What Your Mouth Can Tell You About Your Health
Dr. Edeer and the team are constantly looking for ways to improve the treatments they offer to patients. They believe in treating the patient as a whole and don’t just focus on a patient’s oral health. After dealing with the pandemic for the past two years, more people than ever before are concerned about what’s going on in their bodies. They want to learn about any threats to their health and well-being. Recently, we have added a simple way to test for a number of conditions that can affect your quality of life. Continue reading to learn more about these simple tests and what they can determine.
For a number of years, testing saliva has been a popular method to detect a number of factors. Saliva has been used for many years to confirm the paternity of a child. In more recent years, saliva kits have become popular as a way to determine your ethnic heritage and background as well as food intolerances or allergies. We have recently added saliva tests as a way to test for a number of risk factors to both your oral and overall health. With a simple swish, gargle and collection of the sample, we are able to use your saliva to have three different tests performed:
This test identifies and measures harmful bacteria in the mouth. It is especially helpful in determining your risk of developing gum disease. It also detects oral bacteria that increases your likelihood of developing issues such as tooth decay, diabetes, heart disease, pregnancy complications, rheumatoid arthritis and stroke.
This test uses the presence of antibodies in your saliva to determine if you have been exposed to certain diseases. This test is particularly helpful in determining if you have antibodies for COVID-19.
This tests your saliva for genetic markers associated with inflammation. It helps to determine whether you are at risk for developing issues such as gum disease, heart disease and diabetes.
If you are interested in learning more about OralDNA Testing, be sure to contact our office located in Wayne. NJ. We look forward to helping you get the knowledge you need to treat threats to your health as early as possible.