OralDNA Testing in Clinton Township
It’s not uncommon to see your oral and overall health as occupying two separate and very different spheres, but in reality, they share a symbiotic relationship; what happens to one can have a profound effect on the other, and vice versa. Gum disease in particular has proven, in recent medical studies, to contribute to health problems not just in the mouth but in the rest of the body as well. Health problems as diverse as heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, pregnancy complications, stroke, and Alzheimer’s have all been linked to gum disease.
All of this helps explain why regular checkups and cleanings are so important. What’s more, it also explains why Dr. Mindy Salzberg-Siegel uses OralDNA’s revolutionary products to screen all of her Clinton Township-area patients. Early symptoms of gum disease can be hard to detect with just the naked eye, but with OralDNA, Dr. Salzberg-Siegel can identify disease-causing bacteria when it’s still in the earliest stages of development.
How Does OralDNA Work?
A gum disease screening with OralDNA takes just seconds to complete and is absolutely painless. For patients, it involves nothing more complex gargling a mouthful of saline solution for about half a minute. That’s all you have to do. As simple as the test might be, though, it can reveal the presence of harmful bacteria and even alert us to a genetic predisposition to gum disease.
If the results of your finished OralDNA test reveal that you have a genetic predisposition to gum disease or have an aggressive bacteria contributing to the condition, Dr. Salzberg-Siegel can begin putting together a personalized treatment plan. Advances in dentistry such as OralDNA testing , is making it possible for us to provide quality, preventive care that helps us do more than just create healthier smiles—it helps create healthier patients.
Your Personal Invitation
We invite you to explore our website, browse the photo gallery, meet our team, and review our services. Then call the Clinton Township dental office of Dr. Mindy Salzberg-Siegel today to schedule an appointment. For more than 25 years, we've delivered the personalized care and excellent service our patients deserve - and they can't stop smiling!