Research shows that 75% of the population suffers from some form of periodontal disease. Dental hygiene cleanings alone will not eliminate harmful, infectious oral bacteria. If you have other risk factors such as diabetes, heart disease, poor nutrition, taking medications, moderate to high stress, or you are a smoker, these increase the potential for disease to progress quickly.
Gum disease bacteria attack your gums, resulting in inflammation, bleeding gums, bad breath, and even the loss of teeth. The loss of just one tooth due to periodontal (gum) disease can actually decrease your life expectancy.
In addition to the damage created in your mouth, harmful bacteria can enter your blood stream and attack other organs in your body. This is why periodontal and other oral infections have been strongly linked with numerous medical problems, such as:
When you share a kiss or food with your loved ones, you are also sharing your oral bacteria!
Testing for infection in the mouth is as necessary as the lab tests you have at your doctor’s office.
A simple microbiology test shows the precise bacterial causing oral infections to your dentist, making accurate diagnosis and predictable, effective treatment possible. Swab samples from your gums, teeth and tongue are sent to OraVital’s oral microbiology lab for thorough analysis. An oral microbiologist provides a comprehensive report your dentist uses to recommend a personalized treatment and maintenance plan.
Based on your detailed lab report, your dentist will prescribe an OraVital antibiotic rinse and/or cream medication to help control your infection by killing harmful bacteria and yeast. Your hygienist will explain the personalized home care regimen designed to be most effective for you. A follow up appointment will be scheduled to measure the changes and assess your improved oral health.
When you come in for your regular dental cleaning, it is important for you to be examined for bacterial deposits/biofilm and bleeding as well as having your teeth cleaned. If there are signs of infection, your dentist will recommend additional care that could include retesting. This ensures a sustainable and superior standard of oral care which will keep your mouth and body as healthy as possible. Your personalized regimen of home care and recommended hygiene visits will keep your mouth infection-free.
The OraVital System will:
If you believe you may have an oral infection or you see the signs of gum disease, we advise that you don’t put it off any longer.
The OraVital System fights and controls harmful bacteria, restoring your mouth to a healthy state.