47% of American adults have some form of periodontal disease. Through a simple oral saline rinse, we can find hidden pathogens that threaten your oral and systemic health. Utilizing OralDNA Labs, we are able to identify and measure harmful bacteria in your mouth, which can lead to early detection of problems, create a personalized treatment plan and determine the appropriate follow-up. Test results are delivered in only days.
Common pathogens directly cause gum disease. Gum disease is an inflammatory disease that is triggered by specific bacteria and your body’s response to those bacteria. Severe gum disease can result in tooth loss. However, gum disease isn’t the only thing you need to be concerned about. Harmful oral bacteria can lead to heart disease, pregnancy complications, diabetes, tooth loss, bad breath, rheumatoid arthritis and stroke.
Warning signs for possible presence of these harmful bacteria include:
- Bad breath or bad taste in the mouth
- Gums that bleed easily
- Gums that are swollen or hurt
- Red, puffy and/or shiny gums
- Loose teeth
Only within the last 10 years, has insight into the Oral / Systemic Connection become more clear.
As knowledge increases concerning the severity of periodontal infections and how closely related they are to your overall health, having detailed information about your genetic susceptibility and the bacteria that are present in your mouth will be critical in determining your holistic health.