In the chronic disease support program this week I explained the concept of an "oral continuum" of health. That is, the health of your mouth is neither in "great shape" nor "terrible shape." Rather, we all lie on a continuum. With the mouth it's difficult to gauge where you are. I use the degree of gum bleeding and sensitivity as a barometer but it's not very precise.
Announcing our new relationship with the folks at OralDNA.
You can now order a oral pathogen (periodontal disease) tests directly from me and I'll send you a kit where you can gather a sample AT HOME, without seeing a dentist.
Chronic Disease Support members receive a 10% discount.
This is the oral health section of the chronic disease assessment for a person in my program. Not this person has root canals but reports no oral problems. After a consult this person indicates NO discomfort from the oral cavity. This person does have glaucoma, however.
The OralDNA test tells QUITE A DIFFERENT STORY..... High risk pathogens present.
Research presented at the American Glaucoma Society 2016 Annual Meeting suggests periodontal (gum) disease and recent tooth loss increases our risk of open angle glaucoma (OAG). Click HERE to read the full article.
Here is some further information on the testing.
I recommend that everyone consider getting this test to remove any doubt.
Next Chronic Disease Support seminar - Monday at noon. Don't hesitate to contact me if you need the zoom link.
It's not too late to join this program. I'll send any newbies a link to past presentations....
Thomas J. Lewis, Ph.D.