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Do you chew gum?

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polyester57 Sun 31-May-20 22:28:09

My OH always has a packet around. My daughter chews. The grandchildren seem obsessed by it. I have never understood what it´s all about. As a child, I was told that if you swallow chewing gum it stays in your system for years. I don´t understand what it´s all about. Do you chew?

sharon103 Sun 31-May-20 22:40:31

Yes, I chew. Right from being a child I used to buy a round one wrapped in paper and the gum was pink. It was called something like Hubba Bubble. I could blow huge bubbles which burst and stuck all around my mouth.

Evie64 Sun 31-May-20 22:44:15

My dad told me when I was little that if I swallowed my bubble gum it could wrap round my heart and kill me! Aaarrghh! Went right of it after that! As for chewing gum now, it just makes me hungry. My stomach thinks that food is coming.

MissAdventure Sun 31-May-20 22:45:51

I don't, but my mum and daughter were chewing gum fans.

crazyH Sun 31-May-20 22:47:37

Yes, I do. It's good for the teeth, I believe ....the sugar-free gum.

Maggiemaybe Sun 31-May-20 23:32:03

I had a bit of a gum habit before lockdown. I’ve only had online shops since then and haven’t ordered any, so I’ve broken it. Chewing gum is good for the teeth though.

merlotgran Sun 31-May-20 23:41:04

My dentist suggested chewing sugar free gum but I was never allowed it as a child and can't bear the sight of anyone chewing so I keep a packet in the car.

Not much use at the moment though grin

Doodledog Sun 31-May-20 23:43:42

No. I think it looks terrible, and anyway, as soon as the taste has gone (after about three chews) I hate the feel of it in my mouth.

Sussexborn Mon 01-Jun-20 00:00:29

Use it mainly when we fly to stop my ears hurting. Have got some left but don’t really think to eat it. Though perhaps it will have lost its flavour by the time we fly again.

SueH49 Mon 01-Jun-20 00:27:43

I don't normally chew but after recent surgery my surgeon brought me a couple of packets and told me chewing it would help stop nausea. He was right it did help.

whywhywhy Mon 01-Jun-20 04:38:06

No, never. I hate to see anyone chewing away especially as they are talking at the same time. It's even worse to find it stuck to the pavement and then our shoes. Horrible stuff.

Whitewavemark2 Mon 01-Jun-20 06:50:08

Yes. DH has heart problems and the drugs he takes give him a dry mouth so he chews gum to help moisten his mouth, so I chew along with him, but insists he stops in company etc🙂🙂

I’m such a snob

Calendargirl Mon 01-Jun-20 06:59:53

Chewing gum is like many things, there’s a time and a place, preferably when you’re on your own,

Hate to see shop assistants chewing when they serve you, or people being interviewed on tv when chewing.

And Carole Middleton was shot down for being spotted chewing at Prince William’s RAF passing out ceremony or some such occasion.

Urmstongran Mon 01-Jun-20 07:07:18

No I don’t chew. It makes me feel hollow somehow! As if I’m expecting food I suppose. For those who do - Isn’t it tiring?

grandMattie Mon 01-Jun-20 07:19:20

Yes I do, but like calendar says, time and place... While walking, driving etc. never in public.
Wwm2, not snobbish, just good manners.
My dentist recommended it - the sugar free one, containing xylitol which is antiseptic.

TwiceAsNice Mon 01-Jun-20 09:06:49

No I can’t stand it, it gave me indigestion. Also hate to see other people chewing especially at important occasions or serving in shops, then I think it’s just rude. One daughter has some occasionally but nobody else I know seems to bother

harrigran Mon 01-Jun-20 09:44:11

No, never and would not let DC have it when they were young. I have never seen anyone in my family chewing gum, it was considered common when I was growing up.

JackyB Mon 01-Jun-20 09:52:46

I don't see the point either. And it gives me tummy ache.

JackyB Mon 01-Jun-20 09:53:59

(Not from swallowing it!) I think you take in unnecessary air, so its probably wind.

mrsgreenfingers56 Mon 01-Jun-20 10:01:24

No, never chewed gum. Seems like a cow chewing on it's cud to be honest and my mother told me it was common to chew in public!

jaylucy Mon 01-Jun-20 10:11:02

Oh nooooo!

I used to very occasionally have bubble gum as a child - could never actually blow bubbles - but I gave up the gum when they started using artificial sweeteners and lets just say I didn't need to eat extra roughage!!

lemsip Mon 01-Jun-20 10:11:36

oh yes, it keeps me out of the fridge for longer! being in lockdown and indoors more means i'm grazing so putting on a couple of pounds already.
I have the little pots of Wrigleys extra, 60 individual pieces in the pot so lasts for ages especially if i only have half of one at a time..they are peppermint flavour!

Chameleon007 Mon 01-Jun-20 10:27:20

Didn't chew gum until lockdown. Broke a back tooth which left a sharp edge making my tongue sore. Of course all dentists are closed and I couldn't get a tooth repair kit anywhere. I read online to use chewed gum over the offending tooth as a temporary repair. Have to dispose of gum when eating so I've stopped snacking between meals. Think I may have lost a bit of weight too.

Elijah Mon 01-Jun-20 10:29:02

Yes I do. I have a very dry mouth to the point of not being able to swallow or talk. I find chewing promote water in my mouth and helps me. I don't chew with my mouth open and try not to chew while talking to other people.

Annaram1 Mon 01-Jun-20 10:39:16

Does your chewing gum lose its flavour
On the bedpost overnight?