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Chewing Gum

Low Risk

Also known as:

Bazooka® bubble gum Dentyne Dubble Bubble® Wrigley’s® Ice Breakers Mentos® Orbit® Trident

A pile of some of today's most popular gum products like Orbit, Doublemint, and Dirol.
Possible Symptoms
  • None expected
What to Do
  1. Wipe or rinse out the mouth.
  2. Give a serving size of water to drink.
  3. Call 1-800-222-1222 for additional instructions.


If large amounts of sugar-free gum have been swallowed there can be stomach upset and diarrhea.

Additional Information

If you discover your child has swallowed gum, do not panic. Inspect your child’s mouth to make sure there are no more pieces of gum remaining, and give the child some water to drink.  If problems start or you have questions, call the Missouri Poison Center right away at 1-800-222-1222. The poison center is open all day, every day for poisoning emergencies and questions

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