I used to like Dentyne cinnamon gum but it was discontinued so recently I took up Trident cinnamon gum. The flavor was quite like the old Dentyne, so I liked it.
Then I started noticing that my mouth and tongue were sore. It progressed to the point that I found it painful to eat. I could see inflammation under my tongue and read online about blocked saliva glands. Feeling achy and with swollen glands in my throat, I decided it was time to see the doctor.
Not blocked saliva glands, she said, but offered no alternate cause for the pain. She gave me a prescription to swish in my mouth before meals to reduce the pain. After about a week, the inflammation subsided.
Then last week, I chewed 2 small sticks of the Trident cinnamon gum. Right away, I felt the soreness starting up again. Within 24 hours, I was back to having a painful tongue, an inflamed lining of the mouth and swollen lymph glands. Aha, it’s the gum.
I researched that online and found that some people are sensitive to the cinnamic-aldehyde used in these gums. Guess I’m one of them and no more cinnamon gum for me. I’m posting my experience online, so maybe someone can learn from my experience.