In our practice we use a system that allows us to test for very specific bacteria that will cause cavities.
We test our patients for streptococcus mutans bacterial species, this bacteia plays a leading role in the initiation of dental caries. When used with other clinical information, salivary level of this bacterium is useful for caries risk assessment in patients.
Saliva-Check Mutans uses a very specific process. Therefore, the traditional culture test is no longer necessary and accurate results are available in just 15 minutes. Accuracy is possible as the test strip contains 2 monoclonal antibodies that selectively detect only the S.mutans species, meaning no other bacteria contaminates the results.
• Chair-side detection kit, no special equipment required, just a timer
• Results in 15 minutes only
• Promote education & taking preventative measures