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IS YOUR MOUTH PUTTING YOUR BODY AT RISK?

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

Save Your Teeth and Save Your Life

Did you know? High risk oral bacteria can be present long before the visible signs of infection or disease. Ask your healthcare provider today for the HR5 saliva test, to see if you are at risk.

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Aa

Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans

Primary cause of rapid alveolar bone loss in both children and adults, severe periodontitis and dental implant failure. Research studies have shown this pathogen increases risk for Cardiovascular Disease, Ischemic Stroke, Brain Abscesses, & Heart Infections

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Pg

Porphyromonas gingivalis

Primary cause of alveolar bone loss, periodontitis and implant failure. Research studies have shown this pathogen increases risk for Heart Attack, Ischemic Stroke, Type Two Diabetes, Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, and other inflammatory diseases.

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Td

Treponema denticola

Primary cause of periodontitis and implant failure (peri-implantitus). Recent studies have also demonstrated its association with Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease.

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Tf

Tannerella forsythia

Primary cause of periodontitis and implant failure (peri-implantitus). It's effect on other health issues is not as well known.

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Fn

Fusobacterium nucleatum

Associated with periodontitis and implant failure. Among the systemic issues is that it has been associated with preterm birth, low birth weight babies, and fetal death. This pathogen tends to facilitate the movement of other oral pathogens into the circulatory system.

MEET THE PATHOGENS

50%

Up to 50% of heart attacks and strokes are triggered by oral pathogens.

Source: Circulation (2013)

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)

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)

up to 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

DO YOU HAVE BLEEDING GUMS?

Oral bacteria make their way into the bloodstream and place you at risk.

The first step in prevention is screening.

Ask your healthcare provider today for the HR5 saliva test, to see if you are at risk. 

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