Oral DNA maps a path to improved wellness in Beverly Hills, CA

Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is the primary component of chromosomes. It carries genetic information that determines your unique intrinsic characteristics. DNA obtained from the oral cavity can be the starting point for a healthier mouth and body. Oral DNA dental testing is one of the advanced services offered at the Dental Health and Wellness Beverly Hills office in Beverly Hills, CA.

Gum health indicators

A painless swab of oral mucosa provides an excellent source of information for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of periodontal disease. Hundreds of strains of bacteria live in your mouth. Some are beneficial, while others cause gum disease. Genetic markers in DNA indicate your personal vulnerability to harmful strains. This helps the dentist determine your risk of serious periodontal infection from an unusual immune system response.

Testing also reveals oral pathogens early, before they have caused irreversible destruction. Results of oral DNA testing help your dentist develop a personalized periodontal treatment strategy.

Other testing options

  • HPV (human papillomavirus), which can manifest in the mouth and increase risk of oral cancers.
  • HSV (herpes simplex virus 1 and 2) outbreaks involving the oropharynx, which are often misdiagnosed.
  • Other STDs that may be asymptomatic, but can have serious consequences and be transmitted to others.
  • Candida – Precise identification of the specific strain causing oral thrush is essential for effective treatment.
  • Inflammatory response; gene markers reveal your propensity to systemic inflammation.
  • Evaluation of metabolism to aid in prescribing proper medication dosages.
There is an undeniable link between oral conditions and overall wellness. Periodontal disease affects the risk of heart attack, diabetes, stroke, and some cancers. A scientific approach to analyzing your personal risk can help to prevent or detect problems early, for the best possible outcome.

In Beverly Hills, CA, call Dental Health and Wellness Beverly Hills at (310) 692-7855 to learn more about oral DNA testing.