DNA Testing to Prevent Gum Disease

03 February 2012


The breakthrough research, to be conducted by the University of Michigan’s School of Dentistry, will conduct a new study that will attempt to use DNA to detect and predict the risk of gum disease. The research will take place over one year and will collect genetic information from around 4,000 people.

There are now tests that can detect common disorders such as diabetes and heart disease, a DNA test to determine genetic risk for gum disease could prove very important for preventive care in fighting serious oral health complications.

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