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Detect Disease in Early Stages with a Saliva Test
Wouldn't it be cool if your dentist could detect oral and systemic diseases with a sample of your saliva?
Emerging research has shown that saliva contains RNA biomarkers which identify diseases such as diabetes type 2 and certain cancers. Using a saliva test at each dental exam would help catch deadly disease in its early stages, allowing for treatment before the disease or cancer progresses.
It's not here yet, but hopefully in the future this will become a regular part of a dental exam.