Do you know you shouldn't chew the gums for a long time?

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@youless (91494)
Guangzhou, China
December 18, 2012 7:37am CST
Just now from the TV I learned that you shouldn't chew the gums over 15 inutes. Otherwise it is not good for your fixed decay teeth. And it is possible to lead to the stomache and so on. Now I don't chew gums at all since I think it is not that good for the health. I prefer to brush my teeth.
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@celticeagle (118231)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Dec 12
I chew gum and I brush my teeth. If we listened to and followed everything we hear that might be the least big negative we were never do anything. They have even said that we can poison our systems with too much water. I think that rule should be everything in moderation.
@youless (91494)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Dec 12
But I think chewing the gums for 15 minutes is already enough. After all, it doesn't have any taste and why keep chewing it?
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@celticeagle (118231)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Dec 12
I keep on chewing it because I usually forget I even have it in my mouth. After the flavor is gone and all the sugar chewed out of how can be of any damage to teeth anyway?
@UmiNoor (3487)
• Malaysia
23 Jan 13
I don't really like to chew gum so this won't be much of a problem for me but if you fear that it might cause tooth decay then you should choose gums that are sugarless which is available. This sugarless gums would clean your teeth and not leave sweet residue on your teeth and therefore no fear of tooth decay.
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@youless (91494)
• Guangzhou, China
23 Jan 13
Good for you.
@mythociate (15335)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
19 Dec 12
I didn't know that length of time could do that. A bartender I met recently told me that her jaw muscles were 'broken' on account of she chews gum too hard! Maybe cutting her gum-time down to 15 minutes could've taken care of that!
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@youless (91494)
• Guangzhou, China
20 Dec 12
Hard to believe that the jaw muscles can be broken
@nytrisco (567)
• Philippines
19 Dec 12
This is new to me, I usually chew gums for 30min to an hour if I am nervous. I'll limit this habit, Thanks for the info.
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@youless (91494)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Dec 12
This is a very long time. Yes, it is better to chew the gums in a short time.
• United States
18 Dec 12
I really appreciate what you just told me and the researchers. I did not really know that, an everytime i chew gum it stay in my mouth for at least 30 minutes. Now people on mylot should know about these warning. I will stop eating gums because i want my teeth to look good.
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@youless (91494)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Dec 12
It will be a good change.
@prashu228 (25811)
• India
18 Dec 12
Ohh i don't know about this. I used to chew gums but not any more. I heard its not good for health but not this reason what you mentioned. Thanks alot. yes brushing teeth before going to bed is much more safer .
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@youless (91494)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Dec 12
You are right.
• India
18 Dec 12
Hi friend, you shared a valuable information here. I am not interested in chewing gum, previously i chewed gums once in a while but after reading the cons of the chewing gum, i give up that habit. Good to know you are not chewing the gums now, keep up this good habit forever
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@youless (91494)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Dec 12
If you are not interested in the chewing gum, then just avoid it.
@akp100 (13328)
• India
18 Dec 12
Hmm.. Never heard about it before than this.. Thanks for the info. Personally I don't chew the gums more than five minutes, and that also rarely. I just chew them till they have taste after they became tasteless I just throw them away. But never heard about that they can be bad for health if we chew them for long. Is it applied for all kind of gums?
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@youless (91494)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Dec 12
Since you don't chew the gums for a long time, it doesn't a big deal for you.
@vernaC (1493)
• Romania
18 Dec 12
ohh my!! but I love chewing gums and make balloons with it. ok from now on, I will avoid this, thanks for this info you brought up.
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@youless (91494)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Dec 12
My pleasure
• United States
18 Dec 12
We should certainly brush our teeth regularly that's for sure! I do not chew a lot of gum except when I am running. It helps my mouth not be so dry while I have it open and breathing (or panting! lol ) Other than that I don't use gum much. I have used it late at night to help me stay awake when I am working on a big project though!
@youless (91494)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Dec 12
In fact I haven't chewed the gums for quite a long time.
@mariaperalta (19096)
• Mexico
18 Dec 12
My grandfather was a dentist for over 3o years here in mexico. he used to tell us all the time not to chew gum at all. it was really bad for ones teeth. he said it caused many teeth to go bad, and even go crooked. Ive never been much of a gum chewer after hearing that from him. Take care there. merry xmas.....
@youless (91494)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Dec 12
It is great to have a father who is a dentist
@cher913 (25891)
• Canada
18 Dec 12
i cannot chew gum for very long because i find that my jaws get sore but my daughter loves her gum and either chews gum or bites her nails (she has really good teeth like her daddy.) honestly, i don't know which is worse.
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@youless (91494)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Dec 12
It is a good news that your daughter has good teeth.
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
18 Dec 12
For some reason I find that if I am chewing gum for too long I start to reach as though I am going to be sick, can't fathom out why but it has put me off chewing gum, I used to chew gum because they say it helps produce saliva which can kill off bacteria in your teeth.
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@youless (91494)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Dec 12
Then please try to change this habit.
@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
18 Dec 12
1st time i heard about this. does this include those gums that have zero sugar?
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@youless (91494)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Dec 12
I think so.
@sajujohn (1009)
• India
18 Dec 12
ohh....is it?15 minutes? well Thanks for the information. usually I chew the gums for about half an hour or something near to that. I don't know why I am that much addicted to chewing gums. Now I try to reduce chewing it less than 15 minutes. Thanks buddy
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@youless (91494)
• Guangzhou, China
18 Dec 12
Not the chew the gums for so long time. After all, it contains the medical stuff.