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Oral DNA Test Can Save Your Life

Oral DNA testing is the link between life-saving medical prevention and dental care. At my practice, our philosophy of Integrative Dental Medicine is about identifying how the BODY, BREATHING, BACTERIA and BITE effects total health. This puts the patient at the center with a focus on prevention, fostering the development of healthy behaviors and skills for effective self-control and care that can be used for a lifetime to attain optimum health. This focus is on developing health and maintaining a preventive focus rather that reacting to disease. The result can be a more predictable outcome.

Our integrative, functional approach is to look beyond the teeth and identify how your oral health can impact your total health and systemic health impact on oral health. Did you know the bacteria associated with gum disease can drastically increase your risk of heart attack, stroke, diabetes, and many other serious systemic diseases?

A Healthy Mouth For A Healthy Body in McHenry, IL

Oral infections, even when relatively mild, can affect the health of the whole body. Bacteria from the mouth can enter the bloodstream and create an immune response elsewhere in the body, elevating the risk of many serious conditions like heart disease, stroke, diabetes, pneumonia, and pregnancy complications.

Evidence continues to mount that connects what happens in your mouth with what happens in your body. The mouth is the window to the body and what we see in your mouth gives significant clues about what is going on in your body.
One of the most influential methods that we have at our disposal for treating gum disease is bacterial Oral DNA testing to identify the specific bacteria that are known to be more aggressive in causing gum disease, tooth decay and contribute to systemic diseases such as heart disease.

This simple test, when combined with a risk analysis of your teeth, gums, bones, muscles and jaw joints, will provide a complete picture of the health of your mouth. As a result of this inclusive approach, we are able to identify risk factors and make positive changes to help you live a longer, healthier life.

We are an OraVital® Certified Dental Office in McHenry, IL

The testing we use is the OraVital® test. Our dental office has been certified to dispense the OraVital® System, a powerful diagnostic and treatment protocol for oral infections including gingivitis (sensitive or bleeding gums), periodontitis (gum disease,) and halitosis (chronic bad breath.)

The Oravital® System is a scientifically proven, safe, easy, non-invasive, and highly effective protocol in treating oral infections. The Oravital® System fights and controls harmful bacteria, restoring your mouth to a healthy state. The OraVital® System is the most comprehensive solution for the detection & treatment of the oral pathogens.

The OraVital® System is a five-step protocol based on identifying the cause of oral infection through microbial analysis and tests for bleeding gums before scaling. The five steps are: (1) Screening, (2) Treatment, (3) Evaluation, (4) Maintenance, (5) Reevaluation. The test is easy to perform by swabbing various areas of your mouth. These samples are sent out for analysis of the bacteria present. When the report comes back to us, we sit down with you and review the results.

Many times, there are indications for some specific antibiotic rinses and creams, antimicrobial rinses with some specific techniques we will help you master. After a period of usually four to six weeks we have the patient return to measure the progress and discuss next steps. We have seen some amazing results with cases that were slow to improve using conventional methods alone. This is an important tool because it helps reduce systemic risks from bacteria as well.

Research has taught us that inflammation is a key component in many chronic diseases such as arthritis, heart disease, strokes and diabetes. We can help provide strategies to help reduce systemic inflammation in your body through key oral hygiene techniques, diet, bacterial and Oral DNA testing and analysis when indicated.

With wishes for good health,
Dr. James Hasken

About James A. Hasken, DDS

Since 1987, Dr. James Hasken has been providing HEALTH-FOCUSED DENTISTRY in McHenry. Being Health-Focused means that we provide you with the information and coaching to help you toward your oral health goals. Our approach is INTEGRATIVE DENTAL MEDICINE which is about identifying how the BODY, BREATHING, BACTERIA, and BITE effects total health. This puts you, the patient, at the center with a focus on prevention, fostering the development of healthy behaviors, and skills for effective self-control and care that can be used for a lifetime to attain optimum health. The mouth is a reflection of total body health. We would love the opportunity to help you attain the level of total body health you desire. We serve many patients from McHenry, Crystal Lake, Woodstock, Spring Grove, Richmond, Genoa City, Twin Lakes, Wonder Lake, Island Lake, Johnsburg, Ringwood, Volo, Fox Lake, Lakemoor, Holiday Hills, Round Lake, Round Lake Park, Round Lake Beach, Geneva Lake, and surrounding areas. We invite you to contact us today at 815-385-0777!