is chewing gum containing any harmful ingredients?

This topic contains 1 reply, has 1 voice, and was last updated by  icdi34 4 years ago. This post has been viewed 706 times

  • Author
  • #64984

    is chewing gum containing any harmful ingredients?


    Chewing gum used to be the resin (gum) from a tropical tree (Chicle). From this word comes “chiclets”. Nowadays, chewing gum is made mostly from a polymer (plastic). A common type is polyvinyl acetate. It is inert, does not change with chewing, and even if you swallow it, it too, will come to pass in time. (It could even be recycled if you were sufficiently frugal!). The coatings used to be flavoured sugar, but these days are usually a synthetic sweetener. Short answer, aside from too much sugar (in earlier types) nothing has been shown to be harmful.

Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

Spread the dental information


We're not around right now. But you can send us an email and we'll get back to you, asap.



Log in with your credentials


Forgot your details?

Create Account

next Gen ICT