Some people seem to never get cavities or experience dental concerns, regardless of their commitment to dental hygiene. Other people appear prone to damage and decay even though they dutifully brush and floss. Your DNA plays an essential role in the health and function of your teeth and gums. Dr. Nadja Horst, our experienced dentist, offers DNA testing through OralDNA® Labs to help determine if you have a genetic predisposition to periodontal disease, oral cancer, or another dental concern. With this non-invasive treatment, she can identify potential problems and address them quickly. She can also recommend proactive preventive measures that can help you maintain the healthiest smile possible. Simple, painless, and enlightening, oral DNA testing requires a small amount of saliva and a little patience. Isn’t your smile worth it?
We work exclusively with OralDNA® Labs. This state-of-the-art company offers the gold standard in genetic health testing. Using Salivary Diagnostics, OralDNA® Labs can screen for periodontal disease causing bacteria, identify early signs of certain types of cancer, and diagnose human papillomavirus (HPV)—a common disease that is a serious risk factor for oral cancer. The testing process is completely non-invasive, you simply spit into a small tube, and the results can provide the necessary information to give you the best treatment possible.
Ready to learn more about your family history? Contact us today to ask questions about this treatment or to schedule your appointment for oral DNA testing.