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    Chewing Gum Can Detect Inflammation

    teeth health dentist smileA chewing gum has been developed in Germany that can detect inflammation following dental implant surgery. The gum reacts to bacteria and releases a bitter-tasting agent that will alert the patient to the problem which can then be related to the dentist. Even years after dental implant surgery problems can still arise such as:

    – Inflammation of the gums

    – Build-up of harmful bacteria

    – Possible bone loss under the affected teeth

    According to the inventors “anyone can use this new diagnostic tool anywhere and anytime” and the gum should be available inside two or three years.

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    Dr Nicholas Riley BDS 1996, MJDF 2012

    Nik qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1996. He has always had a keen interest in clinical excellence, and further education. He recently gained his MJDF qualifications Nik dedicates much of his time to attending many world renowned courses in restorative, aesthetic and implant dentistry, so he can ensure that patients benefit from the most up to date solutions.