What is Gum Chewing?

Category: Lifestyle Modifications

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Gum chewing can stimulate the flow of saliva in the mouth helping to improve the act of swallowing.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Dry mouth 4 0
Swallowing difficulty (dysphagia) 2 2
Anxious mood 1 0
Dry throat 1 0
Excess saliva 1 0
General health 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
2
Mild
0
None
0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Gum Chewing

Side effect Patients
TMJ (temporomandibular joint) pain 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Gum Chewing

Dosage Patients
daily 1

Duration

Currently using Gum Chewing

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 0
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