Salivary Testing

Welcome to Water Tower Dental Care, where we prioritize your oral health and well-being. Our commitment to providing comprehensive and advanced dental care means staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in dentistry. One such advancement that has significantly improved patient care is salivary testing.

Saliva, often overlooked but incredibly important, plays a vital role in maintaining oral health. It is not just a simple bodily fluid; it contains a wealth of information that can assist in diagnosing and treating various oral conditions. Salivary testing, a non-invasive and painless procedure, allows us to harness the power of saliva for a more accurate and personalized approach to your dental care. Why is saliva so relevant, you may ask? Let’s explore the significance of salivary testing:

  1. Oral Health Assessment: Salivary testing enables us to assess the overall health of your mouth. By analyzing the composition of your saliva, we can detect indicators of oral diseases such as periodontal disease, dental caries (cavities) and oral cancer. Early detection and intervention are key to preventing these conditions from progressing and causing further damage.
  2. Personalized Treatment Plans: Each individual has unique oral health needs. Salivary testing allows us to gather essential information about your oral microbiome which is the collection of bacteria and other microorganisms in your mouth. By understanding the composition of your oral microbiome, we can develop personalized treatment plans tailored to your specific needs. This approach enhances treatment effectiveness and improves long-term outcomes.
  3. Risk Assessment: Salivary testing can help assess your risk for certain oral health conditions. For example, it can identify genetic predispositions to specific diseases, enabling us to take proactive measures to prevent or mange them. Additionally, salivary testing can evaluate factors such as acidity, buffering capacity and saliva flow rate, indicating susceptibility to tooth decay or other oral health issues.
  4. Monitoring Treatment Progress: Salivary testing is valuable in tracking the effectiveness of dental treatments. By periodically analyzing saliva samples, we can evaluate changes in oral microbiome composition, bacterial load and other biomarkers. This monitoring allows us to adjust your treatment plan if necessary, ensuring optimal outcomes.
  5. Prevention and Maintenance: Salivary testing empowers us to focus on preventive dentistry. By identifying potential issues before symptoms arise, we can intervene early and implement preventive strategies to maintain your oral healthy. Regular salivary testing, coupled with routine dental check-ups, cleanings and proper oral hygiene practices, can significantly reduce the likelihood of developing oral health problems.

At Water Tower Dental Care, we recognize the immense value of salivary testing in promoting your oral health and overall well-being. Our experienced team of dental professionals is trained in the latest techniques and technology to conduct salivary testing with precision and care. We are committed to providing you with comprehensive dental care that is personalized and based on the most advanced scientific evidence available.

Schedule an appointment with us today and experience the benefits of salivary testing firsthand. Together, let’s work towards a healthier smile and brighter future.

Tests We Offer

  1. SillHa Oral Wellness System
    SillHa Measures 7 key analytes of oral wellness: Cariogenic bacteria, acidity, buffer capacity, blood, leukocyte, protein, ammonia.
  2. Oral DNA- Salivay testing specifically for Periodontal disease and genetic markers.