Ok, so what's the truth behind gum swallowing? Should I be worried about Galla's stick-a-day habit? It's like a Pavlovian response for her to ask for gum everytime we get in the car. I give her a half stick (for all you dentists/dental students out there, it is sugar-free) which always ends up "down the tunnel," as she puts it. I think I'd prefer that to in her hair or on the furniture, but should I be concerned about this constant swallowing? Pretty sure it's just an old wives' tale, so if the gum keeps her quiet, I'm gunna keep it coming!