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Old 06-17-2005, 09:33 AM   #1
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Crave mint flavour/gum

I'm always wanting to have gum in my mouth or I think maybe I just crave the mint flavour. My bf says that I'm addicted to chewing gum, but I really don't have it that much - 3-5 pieces a day. Anyone else like this?
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Old 06-17-2005, 09:53 AM   #2
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Re: Crave mint flavour/gum

Me! I chew gum constantly...I don't know how bad it is for you to do, as long as it's sugarfree...? I don't know why it is either, I like to have it after a meal usually.

 
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Old 06-17-2005, 10:00 AM   #3
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Re: Crave mint flavour/gum

Oh yeah, it's definitely sugar-free. I usually chew Dentyne Ice Peppermint, Arctic Chill or Midnight Mint. I chew it after meals too but sometimes I just get the urge to chew gum. But like I said, maybe it is the minty flavor. I actually can't play soccer without gum in my mouth - I know wierd...but true!

Anyone else a chewaholic?
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Old 06-17-2005, 10:13 AM   #4
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Re: Crave mint flavour/gum

I wouldn't worry about it. You're not going to gain weight on sugar-free chewing gum. It's actually good for you to chew it after meals to increase your saliva, which helps to prevent cavities. The only thing I would watch would be your jaw. As long as you don't have any jaw pain or TMJ, you should be ok.
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Old 06-17-2005, 12:10 PM   #5
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Re: Crave mint flavour/gum

Thanks Mag. I'm not actually worried about it. I've been like this pretty much all my life and have never had any major problems with weight gain. I don't have any jaw pain either. I am supposed to wear this thing at night though cause I grind my teeth.

Thanks for your advice!
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Old 06-17-2005, 12:23 PM   #6
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Re: Crave mint flavour/gum

hi tdot, there is nothing wrong with that..i also always have gum in my car.. "Extra sugar free".. maybe you need it becuase you'r a little nervous..

 
Old 06-17-2005, 06:25 PM   #7
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I usually chew gum when i'm in public or reading! I used to be REAL bad but I've slowed down alot.

 
Old 06-18-2005, 10:52 AM   #8
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Re: Crave mint flavour/gum

I think mint is incredibly addictive. Haven't you noticed how many mint products are sold at checkout counters?? DOZENS AND DOZENS of them. Cinnamon & other flavors can freshen your breath, but mint remains the dominant seller.

I was addicted to spearmint for years. Of course, I had to have the hard candy and I had to crunch it, and no way would I eat anything sugar-free. I ate it in handfuls like popcorn. I finally developed severe dental problems and had to stop, otherwise I'd still be going at it. I can't chew gum because it aggravates my TMJ. But you sound like you're doing OK.

 
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hi tdot, there is nothing wrong with that..i also always have gum in my car.. "Extra sugar free".. maybe you need it becuase you'r a little nervous..
I'm actually the opposite of nervous. Everyone who knows me comments on how calm I am. My best friends always say they love being around me because I'm restful and calm. Maybe it's the gum that does it????
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Old 06-20-2005, 11:16 AM   #10
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Re: Crave mint flavour/gum

I love gum!! I chew at least 1 pack of Trident White (sugar free of course) every day!!!!! I love to chew and chew and chew .....

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Old 06-20-2005, 12:50 PM   #11
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I'm glad I'm not alone!
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