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Will chewing gum exercise the muscles in my cheeks and make them less chubby?

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In brief: Probably not

At best it will enlarge the muscles just like giving them a workout and at worst, it may cause some pain and damage to the tmj.

In brief: Probably not

At best it will enlarge the muscles just like giving them a workout and at worst, it may cause some pain and damage to the tmj.
Dr. John Van der Werff
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Dr. David May
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

In fact you might find that it would build jaw muscle and make it look like your jaw is bigger.

In brief: No

In fact you might find that it would build jaw muscle and make it look like your jaw is bigger.
Dr. David May
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Dr. Park Firebaugh
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

No, but excessive, chronic gum chewing can cause your jaw muscles to become sore and tense.
Tmj or temporomandibular joint disorders can be aggravated by heavy gum chewing. However, occasional chewing of sugarless gum is helpful toward reducing decay.

In brief: No

No, but excessive, chronic gum chewing can cause your jaw muscles to become sore and tense.
Tmj or temporomandibular joint disorders can be aggravated by heavy gum chewing. However, occasional chewing of sugarless gum is helpful toward reducing decay.
Dr. Park Firebaugh
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Dr. Artis Clark
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It develops muscle.

Chewing gum tends to relax you.
It also can develop muscle tone. To reduce fatty tissue in the facial region, replace genetically manipulated products like processed raw sugar and corn syrup with fruit. Patients with diabetes can safely use xyletol and stevia. Nutrient dense products are healthier for you.

In brief: It develops muscle.

Chewing gum tends to relax you.
It also can develop muscle tone. To reduce fatty tissue in the facial region, replace genetically manipulated products like processed raw sugar and corn syrup with fruit. Patients with diabetes can safely use xyletol and stevia. Nutrient dense products are healthier for you.
Dr. Artis Clark
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: No

No but the comments about increasing your masseter muscle mass and getting a squarer face are accurate.

In brief: No

No but the comments about increasing your masseter muscle mass and getting a squarer face are accurate.
Dr. Louis Gallia
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