tobacco will be my last concern, if you have been doing that for a while. Chemical burns, and oral cancers will be much more devastating things to cope with later on, if you continue that. Talk to your dentist please.! ...Read more

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Can chewing hard gummy bears cause cavities?

Can chewing hard gummy bears cause cavities?

Cavity: Cavities form when bacteria convert the sugars that you eat into acids, and the acids damage the hard outer covering of a tooth (enamel) allowing bacteria to enter and infect the tooth. To reduce the risk of cavities clean your teeth thoroughly (including between your teeth where a toothbrush can't reach), use a fluoridated toothpaste, reduce sugar/starch intake, and see your dentist regularly. ...Read more

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Could TMJ cause someone to chew food loudly?

Could TMJ cause someone to chew food loudly?

Clicking sounds: There are many different symptoms of TMJ disorder. Early symptoms of TMJ include pain that is localized in the neck and head, headaches, limited range of motivation and clicking or popping sounds. These noises make you to chew food loudly. ...Read more

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Is it possible for chewing on ice to cause trismus?

Is it possible for chewing on ice to cause trismus?

Not generally: Trismus is limited opening of the lower jaw, usually caused by muscle spasm, a jaw joint disorder or an infection of the jaw. Chewing ice is not good for your teeth or your jaw, but i don't think it would commonly cause true trismus. ...Read more

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My jaw always pops when i chew. What could be the cause of this?

My jaw always pops when i chew. What could be the cause of this?

Movable disc: There is a disc in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) that separates the lower jaw from the socket in the skull. If the disc or its ligaments are injured or stretched, the disc can 'pop' out of position during opening or closing or chewing. This makes a 'clicking' sound when it occurs. This is a temporomandibular joint disorder (tmj). A dentist can evaluate this problem and possibly correct it. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of pain when chewing on a crowned tooth?

What are possible causes of pain when chewing on a crowned tooth?

Many: But here are some: crown is loose cavity under crown tooth needs a root canal a root canal has failed a root has broken a gum abscess from periodontal disease hope that helps. ...Read more

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What could cause a weird sinking feeling when I chew gum?

What could cause a weird sinking feeling when I chew gum?

See your dentist: If this is in the tooth then you have may be missing a part of your filling in a tooth. If this is the whole tooth sinking, you have gum disease or an abscessed tooth and the pressure of chewing is pushing the tooth down. ...Read more

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If not chewing food up good, can that cause under active thyroid problems?

If not chewing food up good, can that cause under active thyroid problems?

Very unlikely : Doesn't matter how much you chew it will not activate your thyroid. You need thyroid supplement. Please stay with your levothyroxine. It is a good habit to chew your food well but nothing to do with your thyroid function. ...Read more