Anyone else have a gum addiction?
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I quit smoking nearly 10 months ago. I could probably switch to regular gum and not even notice the nicotine was missing. I think it's all psychological at this point. But, I chew enough that my jaw aches by the end of the day. I chew when I would've normally smoked, for example, to tell me "it's time to stop eating - the meal is done" and also "just hold off another hour or two - dinner is coming" and then there's the "I just woke up and god I can't believe I still want a cig with my coffee after 10 months" piece of gum.
I have set a goal to go off the nic gum and onto regular sugar-free gum by my one year quit anniversary. I was a really bad, long-time smoker, so I think that's reasonable.
And is it true that people who chew alot of gum can get square jaws? Can you get cavities from chewing too much gum if you still take very good care of your teeth?
Haha I think I have you guys beat...I go through 3-5 packs of gum a day. I'm pretty sure I'm addicted. I actually searched out this forum because I was wondering if anyone else has this problem. How bad could it be, though? My face hasn't gotten particularly ripped and I count the calories (all 150-250 of them... :x). If anything I'm worried my enamel is going to erode. The calories are definitely a sacrifice but it keeps me from binging and I have minty fresh breath all day long.
inches, I usually ALWAYS go through 5 packs of Orbit Sweet Mint a day. (Man...I can't believe I'm admitting this! I feel so ashamed. Please don't judge me...) I chew out of boredom, mainly. I know it's bad for my jaws, but I suppose there's worse things I could be addicted to. At least I chew an American Dental Association-approved gum, right?
i chew 4-6 packs of orbit a day! i am in the same boat! yikes!!!! :) I have no clue whether or not is is affecting my health negatively because I am not really sure what signs would be... let me know if you figure it out!
Yep, I'm a gum addict as well. I don't go through that many packs a day, but probably one every three days. I but the family packs as well. Ha... family.... more like just me. My gum of choice is Trident watermelon flavor. Right now I'm chewing Eclipse, but Trident is my favorite. I have never been able to enjoy Orbitz. I think I don't like the mixture of flavors. Gum has done nothing to set me back. In fact, I think it helps. When I get the craving for food I don't need or something sweet, I just pop a piece in my mouth. It keeps me going.
I used to be addicted and chewed about a pack of sugar free ones a day, but I think the artificial chemicals in it messed with my system, since after I didn't chew for a week, I became less insomniac-ish. Or it could have been psychological - I'm not sure which xD
I am also addicted to chewing gum. I chew trident and ice breakers one too! I only chew the minty kind (ya never know when you're gonna need it! =) But i do chew like 2 packs a day. You are not alone!
My boyfriend is right with you guys -- probably a pack a day. And he chews Orbitz. I like it too, and probably chew 1-5 pieces a day, which is a bit more reasonable. XD I LOVE the Mint Mojito and the Sweet Mint flavor, but sometimes Raspberry or Crystal Mint hit the spot. XD
Wow and I thought I had gum chewing problems; you people put me to shame! I've been chewing about a half pack a day for the past four years, but I leave the gum in my mouth until it starts to disintegrate. I HAVE to have a piece in my mouth at all times or I get really anxious.
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