It is a known fact that periodontitis, a bacterial infection in the mouth, is the primary cause of tooth loss in adults. According to the American Dental Association an estimated 75% of all Americans over the age of 35 have some form of periodontal disease. OralDNA testing can determine which bacteria is prevelant in your mouth and if you have a genetic link to aggressive periontal disease.
Human Papilloma virus (HPV) is one of the most common virus groups in the world. There are many different types of HPV, and the health risk varies depending upon the type of virus. While some types of HPV are low-risk and many cause skin lesions such as warts, there are other HPV types that are classified as high-risk. These high-risk types of HPV may cause an HPV infection that may lead to cancer. Recent studies show that these high-risk types cause cancers of the mouth, tongue, tonsils, and throat areas. Along with excessive smoking and alcohol consumption, specific types of oral HPV are now considered to be a separate and serious risk factor for developing cancer in the head and neck regions.
OralDNA Labs now offers diagnostic tests that give valuable information to your dental clinician for the assessment and treatment of your condition. These revolutionary tests deliver detailed information that will enable your dental professional to better determine the appropriate treatment regimen for your specific needs.
Are you at risk? Some of the reasons to consider using OralDNA's tests;
- are you a smoker?
- do you have bad breath?
- have you ever had red or swollen gums?
- do your gums bleed when you brush or floss?
- have you lost teeth or are your teeth loose?
- did your parents or other family members lose teeth?
- do you have or does a family member have diabetes?
- ae you considering cosmetic or complex restorative dentistry, such as veneers or implants?