Feb 11, 2024, 10:51 PM IST
Are you one of those fond of chewing gum every day? Here is what you should be worried about.
Chewing sugary gum can contribute to tooth decay and cavities, especially if chewed frequently and for prolonged periods.
Excessive gum chewing may lead to temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders or exacerbate existing jaw issues due to repetitive motion.
Swallowing excess air while chewing gum can cause bloating, gas, and gastrointestinal discomfort.
Chewing gum vigorously or for extended periods can strain the muscles around the temples and jaw, potentially leading to tension headaches or migraines.
Some sugar-free gums contain artificial sweeteners like aspartame or sorbitol, which in large quantities may cause digestive disturbances.
Swallowing gum or accidentally inhaling it while chewing poses a choking hazard, especially for young children or individuals with swallowing difficulties.