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Question chewing gum... - October 26th 2012, 03:29 PM

is it good or bad for your teeth..?

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Re: chewing gum... - October 26th 2012, 04:19 PM

There is no definitive answer to that, yet. Ask one scientist, he says it is horrible for your body because it can cause jaw problems, releases digestive enzymes which should be used to digest food, and if you have silver fillings, it can pull mercury off of them if you chew gum 5+ hours per day.

Then ask another and they say it is great to help alleviate jaw pain, is good for your body, etc.

As for your teeth, if you can find some that have no sugar and very few artificial sweeteners, then go for it. Those are healthier than chewing sugar-filled pieces.
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Re: chewing gum... - October 27th 2012, 01:33 PM

Hey there,

As Kelly said theres no definite answers, it depends on how you look at it.
There's both good and bad sides of it, for example it helps with fresh breath, and it helps to stimulate saliva and keep the mouth moist, which helps to neutralize acid and keep teeth clean. But on the other side hewing gum can cause some mouth disorders in certain people, such as a clicking or popping noise in the jaw and tire out the jaw muscles.
I chew a lot of gum especially after eating and don't really think about what it does.

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