As you may be aware, the past 10 years have provided much insight into what has come to be called… “The Oral / Systemic Connection”. There does appear to be a link to chronic inflammatory periodontal infections and systemic diseases such as:

  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Some forms of cancer and other diseases

The National Institute of Health (NIH) and other research facilities are aggressively pursuing this link as well. For More information regarding the Oral/Systemic Connection, visit the following links online:

  • National Institutes of Health: nha.gov 
  • American Dental Association: ada.org
  • Academy of Periodontology: perio.org
  • American Dental Hygienists’ Association: adha.org

As we continue to learn more about the severity of periodontal infections and how closely linked they are to your overall health, having detailed information about your genetic susceptibility (MyPerioID® PST®) and the bacteria that are present in our mouth (MyPerioPath®) will be critical in determining your oral and overall general health.

To find our more about oral DNA contact Dr. Sam Romano in Madison, New Jersey, or visit our website at drsamromano.com

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