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Does Chewing sugar less Wrigleys causes oral cancer?

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Posted on Thu, 19 Dec 2013
Question: i chew one sugar less wrigleys extra chewing gum per day after lunch for mouth freshness.will this cause oral cancer or any other disesaes because it contains aspartame etc? how many chewing gums can i chew a day safely? do you have any other solution for mouth fresheness after meals
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Answered by Dr. Anshumala Singh (1 hour later)
Brief Answer: Orbit sugar free gums Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome. Thanks for sharing your concern. I have gone through the history posted here.Please note that if you are using Wrigley's orbit sugar free gum,then do not worry at all it is aspartame free and quite safe. Orbit gums are sugar free and aspartame free.They are available in Mojito and lemon flavours.Therefore do not worry you can use them. Restrict your usage for three to four per day and change the flavours.This is not because of any harmful effects but it is due to over exercise of facial muscles and hence reduce their fatigue. Please let me know for further query. Thanks. Take care.
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Dear Doctor , Please find below list of ingrediants from their site. please advise on safety Serving Size 1 stick (2.7g) Calories 5 Amount/Serving %DV* Total Fat 0g 0% Sodium 0mg 0% Total Carbohydrate 2g 1% Sugars 0g Sugar Alcohol 2g Protein 0g * Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. INGREDIENTS: SORBITOL, GUM BASE, GLYCEROL, MANNITOL, NATURAL AND ARTIFICAL FLAVORS; LESS THAN 2% OF: HYDROGENATED STARCH HYDROLYSATE, ASPARTAME, ACESULFAME K, SOY LECITHIN, BHT (TO MAINTAIN FRESHNESS) COLOR BLUE 1 LAKE. PHENYLKETONURICS: CONTAINS PHENYLALANINE. Wrigley's goal is to keep our online nutrition information up-to-date and accurate. However, we always recommend that you check our
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Answered by Dr. Anshumala Singh (26 minutes later)
Brief Answer: 1 or 2 gums daily is advisable Detailed Answer: Yes as i already mentioned anything in excess can harm your oral health. 1 or 2 gums chewing for 2 to 3 mins will be fine.
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Does Chewing sugar less Wrigleys causes oral cancer?

Brief Answer: Orbit sugar free gums Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome. Thanks for sharing your concern. I have gone through the history posted here.Please note that if you are using Wrigley's orbit sugar free gum,then do not worry at all it is aspartame free and quite safe. Orbit gums are sugar free and aspartame free.They are available in Mojito and lemon flavours.Therefore do not worry you can use them. Restrict your usage for three to four per day and change the flavours.This is not because of any harmful effects but it is due to over exercise of facial muscles and hence reduce their fatigue. Please let me know for further query. Thanks. Take care.