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As you may be aware, the past 10 years have provided much insight into what has come to be called... "The Oral / Systemic Connection". There does appear to be a link to chronic inflammatory periodontal infections and systemic diseases such as:
- Heart disease
- Some forms of cancer and other diseases
The National Institute of Health (NIH) and other research facilities are aggressively pursuing this link as well. For More information regarding the Oral/Systemic Connection, visit the following links online:
- National Institutes of Health: www.nih.gov
- American Dental Association: www.ada.org
- Academy of Periodontology: www.perio.org
- American Dental Hygienists' Association: www.adha.org
As we continue to learn more about the severity of periodontal infections and how closely linked they are to your overall health, having detailed information about your genetic susceptibility (MyPerioID® PST®) and the bacteria that are present in our mouth (MyPerioPath®) will be critical in determining your oral and overall general health.
This test identifies and measures certain bacteria in your mouth that cause gingivitis (early stage gum disease) and periodontal disease (mature gum disease).
Introducing MyPerioID® PST®:
This test determines if you are more likely to develop more serious gum tissue infections, such as inflammatory periodontal disease.
Introducing OraRisk® HPV:
This test determines if you are at increased risk for HPV-related oral and throat cancers.
These new, quick, and non-invasive tests deliver information that will enable your dental professional to better determine the appropriate treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.