Saliva Test - Dental Medicine - Salivary Testing

Dentist Allison O'Brien, DMD, now offers a Dental Health Saliva Test.

What is a Saliva Test?

A Saliva Test, also known as Salivary Diagnostics, Salivary Testing, or Salivary Test within the field of Integrative Dental Medicine, can detect over 250 systemic diseases in your saliva. Dr. O'Brien routinely tests for the top 5 most virulent oral pathogens that affect overall health. Is your mouth putting your body at risk?

Is your mouth putting your body at risk?

Did you know that over 80% of adults over 35 have some form of gum disease? Of the hundreds of bacteria that live in your mouth, there are 5 species that you don't want. These five high risk pathogens not only cause trouble in your mouth, they are now known to adversely affect your overall health. More than twenty years of research supports a growing list of systemic diseases directly linked to these five pathogens. It has been shown that these bacteria contribute to up to 50% of heart attacks. They have been linked to high-risk pregnancies, dementia, diabetes, and some cancers. Early detection is key as these bacteria are present long before any signs or symptoms appear.

Find out if your mouth is putting your body at risk. Dr. O'Brien routinely tests for these pathogens. When the bacteria are identified, she will customize a treatment regime to target treat them.

Salivary Test - Research Statistics

  • Up to 50% of heart attacks and strokes are triggered by oral bacteria.
  • Patients who have had gum disease for 10 years or more are 70% more likely to develop Alzheimer's.
  • Presence of virulent oral bacteria in a pregnant patient causes 7 times the likelihood of pre-term and low birth weight babies.
  • There is a 12% higher increase of premature death in women with a history of periodontal disease.
  • 95% of Americans with diabetes also have periodontal disease that lowers glycemic control.
  • There is up to a 50% greater risk of developing some cancers, including oral, esophageal, lung, colorectal, pancreatic, and breast cancers.

Saliva testing helps identify these risks

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