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Is Chewing Gum Bad For You?

by Fabian Jackson

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Have you ever wondered if there’s a cost to keeping your breath minty fresh with chewing gum? Keep reading to discover if chewing gum is actually bad for you.

Is chewing gum bad for you?

If chewed moderately and responsibly no, however there are some potential side effects to chewing gum too often. 

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How is chewing gum bad for you?

Chewing gum can cause damage to your teeth and overall oral health due to the sugar content. It can also lead to jaw problems, headaches and worsened digestive issues.

How is chewing gum bad for your teeth? 

Yes, gum with sugar in is bad for your teeth because it's digested by the bacteria that lives in your mouth. When this happens too much plaque and tooth decay occur. 

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Is chewing sugar-free gum bad for you?

According to Healthine, ‘ The sugar alcohols used to sweeten sugar-free gum have a laxative effect when used in large amounts. This means that chewing lots of sugar-free gum could cause digestive distress and diarrhea.’

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Fabian Jackson
by Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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