Scientists developed a chewing gum that might help detect oral infections which is beneficial for people who have limited symptoms. Since the tongue is sensitive to taste, the gum capitalizes on that. If there are disease enzymes present, the gum will result in a bitter flavor after chewing.
It’s presented as a screening tool for people to self test their health. Although it’s still in progress, since so many people have gum disease, this could result in a significant cost savings measure in the future. Although none of these innovations replace a regular visit to your Summerville dentist.