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:
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®) and the bacteria that are present in our mouth (MyPerioPath®) will be critical in determining your oral and overall general health.
Brit Phillips, DDS is a registered OralDNA Labs® Test Provider. Oral DNA or salivary diagnostics are used to obtain precise evidence about periodontal disease and oral HPV, allowing more accurate diagnosis and, in the case of periodontal disease, more effective treatment. Learn more about Oral DNA testing and the specific types of tests that Dr. Phillips performs.
At Mira Vista Smiles, we take a whole health dental approach. Dr. Phillips and his staff take many things into consideration like using the least toxic materials and placing primary importance on how a healthy mouth can improve the patient’s overall health.