Hailed as being a breakthrough in the early detection of oral inflammation, a new chewing gum has been developed in Germany. The gum releases enzymes which are normally tasteless but have a bitter taste when mixed with saliva that contains bacteria released due to inflammation. This new gum will alert a patient and his dentist to the presence of inflammation and help avoid:
– Painful gums
– Damaged teeth and enamel
– Bone erosion around the implant
The inflammation-detecting gum is still being researched but there is “proof that this principle actually works” which is good news for those with dental implants. More details can be found at http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/318975.php.