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18May, 2018

What is Saliva Testing and How Can it Improve your Oral Health?

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How Our Oral Health Can Benefit from Saliva Testing Saliva is quickly becoming popular as an important diagnostic tool for our health. New technology has made it possible to use saliva as a way to detect our risk of oral and general health problems. This could include different cancers, heart attacks, strokes, periodontal disease, and more. In our office, we have incorporated two salivary diagnostic (DNA) tests – MyPerioPath and MyPerioID PST. Benefits of Saliva Testing Our saliva contains many different types of antibodies, cytokines and hormones. These are compounds […]
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17Mar, 2016

Oral Systemic Health: Rate Your Health

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It is important to note that the research is revealing that periodontal diseases do not cause other health problems.  It is simply that the same pathogens that cause periodontal disease to occur also contribute to the other health issues. This is the reason why people who have poor oral health are also likely to have poor overall health or other systemic diseases. Barbara L. McClatchie, DDS has received professional training through the American Academy of Oral Systemic Health. She uses Oral DNA saliva testing to find and reduce the risk of […]
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