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Gum Diseases

Receeding gum line

04/21/2008

Question:

Excessive gum chewing any link to receeding gums or digestive disorders?

Answer:

It depends on what type of gum and how excessive the chewing is. There are several factors to think of. Generally, the following are considered as possible factors causing gingival recession:

Gum chewing is not one of them, but again, it depends what type of chewing gum (hard/soft/sticky/having cinnamon in it etc) and how much your are chewing. You should consider whether you are bruxing your teeth when you do not have chewing gum in your mouth.

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Response by:

Binnaz   Leblebicioglu, DDS, MS, PhD Binnaz Leblebicioglu, DDS, MS, PhD
Associate Professor of Periodontology
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University