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Effects of chewing gum on Health

Dr. Sanjeev Gupta 86% (26 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Medicine, POST GRADUATE CLINICAL COURSE IN DIABETES MANAGEMENT
General Physician, Ghaziabad
Effects of chewing gum on Health
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I am in doubt that my child has taken chloroform and want to be tested the same. What will be the test to be made and within which duration after taking the chloroform these test can be performed. Is there any prescription required by the test lab for the test to be performed.

Dr. Sajeev Kumar 90% (29788 ratings)
C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
I am in doubt that my child has taken chloroform and want to be tested the same. What will be the test to be made and...
There is no test to see if your child has taken the chloroform or its content and you need not worry as it will go off normally.
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Love Chewing Gum? 7 Reasons Why You Must Not!

Dt. Simer Kaur 90% (951 ratings)
M.Sc - Dietitics / Nutrition, B.Sc Home Science (hons)
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Ludhiana
Love Chewing Gum? 7 Reasons Why You Must Not!

Do you love chewing gum? You love popping it and get a kick when chewing gum with friends. You think it’s a style statement and a cool thing to do. Above all, you think it’s only for fun and is harmless! Well, this article may be an eye opener for you. Here are some facts about chewing gum that can change your thinking.

  1. Chewing gum has been a favourite snack for millions of people, especially children and adolescents. Besides the sweetness, people like it for its flavour. Many people also use it as a replacement for a food craving. One fact that refrained many from consuming chewing gums was that it was loaded with sugar. However, with ever-growing awareness about consumption of sweetened products, the companies have now started offering sugar-free gum to health-conscious people which are made using artificial sweeteners.
  2. The artificial sweetener most commonly used in chewing gums is aspartame whose components metabolizes into wood alcohol and formaldehyde in the body. Both have carcinogenic properties and the body is unable to eliminate them through normal waste. These have been linked to cancers, birth defects and weight gain.
  3. Some tooth whitening gums contain an ingredient called Titanium Dioxide. This gives the chewing gum its glossy white color. It is a dangerous compound linked to many disorders including auto immune disorders, crohn’s disease, asthma and cancer.
  4. Gastrointestinal problems are quite common among chewing gum consumers. The symptoms include pain and cramps in abdomen, indigestion and diarrhea. Irritable bowel syndrome has been found to be associated with chewing gum eaters as chewing gum can lead to swallowing of excess air and changing of bowel habits.
  5. Dentists strongly recommend staying away from chewing gum habit, as it can be a cause of tooth decay. Chewing gum may also release mercury from Dental fillings into the system causing host of problems.
  6. Recent research has established a link between eating chewing gum and headache and migraines. It is believed that chewing gum puts an undue pressure on temporomandibular joint causing headaches. It can also lead to pain and lack of mobility in the jaw, causing an inability to chew meals. This is called temporomandibular joint disorder and is commonly found among chewing gum lovers.
  7. A chewing gum base is made from a combination of chemicals and non-edible substances. We generally chew it for flavour and throw the rest. However, the compounds do get stuck to the linings of the mouth and enter our system. A chewing gum adds no nutritive value and diminishes a person’s ability to chew and eat normally. For its far-reaching side effects, this habit is a big no to keep. Stay safe! If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.
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I have gum bleeding during spitting or brush timing, what should I do please suggest me.

Dr. Jayvirsinh Chauhan 97% (18079 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
I have gum bleeding during spitting or brush timing, what should I do please suggest me.
Take vitamin C supplement. Use homoeopathic toothpaste Heclalava by wheezal. Massage your gums with turmeric and salt twice daily.
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There is a gap between in my tooth and gum and Dr. Has suggested me the oflox oz medicine. Is it safe?

Dr. Reejuta Panwala 88% (31 ratings)
BDS
Dentist,
There is a gap between in my tooth and gum and Dr. Has suggested me the oflox oz medicine. Is it safe?
If the gap is because of gingivitis or swollen gums then antibiotic is prescribed. However scaling is a must. You can also opt for gingivectomy if it is severe.
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HI, I swallowed bubble gum today accidentally it will occur any affect what is the solution.

Dr. Sajeev Kumar 90% (29788 ratings)
C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
HI, I swallowed bubble gum today accidentally it will occur any affect what is the solution.
Nothing will coocu if you I swallowed bubble gum today accidentally and it be digested and excreted
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I'm experiencing low level pain on the gum around my wisdom tooth. The gum is swelled, has some grey color extra fat kind of thing. It's really hard for me now to not notice it because I can't chew foods properly. I have been suffering from this from past 4 days. Is it a issue to worry?

Dr. Pulak Mukherjee 91% (6997 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Hooghly
I'm experiencing low level pain on the gum around my wisdom tooth. The gum is swelled, has some grey color extra fat ...
It's gum infection, boil few leaves of guava and rinse your mouth with that water, rinse your mouth with salt water, apply baking soda paste, you need to visit a dentist as soon as possible.
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Hello doc, my age is only 24 I am suffering from severe pyria .my gums are damaged totally what should I do suggest any medicine doc?

BDS, MDS - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Advanced course in maxillofacial sugery
Dentist, Lucknow
Hello doc, my age is only 24 I am suffering from severe pyria .my gums are damaged totally what should I do suggest a...
Consult a periodontist u may require gum surgery than brush twice daily especially at night massage gums
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I am 27 years old male I have bleeding gums problem my question is cefpodoxime 100 mg tablet is good for bleeding gums? And tell me what is the dose of cefpodoxime 100 mg tablet.

Atul Renjit 87% (26 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Bangalore
I am 27 years old male I have bleeding gums problem my question is cefpodoxime 100 mg tablet is good for bleeding gum...
Cefpodoxime is a antibiotics. It is not useful for bleeding gums. If you have teeth cavity infection and inflammation it will help. Consult me privately.
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I had a rct on one of my tooth last year. .and I didn't use a cap on the tooth after treatment .now that gum on the same tooth has swollen. For like 10 days .it doesn't pain much but its not reducing much. Please help me .is there anything serious?

Dr. Isha Malhotra 93% (6447 ratings)
BDS
Dentist, Gurgaon
I had a rct on one of my tooth last year. .and I didn't use a cap on the tooth after treatment .now that gum on the s...
I hope the filling is not broken. Rest get an x-ray done to understand the situation of RCT better. Kindly visit dentist for the same.
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