Gum containing sugar should be used minimally, as it contains acids that may lead to cavities. However, sugar-free gum is beneficial because it stimulates saliva production that helps wash away the bacteria that harm tee... More »

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Gum can be fatal to dogs when eaten. Many gum brands contain xylitol, an artificial sweetener that is toxic to dogs. Xylitol causes a dog's blood-sugar level to drop to critical levels. More »

While sugared chewing gum is bad for both health and teeth, sugar-free chewing gum has been shown to help clean teeth, reduce appetite and even stimulate brain activity. Chewing sugar-free gum causes the mouth to salivat... More »

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The ingredients of Tic Tac are maltodextrin, gum arabic, sugar, rice starch, carnauba wax, magnesium stearate, natural and artificial flavors, carnauba wax and coloring agents. Tic Tac is a popular brand of small, hard m... More »

Orbit gum is sweetened using a mixture of alcohol sweeteners including aspartame, sorbitol, mannitol and xylitol. Orbit gum contains less than 2 percent of non-nutrative sweeteners, which include acesulfame K and sucralo... More »

Orbit gum wrappers are not made for human consumption and should not be eaten. The materials inside of the wrapper are not toxic, but they are not meant to be ingested. More »

Swallowed chewing gum travels relatively intact through the digestive system and is excreted during a bowel movement, according to Michael F. Picco, M.D. of the Mayo Clinic. In rare instances, large quantities of swallow... More »

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