Active Lactobacillus reuteri ingredient against helicobacter pylori
Berlin, 3 December 2020 – A novel, special chewing gum to prevent periodontitis, gum bleeding, and gum inflammation is now available. It contains a microbial agent which represses one of the causes of periodontitis and other gum issues, protecting teeth and gums.
More specifically, the agent acts against helicobacter pylori, a bacterium known to cause stomach inflammations, which also elicits periodontitis. Bacteria such as H. pylori collect as a dental biofilm or plaque on the teeth and attack teeth and gums with their metabolic products. The tissue around the teeth pulls away, leading to the formation of periodontal pockets – crevices which may then be colonized by rapidly multiplying inflammation-causing bacteria. Depending on its severity, this inflammation of the gums can result in the destruction of the periodontal apparatus, loss of teeth, or damage to the jaw bone.
The chewing gum developed by BELANO medical AG is a medical product with the agent “ventrisana” which specifically targets the inflammatory bacterium Helicobacter pylori and removes it from the saliva, thus preventing a build-up of the pathogen in the mucus and the subsequent triggering of inflammations.