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.

Key takeaways

- 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.”

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