Topicals For Gum diseases

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Gum disease

This right here is probably the most ingenious idea that’ll simply live of adults in their 30s or above, the vulnerable age group who are prone to frequent gum diseases. Researchers have come up with a topical treatment to treat and prevent periodontal diseases. This topical gel was able to reduce inflammation by 50% in mouse models.

Traditional methods include scaling, antibiotic medications, or surgical options if needed. All these methods require severe human intervention. This called for the need for an easily accessible topical gel that works equally well.

The backstory of Gum diseases

We constantly use our mouths to eat, breathe & communicate. While doing so bacteria and food particles get stuck between our teeth, which can deplete our dental health. When not cleaned regularly it leads to the formation of a sticky substance called plaque which darkens over time (tartar). All these build finally cause gum diseases for which the symptoms are listed below.

  • Red, swollen, bleeding gums
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Bad taste in the mouth
  • Separating teeth
  • Changes to your bite pattern

 Promising Future for Gum diseases

The topical gel managed to reduce inflammation, and bone loss and changed the bacterial composition inside the mouth of the mice model. Very similar results were observed when it was applied to human gum cells. This topical targets blocking the receptor for succinate. With these promising results in hand researchers are taking a step ahead to make oral strips along with the gel. This topical gel brings you to the dentist right at home.

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