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Invivo Oral Microbiome Testing


Welcome to the intricate ecosystem thriving within your mouth – the oral microbiome. While often overshadowed by discussions of gut health, the oral microbiome plays a pivotal role in maintaining overall health and well-being. Lets explore the importance of the oral microbiome, the consequences of imbalance, and who could benefit from testing.

Your mouth is home to a bustling community of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other microorganisms collectively known as the oral microbiome. This dynamic ecosystem isn't just about maintaining fresh breath; it's a critical player in oral health, digestion, immune function, and even systemic health.

One of the primary functions of the oral microbiome is maintaining oral health. Certain bacteria help protect against harmful pathogens, prevent cavities, and maintain the integrity of the gums and oral tissues. Moreover, the oral microbiome influences saliva production and composition, aiding in digestion and remineralization of tooth enamel.

Furthermore, the oral microbiome is intricately linked to systemic health. Research has shown associations between oral health and conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, respiratory infections, and even Alzheimer's disease. Imbalances in the oral microbiome can contribute to inflammation, infection, and systemic health issues.

When the delicate balance of the oral microbiome is disrupted, it can have detrimental effects on oral and overall health. Factors such as poor oral hygiene, dietary habits, tobacco use, medications, and systemic diseases can alter the composition and diversity of oral microbes, leading to dysbiosis – an imbalance in the oral microbiome.

Dysbiosis in the oral microbiome can manifest as oral health issues like cavities, gum disease (gingivitis and periodontitis), bad breath (halitosis), and oral thrush (oral candidiasis). Moreover, imbalances in the oral microbiome have been linked to systemic conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and respiratory infections.

Explore your microbial oral health with the Oral EcologiX™ test – a revolutionary tool that delves into your oral microbiome, a pivotal player in the intricate gut-brain connection and your overall well-being.

Using quantitative real-time PCR (qPCR) to measure 14 carefully selected microbial markers, the Oral EcologiX™ provides you with precise insights into the composition of your oral microbiota, allowing you to better understand this intricate ecosystem.

Your oral microbiota forms a complex biofilm, showing remarkable stability even in the face of environmental changes. However, certain disruptions, such as infection, injury, dietary shifts, or external factors, can potentially alter this balance. These changes might favour the presence of specific microorganisms.

The transformation of this biofilm community can lead to various consequences. These outcomes may not just be limited to your oral health but might also have an impact on other aspects of your body’s equilibrium.

By recognizing and addressing these shifts, you can work towards restoring balance within your oral microbiome and, in turn, contribute to your overall well-being.

Biomarkers tested:

  • Campylobacter rectus

  • Fusobacterium nucleatum

  • Lactobacillus spp.

  • Parvimonas micra

  • Peptostreptococcus anaerobius

  • Prevotella intermedia

  • Streptococcus mutans

  • Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans

  • Porphyromonas gingivalis

  • Tannerella forsythia

  • Treponema denticola

  • Candida albicans

  • Enterococcus faecalis

  • Capnocytophaga gingivalis

Learn more at Oral Microbiome Test | Invivo Healthcare

Price - £149

Sample type: Saliva

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