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Examining the Oral Microbiome to Deliver Personalized Dental Care

Your mouth plays a much bigger role in your overall health than you might realize. 


The chronic inflammation associated with gum disease is a sign of chronic inflammation in the body. If your gums are infected and bleeding, that infection can spread throughout your body via the circulatory system.


This is just one way in which the health of your mouth can affect your overall health. 


Indeed, a steady stream of research now shows that oral inflammation is much more dangerous than was recognized in the past. Science has shown that periodontal (gum) disease raises your risk of many other health problems, including

  • Heart disease
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Alzheimer’s/dementia/cognitive decline
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Low birth weight babies and pregnancy complications
  • Certain cancers

Our Microbiological Approach to Treating Oral Infections

In addition to standard diagnostic tools such as x-rays, we use microbiological testing to identify specific pathogens that contribute to oral infections such as gum disease.


Those test results allow us to personalize your treatment plan and specific oral disinfection protocol. We know exactly what needs to be targeted to help restore your oral health.


We also give you a personalized home care program that uses specific products and techniques to maintain a healthy oral environment. And we monitor the microbiology of your mouth closely at subsequent visits to assure stability.


At Wayne Family Dental, we believe that a healthy mouth supports a healthy body. Improving the health of your gums reduces not only the risk of spreading oral infections. Itt contributes to your overall health and well-being.

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