Bacterial Testing

WHY SHOULD YOU HAVE BACTERIAL TESTING?

Many patients continually cycle back and forth to their dental hygienist AND have excellent home care of teeth and gums, and yet…cavities and bleeding gums continue to happen. Research has identified the specific bacteria present that cause these problems, and Bacterial Testing allows us to find out which ones plague you!

DOES BACTERIAL TESTING HURT?

Absolutely not! Your dental hygienist swipes a cotton swab in a few areas of your mouth to collect samples… that’s it!

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

Your samples are sent to a medical laboratory to find out the types of bacteria present. Then we can order special prescription antibacterial and antiseptic rinses to use at home. These, together with a specialized home care program will move you towards having a super healthy mouth!

Contact us today for more info!