Does chewing gun cause tooth problems?

Does chewing gun cause tooth problems?
I have heard so much about chewing gum being among the major causes of teeth problems. I have chewed gum for years and I have never had one single case of tooth problems.

What's your opinion on this? Do you think chewing gum causes tooth problems?

Comments

rlpzbeermoney
I don't think chewing gum causes tooth problems. Maybe if you over do it? Maybe it's the sugary gums that destroy your teeth. Most gums right now have dentist approved effects of even cleaning your mouth. My dentist recommends this gum brand after eating as opposed to using dental floss.
Posted by rlpzbeermoney on 12-12-2018
theresajane
I agree. It's the amount of sugar in it. Also, with the absence of brushing your teeth on a regular basis, your teeth will really suffer.
Posted by theresajane on 12-12-2018
Martin
Sugar is always a huge contributor to several health complications and as such I am not even surprised to find it on this list.
Posted by Martin on 12-13-2018
theresajane
I agree. It's the amount of sugar in it. Also, with the absence of brushing your teeth on a regular basis, your teeth will really suffer.
Posted by theresajane on 12-12-2018
iambeth
I heard that from my dentist, too. She says it's better to chew gum after eating. And she discourages the use of toothpicks as well.
Posted by iambeth on 12-13-2018
luv2xacosta
I agree. The main cause of tooth problem are too much consumption of sweet goods and products.
Posted by luv2xacosta on 12-13-2018
Martin
This is even more when the products grind or force the teeth before they are hard enough and weaknesses develop leading to consecutive deterioration of the gums. It is important to take note of the consumption of such foods.
Posted by Martin on 12-13-2018
Martin
I agree I have been a chewer for the longest period now as I can remember and very few dental problems have ever befallen me. It is all about how you take yourself and the habit.
Posted by Martin on 12-13-2018
Frank
One makes a good thing bad is taking excessive if I. Chewing gum might not really be the culprit here but chewing it still the gum bleeds is.
Posted by Frank on 12-13-2018
davedaot
I couldn't agree more, I also don't think it causes harm to our teeth or it can cause tooth problems as long as you don't exaggeratedly overdo it, then it's alright, gums have more benefits than advantages to it.
Posted by davedaot on 12-13-2018
vinaya
I think chewing gums are good for your teeth as they will give a good exercise to your teeth and gums. However, if you change the gum frequently, you are also taking a lot of sugar which is bad for your teeth as well as health.
Posted by vinaya on 12-13-2018
stbrians
Chewing gum may have an effect on the teeth due to the synthetic sugar in them. Nowadays mint chewing gums are made to clean the teeth and make your mouth smell well. However, I need to research more on whether chewing gum destroys the teeth or not.
Posted by stbrians on 12-14-2018
pencilneckgeek
You are right. It depends of the type of gum. Gums without sugar are healthy. Gums with sugar as with any other candies and sweets will cause tooth decay. It is interesting that your dentist said chewing gum can be an alternative to using dental floss as that would be more convenient especially when you are in a hurry.
Posted by pencilneckgeek on 12-14-2018
Barida
Anything done in excess is definitely going to affect us. This is the thing when it comes to chewing gum. We should try to do it in the best possible so as to cause a lot of tooth germs affecting us. Also, it is necessary to wash the mouth sometimes after we are done with chewing the gum.
Posted by Barida on 12-12-2018
Frank
This is just my thought even the ones recommended to be chewed by the doctor as indicated by a poster up there needs some precautions. Keeping the gum busy the whole day will definitely come with a problem.
Posted by Frank on 12-13-2018
stbrians
There are some gums used that sticks in the teeth. Mostly gelatin was used and since it is made from bones and bones are calcium, it is good for the teeth.
Posted by stbrians on 12-14-2018
burgosmichael2407
Maybe or maybe not. I think having a teeth problems or oral problems is just because of the chewing gum. I think it's more of lack of proper oral care or proper hygiene.
Posted by burgosmichael2407 on 12-12-2018
theresajane
Yes, it is. Skipping the need of brushing your is not good, especially if you do it regularly. Just expect that you'll have teeth problems in the future.
Posted by theresajane on 12-13-2018
stbrians
I believe you. Without proper care, the teeth will decay. Proper care means you avoid synthetic sugar. It is found in sweets
Posted by stbrians on 12-14-2018
luv2xacosta
That's true. When you don't do regular brushing your teeth of the bacteria in our mouth can cause toothache. Aside from that when we eat too much sweets and we don't brush our teeth can cause problem as well. We should know how to take care of our teeth.
