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Chewing Gum

From sweet to mint, bubblegum is a popular treat around the world. Ask questions about this confectionery here, including what happens when you swallow a piece of gum. (It's not what you think!)

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Is chewing gum good exercise for your face?

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Asked by Squeakychipmunk91

The simple fact is that you cannot reduce fat from one spot. Chewing gum can give your facial muscles a good workout but isn't effective in reducing face fat

Can you chew gum with braces and Why not if no?

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If you're sporting braces, you're likely aware that some dietary adjustments are necessary to ensure your orthodontic treatment goes smoothly. One common question that comes up is whether sugar-free sodas are a safe choice for those with braces. Let's explore this topic to help you make informed decisions about your diet during orthodontic treatment.

Sugar-Free vs. Sugary Sodas:

Soda, whether sugar-free or not, can pose some challenges for people with braces. The key distinction between these two options is the absence of sugar in sugar-free sodas. Regular sodas contain high levels of sugar, which can lead to tooth decay and enamel erosion. In this regard, sugar-free sodas do have an advantage, as they eliminate the sugar content, reducing the risk of dental issues.

Acidity Concerns:

While sugar-free sodas don't contain sugar, they can still be acidic due to carbonation and the presence of artificial sweeteners. The acidity in sodas can weaken the enamel of your teeth, making them more susceptible to damage. This can be a concern for anyone, but it's especially important to be mindful of acidic foods and beverages if you have braces, as your teeth are already going through changes as they shift into their new positions.

Tips for Enjoying Sugar-Free Sodas with Braces:

Moderation: As with any beverage that has the potential to weaken tooth enamel, moderation is key. Enjoy sugar-free sodas occasionally, and don't make them a daily habit.

Drinking Technique: When consuming soda, try to avoid swishing it around in your mouth or using it to rinse your mouth. This can expose your teeth and braces to the beverage's acidity for longer periods.

Hydration: Remember that water is the best choice for staying hydrated. If you have a craving for something fizzy, you can consider sparkling water or seltzer with no added acids or sweeteners.

Oral Hygiene: Maintain a rigorous oral hygiene routine, including regular brushing and flossing. This will help to mitigate the potential risks associated with consuming acidic beverages.

Orthodontist's Guidance: Always follow the dietary recommendations provided by your orthodontist. They can offer personalized advice tailored to your specific needs and treatment plan.

In conclusion, sugar-free sodas are a better option for individuals with braces compared to their sugary counterparts, as they eliminate the risk of tooth decay from added sugars. However, they still pose some potential risks due to their acidity, which can affect tooth enamel. By drinking them in moderation and being mindful of your oral hygiene, you can enjoy the occasional sugar-free soda without harming your braces. Remember to consult your orthodontist for guidance on maintaining a healthy diet while undergoing orthodontic treatment.

How old does chewed gum have to be before it stop stickIng to shoes?

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how old does chewing gum have to be before it stops sticking on shoes

Does gum make you smarter?

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Chewing gum makes you fit and smarter but The sugars and sweetness in chewing gum that you absorb can make you fat. The suger free gum is the best for you and makes you smarter then the added surger gum.

Why is chewing gum not alowed in school?

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No, it is not against the law. It is more about etiquette and rules. Any group, organization, or community has the right to create rules for it's "members". As a student, you belong to a community of learners, under the charge of adults. Just like dress codes, or start times, schools have the right to impose rules on their students.

Some reasons that gum chewing is frowned upon include:

  • one person chewing can make others want gum--which causes distractions
  • some people chew noisily or with their mouths open, smacking gum, blowing bubbles, etc.
  • seeing a roomful of kids chomping on gum is unattractive and annoying, like watching livestock chewing their cuds
  • it is bad for the teeth
  • some people dispose of gum in improper places, under desks, on seats, on the floor
  • gum can transmit germs through saliva - strangers shouldn't have to be exposed to other people's germs
  • if picked up on someone else's shoes, it tracks germs through the school and the victim has to deal with someone else's created problem
  • gum can get stuck in people's hair, accidentally or on purpose
  • forbidding gum altogether stops numerous problems

How do you remove chewing gum from a dogs paw or pads?

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Are you serious? How would you treat your hands if your skin came off? Your dog obviously has a reason for chewing on it's feet in the first place. Put some neosporin on it's feet and bandage them up, and then put your dog in the car, and take him to the vet.

How do factories make chewing gum?

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Asked by Wiki User

It's like how Walter White makes crystal meth in breaking bad

Is chewing gum a conductor?

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No

What civilizations discovered gum?

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Mayan

What chewing gum is available for denture wearers It has to be natural I can't have any artificial sweetener?

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Not sure but I know my Grandma used to chew FREEDENT because it didn't stick to her dentures. . .not sure if that is what you are looking for though.

Is chewing gum sticks around for ever?

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Absolutely not. Although it cannot be broken down by the digestive system, if gum is followed, it follows the normal route of the digestive system from end to end, and like most things, will eventually pass, unless you choke on it or it lodges itself somewhere in the system forming a blockage. In either case, you'd have bigger problems to worry about.

Can I chew gum before a colonoscopy?

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No. Chewing a gum causes acid secretion in the stomach to increase and may compromise your safety

Where does the world bubble gum come from?

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well bubble gum come from bubble gum it the same thing

Is gum better than chocolate?

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Taffy! Totally Taffy!! (Personally Opinion)

What ingredient is in gum that makes the bubble?

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Asked by Wiki User

they put some surt of flaver !! and most of the work is begging done your tunge !!

Why does sugarless bubble gum make smaller bubbles?

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because the sugar helps it spreed out and when the favor is out the gum turns hard and doesn't have anymore sugar

How is chewing gum transported?

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you put in on a ship and off it goes

Does it hurt to poop out gum?

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Well, although I personally have swallowed gum (and then, I assume have excreted it), I have never had any pain in doing so. Others may have different experiences, however, and the person who answered the question before me had clearly had some painful experience with the matter, but I myself cannot testify to having experienced any pain.

However, from what I've heard at least, swallowing gum is not a good idea. It has the potential to bung up your insides, which may cause severe damage. Having said that, it is not a good idea to spit it onto pavements (side-walks for the Americans), or public monuments either.

Is chewing gum from a cows gut?

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No. There is nothing in a cows gut that would be needed for the manufacturing of chewing gum. Erythritol 55% Gum base 30% Maltitoisyrup13% Glycerine 2% make up the main ingredients and none of this is harvested from animals.

Does Big Red or Winter Fresh gum last longer?

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winter fresh it's cooler. Winterfresh LTD is even better. I haven't seen it in internet and even wirgley's homepage shows nothing about it although it's on sale in Estonia, and I really enjoy it right now.

How much does orbit gum cost?

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It all really depends you can go on different web sites to check the price (CVS, Walgreens, Target, Walmart, ETC)

What are the ingredients in nicorett gum?

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nicotine is not a poison and in moderation is healthy for you. Nicotine is located in most fruits and vegtables.