Saliva: the convenient tool for diagnostics

Saliva: the convenient tool for diagnostics

14 November 2016 . Posted by Laurelyn in Tips and Tricks

Saliva is proving to be the perfect choice for in-office dental testing to detect diseases early and monitor health.

Testing saliva is easy, comfortable and quick.

A salivary diagnostics company is now offering two tests for periodontal (gum) disease for Canadian dental patients.

One test identifies the type and concentration of bacteria in the mouth known to cause gum disease.

The other identifies the patient’s genetic susceptibility to the disease. Better the devil you know, as they say.