Genetic and Bacterial Testing

Bacterial Testing

More futuristic firsts at NCD! We can determine the exact type of bacteria causing disease in your mouth and how much there is of it in one swish! It also determines the exact kind of antibiotic specifically designed to treat that particular bacteria, providing a more precise method of treatment and positive results. eliminating a trial-and-error approach that is common to many antibiotic treatment methods.

OralDNA is a simple DNA test conducted via an oral rinse identifies the type and quantity of bacteria lurking in your mouth that causes gingivitis and periodontal disease. This test is also important because that same bacteria can increase your risk for many other diseases, such as diabetes, stroke, and even heart disease.

Genetic Testing

Your genetic makeup may put you at a greater risk for developing gum problems such as tissue infections. We now have a special dental DNA test that will identify whether you are prone to this risk. If you are, we can suggest preventive treatments and regimens that will help your teeth and gums stay healthy for life.  

Is genetic testing right for me?

There are many factors that determine whether you should do genetic testing. Some of them are:

  • If you  have a family history of oral cancer
  • If you have signs and symptoms of oral cancer
  • If you
    • Smoke
    • Use “smokeless” chewing or spit tobacco
    • Use alcohol
    • Are sexually active with more than one partner

Ask your doctor or Hygienist about this new and exciting addition to NCD’s family of preventive dentistry services. We are serious about your oral health. Call us and find out more today!