Dentists Using Salivary DNA Tests for Periodontal Infections

Posted: March 26, 2017   Article

Bakersfield, CA– With modern-day medical research and technology, links between oral and overall health are well established. More and more studies are emerging that connect cardiovascular disease to bacteria living in the mouth. While many people realize the risk gum disease poses to their bodies, they may not realize just how prevalent this condition is. Periodontal Disease A chronic inflammatory disease of the gums, periodontitis can lead to…Continue reading…

The Importance of Early Detection When Diagnosing Oral Cancer

Posted: March 12, 2017   Article

Bakersfield, CA – Did you know that every hour an American dies from oral cancer? This high mortality rate is primarily due to a late diagnosis. Once oral cancer has reached Stage III or Stage IV, the probability of successful treatment drops significantly. On top of that, 40% patients with oral cancer did not have any of the traditional risk factors. The number of patients being diagnosed with…Continue reading…