Posted by luv2xacosta on 12-14-2018
Franzel2oo
Yes and no. Yes if after chewing gum, you fail to brush. Yes if you sleep with gum in your mouth. No if you brush your teeth well after eating gum. The trick is to brush off the sugar to keep bacteria from eating at it and into your teeth while you sleep.
Posted by Franzel2oo on 12-12-2018
iambeth
I agree that the sugar in the gum is usually the cause of cavities . Choking is a more life-threatening effect when one sleeps with a gum in their mouth.
Posted by iambeth on 12-13-2018
Martin
The trick is always with one having to maintain the proper oral hygiene and it is very important to never ostpone an appointment to the dentist. They can save a lot in terms of pain and excessive treatments for issues that can be diagnosed and prevented early on.
Posted by Martin on 12-13-2018
vinaya
Since chewing gum contains sugar and if you do not brush your teeth or swish your mouth with mouthwash, chewing gum will give a lot of problems.
Posted by vinaya on 12-13-2018
MomoStarr16
It is the sugar content of the gums that gives our teeth the problem. With out taking care of our teeth with brushing it after eating sweets can also cause a bad thing for our teeth. The gum alone is fine.
Posted by MomoStarr16 on 12-14-2018
stbrians
I wonder what is in gum that it is a must one chews it. If it is not medicinal or helps the teeth, then avoid it completely.
Posted by stbrians on 12-14-2018
amelia88
I don’t think so - there are plenty of sugar free gums out there. Certain gum like ones with xylitol are actually beneficial for teeth!
Posted by amelia88 on 12-12-2018
stbrians
Can you name some brands here? This will help many people. Some if us just but and chew gum
Posted by stbrians on 12-14-2018
overcast
I have not noticed causing anything related to life. I have instead noticed that some gums can be good for teeth. And they tend to clean out items which were stuck for weeks or even months. And that means we can use the gum cleaning chewing gum for our benefit.
Posted by overcast on 12-12-2018
ballyhara
I think I've seen those cleaning gums you say. Haven't tried any of those, but certainly that can be a healthier option. Anyway, using the regular cleaning is needed because toothpaste contains fluoride, which is basic for oral hygiene and health.
Posted by ballyhara on 12-12-2018
theresajane
Oh, are there cleaning gums? I never have seen that. I night have seen them but, I may not have known that they serve that kind of purpose.
Posted by theresajane on 12-12-2018
vinaya
Some gums can even whiten your teeth because as you chew it it will absorb food particles in your mouth. If you have bad breath, chewing gum can be a boon.
Posted by vinaya on 12-13-2018
stbrians
I tend to agree here. Some gums are mint and make our breath fresh.
Posted by stbrians on 12-14-2018
NerdIndeed
If it contains high amounts of sugar, it might. I read somewhere that chewing sugarless gum has been shown to increase the flow of saliva, thereby reducing plaque acid, strengthening the teeth and reducing tooth decay.
Posted by NerdIndeed on 12-12-2018
stbrians
Sugar is bad for the teeth. Sugarless gum is not bad
Posted by stbrians on 12-14-2018
ballyhara
Well, it might can cause troubles with your teeth due to the big sugar on it, but that's if you don't wash and brush your teeth after. Also, you can try to go with sugar free chewing gum, and you can get rid of that issue. But anyway, cleaning your teeth regularly will make you sure you're taking care of them.
Posted by ballyhara on 12-12-2018
ivandelrey
I've been chewing SUGAR-FREE gums for years and I think it's much better for my teeth. When I can't brush my teeth at work after lunch, I go with sugar-free gums also after drinking coffee because I've read somewhere that it helps to prevent coffee/tea from staining my teeth. I avoid sugary gums because they help cavities/tooth decay develop.
Posted by ivandelrey on 12-12-2018
vinaya
Unless, are chewing for the entire day or chew sugary gums, chewing gum do not have any adverse effects. You must try non-sugary gums.
Posted by vinaya on 12-13-2018
kaka135
I have not thought about this question before, but I remember reading chewing some kinds of gums is actually good for teeth and breath. I just did a search on this and found that if we choose to chew the sugarless gums, it actually helps to strengthen the teeth and prevent teeth decay, that means it's actually good for our teeth. So I think we just have to choose the right chewing gums if we have such worries.
Posted by kaka135 on 12-12-2018
Vinsanity
I was really into gums since I was little. I used to love chewing gums and even now for they taste good and make my breath smells good. I don't think they could cause tooth problems. So far I do not experience any pain nor loss of teeth.
