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New Chewing Gum Reveals Inflammation

teeth health smile dentistHailed 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

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