Self-diagnosis with Super Gum

smile health teeth dentistNew self-diagnosis tools are being developed in the form of a chewing gum which indicates if someone has an inflammatory condition in the mouth. This should lead to early diagnosis and treatment, preventing tissue damage and possible bone loss.

Key takeaways

– Dental implants can occasionally trigger an inflammatory response

– Schedule regular checkups so your dentist can monitor your teeth and general oral health

– Seek help immediately if you experience any dental problems

Early treatment of any problem is always advisable.

“If there is an inflammation in the oral cavity, a bittering agent is released while chewing the gum.”


Matthew Houlton BDS(Sheffield) MFGDP(UK)

I’m Matthew Houlton, principal dentist and practice owner of Manor House Dental Practice.

Qualified from Sheffield dental hospital in 1993.

Post graduate training with Paul Tipton (Specialist Prosthodontist) from 2005-2007.

Diploma for Membership of the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) 2007.

Special interest in Orthodontics.

Yorkshire Deanary Fixed Appliance Training Scheme 2002-2004.

I have worked at York Hospital’s orthodontic department one session a week since 2009.

Member of the British Society of Occlusal Studies (the study of temporomandibular disorder).

I have two children, who keep me busy when I am not at the practice. I take a keen interest in and teach Aikido, a martial art, to keep a healthy mind and body.