Posted by Vinsanity on 12-12-2018
theresajane
Really? I actually think that it's not a problem. It's the problem of someone who has no proper hygiene. One should brush their teeth 3 times a day, especially when they eat to much sweets. It's not the fault of the gum, I guess.
Posted by theresajane on 12-12-2018
antonToledo
Does chewing gun??? Hahaha, anyways chewing gum is not but as long as you do it in moderation, anything that is done extensively can always cause harm. As long as you don't chew gum for 24 hours straight every day, I personally think your safe from any toot problems, and if you want to avoid tooth problem just brush your teeth three times a day for every single day and visit a dentist regularly.
Posted by antonToledo on 12-12-2018
nekonieden
I think it can't affect you but if it's too much then I would say it will really cause you toothache just like in candies and chocolates. Chewing it moderately can't affect your teeth easily since chewing gum is not as hard as candy as sweet as the chocolate so I think it's okay to chew gum. Just make sure to lessen it or just eat moderately.
Posted by nekonieden on 12-13-2018
knnon
I don't think it's about the chewing of the gum itself but the sugar content that a gum has. Sugar as we know isn't good for the teeth. These kinds of food are known to greatly contribute to tooth decay. Maybe try avoiding gums that have high sugar content.
Posted by knnon on 12-13-2018
Frank
I think both chewing and the sugar content causes tooth problems. While excessive chewing of the gum can bring tooth pains the sugar content can cause tooth decay, which is very destructive for the teeth.
Posted by Frank on 12-13-2018
vinaya
That's right. Chewing gum itself is not bad, it is the sugar content in the gum that is actually harmful to your teeth. Chewing gum actually cleans your teeth.
Posted by vinaya on 12-13-2018
MomoStarr16
Come to think of this. Maybe the problem is not on the gum but on the person having a bad teeth problem. If you take care of your teeth properly eating gums can't hurt you.
Posted by MomoStarr16 on 12-14-2018
emiaj55
Improper tooth care is what causes tooth problems. Gums are made with sweets and chemicals that may promote tooth decay. But as long as you do your tooth care then that should make the difference.
Posted by emiaj55 on 12-13-2018
mhingnhormz
Does chewing gum cause tooth problems: In my opinion not the chewing gum it self may cause tooth problem but the sugar that presents there. Some chewing gum are suggested by some dentist for the purpose of cleaning a teeth in other way. The main reason of tooth problem in the sugar we intake and remain in our tooth and not properly cleaning it after. Not because of being the gum.
Posted by mhingnhormz on 12-13-2018
iambeth
If you have a good dental hygiene habit then I do not think chewing gum will ruin your teeth. Chewing sugar-free gum after eating is actually encouraged by some dentists. But it is still best for you to brush your teeth to prevent cavities.
Posted by iambeth on 12-13-2018
theresajane
After all, it's your proper hygiene that can save you from complications in the future. There's nothing wrong with cheing gums, what's wrong is what you do to your teeth.
Posted by theresajane on 12-13-2018
ajahcuizon
I guess so. Chewing gum has a lot of sugar content which can damage our teeth especially inside. For those people who already have damaged teeth, they might find it difficult to chew as they will feel pain when them gum went to their damaged teeth. Better to have proper hygiene and drink water after chewing a gum.
Posted by ajahcuizon on 12-13-2018
Alymae
I don't know any problems cause by chewing gum. What I know is without proper hygiene, you will have gum and tooth problems. Maintaining hygiene is the best way to protect yourself from toothaches and from losing teeth. Also, it can prevent further problems.
Posted by Alymae on 12-13-2018
YoloBoy
It doesn't really cause tooth problems because the sugar isn't that much to hurt your teeth unless you got sensitive teeth that is. Overall, bubble gum is somewhat of an exercise for your mouth as you keep chewing and chewing the gum and gaining all its flavor until you feel like there is no juice left or flavor then you throw it away. I don't think it does any damage or gives any problems to your teeth.
Posted by YoloBoy on 12-13-2018
Corzhens
Chewing gum was very popular during my teenage years. I remember several movies with the hero who was always chewing gum in his mouth. I don’t think it can cause tooth problems albeit it is good for the teeth because it is like giving the gums some exercise so it becomes stronger. But when there is a cavity in a tooth I’m sure it will be painful so it is not advisable to chew gum.
Posted by Corzhens on 12-13-2018
Frank
I have experienced tooth problems from excessively chewing gum. My gym instructor recommended a certain gum that we could chewed in the cause if our exercising and I used to chew it more often than not. I realize my tooth was decaying because of it and I used to have excessive pains on my gum after chewing for a very long time. So chewing gum do affect the teeth.
