There are thousands of microorganisms that are part of your oral microbiome. It is becoming increasingly clear that the oral microbiome is closely related to health and wellness.
By purchasing a Nebula Genomics DNA kit you’ll also receive a comprehensive microbiome analysis that helps you understand the microbes in your mouth.
Learn how different microorganisms can be linked to various health-related traits. Increasing evidence has shown that oral microbiota is closely related to the physical state of humans.
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Oral microbiome testing allows doctors to identify oral bacteria present in your mouth and assess their potential to cause disease. In a healthy mouth, certain bacteria exist in a balance to create a healthy oral microbiome. However, when the bacteria become imbalanced, they can produce acid that harms the teeth.
Some bacteria that harm tooth enamel include Streptococcus mutants and Veillonella. Both of these types are known to cause oral cavities in children and adults. They can also lead to gum disease.
Furthermore, although these bacteria originate in your mouth, they have the potential to get into the bloodstream and affect overall health, even if you don’t have other dental problems like periodontal disease. For example, the chemicals given off by the oral bacteria that have entered the bloodstream can negatively affect cholesterol buildup and immune responses - two conditions that can lead to cardiovascular disease and strokes.
To conduct oral microbiome testing, a patient provides a cheek-swab sample using our test kit. A lab will extract DNA from the sample and use the bacterias’ genetic blueprint to identify the types and amount of bacteria present. Using this technology, a medical provider can determine whether the healthy bacteria are imbalanced or if harmful bacteria are present.
You can maintain good oral health through daily lifestyle habits that prevent plaque buildup. Brushing your teeth twice daily using fluoridated toothpaste, flossing daily, avoiding sugary food and drink, and seeing a dentist twice a year can help you maintain a healthy oral microbiome.