In previous blogs I have shared with you the connection between systemic health and oral health. We have identified the specific bacteria in saliva that causes gum and bone breakdown. We can then connect these bacteria to systemic inflammation. Going one step further we are now able to identify genetic markers that are present in saliva that help us treat each person with an individualized plan that will greatly improve outcomes.
With that said, Pam and I are going to Louisiana State University this weekend for a class on oral DNA testing. “Oral Pathogens, Genetics and Inflammation: The Oral Connection to Systemic Disease” by Thomas W. Nabors DDS, FACD.
Look for future blogs about this ground breaking technology.