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Chewing Gum (Definition)

Most commercially available chewing gum contains a sugary sweetener that breaks down into acid which can contribute to tooth decay and gum disease. Sugar-free chewing gum is better, but the best option is chewing gum with xylitol, a naturally-occuring wood sugar that bacteria can't digest. This not only stimulates salivary flow to neutralize acids but it also ...Read more


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Does chewing gum make the jaw bigger or stronger?

Gum chewing.: When we chew gum, we’re not chewing a really solid piece of gum and trying to force our teeth through it until our jaw fatigues and we can’t chew anymore. At least I hope we’re not. As such, chewing gum will not make the muscles of mastication stronger. ...Read more

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Will chewing gum with TMJ give you face trauma?

Very likely!: If you have any of the disorders commonly referred to as tmj, or temporomandibular disorders, you should not chew gum. Chewing gum causes muscle activation and sometimes spasm, and is not good for your tmj. Of course, if you don't have tmj, you can chew gum to your heart's content. But if you have jaw pain or trouble open or closing your mouth, or popping or clicking of your jaw joints, avoid gum. ...Read more

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Can invisilign make TMJ worse?

Can invisilign make TMJ worse?

Probably Not: Tmj issues usually are not related to orthodontic problems. Furthermore, the first line o treatment for TMJ problems is usually some type of night guard... Very similar to an invisalign tray. ...Read more

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Does Chewing Hard Food and Grinding Teeth alot make your Jaw Bigger and Stronger?

Does Chewing Hard Food and Grinding Teeth alot make your Jaw Bigger and Stronger?

Not good idea: Whether the overuse is chewing gum, biting pens, pencils, nails, chewing hard food, clenching or grinding of the teeth, these repetitive motions can injure the muscles, ligaments and tendons of your jaw and cause temporo-mandibular joint disorder. ...Read more

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Can chewing gum make you not hungry?

Gum: Not necessarily since chewing stimulates taste buds & saliva. ...Read more

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Can you chew nicorette (nicotine gum) gum and other gum to make it taste better?

Can you chew nicorette (nicotine gum) gum and  other gum to make it taste better?

Yes: It can be mixed with other gum, but the real point is you shouldn't be chewing it like regular gum! you only bite into it once or twice and then park it between your cheek and gum until you want more nicotine. A piece should last 30 minutes or so when used this way. It can be mixed with other gum although it's effectiveness may be diminished when used this way. ...Read more

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Can braces make your jaw make a popping noise?

Can braces make your jaw make a popping noise?

Not likely...: Braces in and of themselves will not make your jaw pop. However, sometimes the orthodontic mechanics necessarily used to correct a bad bite, such as heavy elastic use, functional appliances or headgear, can apply forces to the jaw joint. A popping noise indicates that there may be a displaced disc in the jaw joint. Talk to your orthodontist. A TMJ MRI may be indicated if it persists or is painful. ...Read more

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Could chewing gum ruin your teeth?

Could chewing gum ruin your teeth?

It depends on type : The damage that chewing gums does to your teeth depends on the kindofgum you chew and how frequently you chew. Regular gum with sugar will increase decay. Chewing gum cn be very helpful for someone with dry mouth because it helps to stimulate saliva production. Xylitol gums will protect the teeth from decay. Chewing can increase TMJ pain in us suseptable people. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Does chewing gum make your face/cheeks thinner and stronger ?

Does chewing gum make your face/cheeks thinner and stronger ?

Gum chewing: Chewing gum will make your face more full and muscular. Just the opposite of the look you desire. ...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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Can chewing gum broaden your jawline?

No.: You can chew all the gum you want but it will not broaden your jaw line. Why do you want to broaden your jaw line? ...Read more

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Slight gum recession on lower incisiors. Will braces worsen or make it better?

Slight gum recession on lower incisiors. Will braces worsen or make it better?

Bone support: Lots of literature to demonstrate that placing teeth outside of proper bone support, or making them too procumbent or too protrusive, can result in unfavorable bone/gum support. Please talk to a qualified orthodomtic specialist about your concerns. ...Read more

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Can chewing too much gum make you bloated?

When chewing gum,: The salivary glands are getting stimulated and will prompt you to swallow. Since the gum is not meant to be swallowed, air is getting swallowed instead. The more air is swallowed, the more one can feel bloated. Chewing gum habitually is also not good for the temporomandibular joint. ...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