Posted by Frank on 12-13-2018
davedaot
I don't think so I guess it depends on how someone chews the gum or for how long an individual is chewing it. If you're a normal human being who have common sense then gums have no farm to you and in fact it chewing gum have benefits like reducing nervousness or to prepare your mouth in public speaking.
Posted by davedaot on 12-13-2018
kaushikangara
I do not agree that chewing gum causes tooth problems. There is no ingredient in the chewing gum that can cause tooth problems. It is only a sugar coated ball that people chew and then spit it out. I would need solid evidence to convince myself that indeed chewing gums are known to cause tooth related problems.
Posted by kaushikangara on 12-13-2018
MomoStarr16
Other people say it even helps our muscles to exercise. Maybe the sweetness of the gum makes our teeth go wrong.
Posted by MomoStarr16 on 12-14-2018
luv2xacosta
If a person who doesn't brush their teeth 2x or 3x a day then of course bad bacteria will invade and cause damage to our teeth. We should educate our self and do proper and if you can afford for regular check to a dentist then it's better.
Posted by luv2xacosta on 12-14-2018
MomoStarr16
Just like youm, chewing gum is one of my hobby when I was a child but since then I got no problem about it. No teeth problem occur because of that.
Posted by MomoStarr16 on 12-14-2018
burgosmichael2407
Chewing gums have sugar content than can give us oral problems. However, I don't see that it was the one that can damage our teeth but lack of brushing regularly. Oral health are very important so we have to take care of it.
Posted by burgosmichael2407 on 12-14-2018
pencilneckgeek
Choose sugarless chewing gums, they use non-cavity causing sweeteners. Chewing stimulates the production of saliva which strengthens teeth and reduce levels of plaque acid. If it says it has xylitol on the packaging then buy it, it will actually help you prevent tooth decay. The main issue here is proper disposal of gum, don't just spit it out on the sidewalk! Dispose of it properly.
Posted by pencilneckgeek on 12-14-2018
gutzman
It could only cause tooth problem if it has so many sugar and you didn't drink water nor brush your teeth after chewing. It is fine to chew gum as long as you would take care of your oral health. Chewing gum have actually some benefits like; it helps in digestion, makes our brain active and the like.
Posted by gutzman on 12-14-2018
Kakashi2020
Well I don't chew guns, hehe, but I do chew gums. I do think that chewing the wrong kind of gum can cause dental problems because of too much sugar. But there are gums which has just the right sugar content that it's not really harmful to ones teeth and gums.
Posted by Kakashi2020 on 12-14-2018
jpk0007
Well, I don't think that Chewing gum leads to any kind of health problems. On the contrary, chewing gum regularly is considered to be a good exercise for the face muscles. It does help to tone your face. Chewing good Quality gums is also good for your oral health and helps in tackling the problem of bad breath and plaque.
Posted by jpk0007 on 12-14-2018
GeorgeDr
Probably yes , that's what dentists say too but it seems that this happens if you actually overdo it. If you have good overall dental hygiene I think that you are at a low risk. Surely though sugary things are not good for your teeth, it's not by a chance that if you have a cavity and chew on that side something really sweet you feel pain.
Posted by GeorgeDr on 12-14-2018
Denis_P
It would depend on the sugar content of the gum itself. These days, sugar-less gums are all the rage, and a lot of dentists say they’re actually quite healthy for your teeth. Trained physicians actually recommend chewing sugarless gum after a meal as a means of cleaning your teeth.

That being said, sugary gums like classic bubblegum and other crazy flavored gums are going to be pretty bad. When I chew sugary gum, my teeth literally hurt afterwards and feel incredibly sensitive. It’s all about what kind of gum you’re chewing and how well you take care of your teeth to begin with.
Posted by Denis_P on 12-14-2018
Osamah7
Maybe, if you are constantly chewing gum, and it is has high sugar content.

However, there is a trend in the UK (not sure about other countries), of sugar free chewing gum. This chewing gum also has ingredients which are proven to be dentally beneficial and, as a result, have been tested and approved by the Oral Health Foundation in the UK. These pieces of chewing gum will most likely not cause tooth decay, and may actually be beneficial to our dental health instead.
Posted by Osamah7 on 12-16-2018
hstinscdln
It doesn't if you brush your teeth. It still has sugar in it that can cause cavities, but if you would clean you teeth, it won't most likely. If just by chewing it, I don't think it can cause problems such as displacement of a growing tooth because it is too soft.
Posted by hstinscdln on 12-16-2018