Chewing Gum Test Trials
Occasionally patients experience an inflammatory response to dental implants which can lead to tissue and bone damage. Scientists are developing a form of chewing gum which allows patients to detect early signs of inflammation.
– Keep teeth and dental implants clean by brushing twice daily
– See your dentist for regular check-ups
– Follow a healthy diet and quit smoking to promote good oral health
Self-testing with gum is still a few years away but could lead to early detection of dental problems.
“Chewing gum rapid tests for other medical applications are presently under development.”