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Direct Diagnostics Saliva Testing

Your Path to Sustained Oral Health

What is Periodontal Disease?

Periodontal disease is a serious gum infection which is caused by high-risk bacteria that damage the soft tissue and bone supporting your teeth.

80%

of American adults over 35 have some form of gum disease.

The HR5 test identifies the five bacteria that are scientifically proven to cause damage to the soft tissue and bone supporting your teeth.

Aa

Aa

Aggregatibacter

actinomycetemcomitans

Pg

Pg

Porphyromonas

gingivalis

Td

Td

Treponema

denticola

Tf

Tf

Tannerella

forsythia

Fn

Fn

Fusobacterium

nucleatum

By knowing exactly which bacteria are present and in what quantity, your healthcare provider can create a personalized treatment plan just for you.

Why is Testing Important?

Accurate
Data

The high-risk bacteria that cause gum disease can't be seen during a visual exam or with x-rays. Testing allows your provider to identify the presence and quantity of high-risk bacteria in your mouth that could be putting you at risk.

Early
Detection

By the time signs of gum disease start to appear, the disease process has been long underway. Testing allows for early detection and intervention.

Personalized Treatment

Every patient is unique and testing allows your provider to tailor your treatment based on your results and goals. This allows for the best opportunity for the fastest positive outcome and sustained oral health.

What Does the HR5 Test Do, and Why Should I Care?

Understand the Risk

The HR5 test helps clinicians and patients determine if oral bacteria are increasing your risk of gum disease.

Identify the Cause

If you are already diagnosed with a periodontal infection, the HR5 test helps your provider identify the bacteria present and their impact on your infection.

Guide Effective Care

The HR5 bacteria are the primary drivers that are scientifically proven to damage the soft tissue and bone around your teeth. Reducing these 5 key bacteria can slow, halt, and even reverse disease progression.

Monitor Progress

Like routine blood tests at your doctor’s office, this test helps track the progress of your gum health and tailor treatments for the best outcomes.

Improve Your Overall Health

Reduction or elimination of the HR5 bacteria can reduce your overall inflammatory burden. Reduction of inflammation in the body is critical in decreasing your risk of all inflammatory diseases.

Is Your Mouth Putting Your Body at Risk?

Evidence shows that 5 high-risk oral pathogens are causative drivers of inflammation and disease.

70%

more likely to develop Alzheimer’s Disease in people who suffer from gum disease for more than 10 years.

Source: Alz Res Therapy (2017)

50%

greater risk of developing Cancer, including oral, esophageal, lung, colorectal, pancreatic, and breast cancers.

Source: AAOSH

95%

of Americans with Diabetes also have periodontal disease. Periodontal disease lowers glycemic control.

Source: AAOSH

Up to 50%

of Heart Attacks and Strokes are triggered by oral pathogens.

Source: Circulation (2013)

7x

increased risk of Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes including preterm birth and low birth weight.

Source: AAOSH

12%

higher risk of Premature Death in women who have a history of periodontal disease.

Source: Journal of the American Heart Association (2017)

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Yale School of Public Health

100% accuracy verified by the SalivaDirect Initiative at Yale School of Public Health

HR5 is the Most Accurate and Affordable Saliva Test

 Enabling Outcomes Through Evidence.

Ask your healthcare provider today for the HR5 saliva test.

The HR5 Test is Your Path to Sustained Oral Health
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