As a Green Dentistry patient, you know we care about your health and wellbeing far beyond just your oral health. You may have also heard Dr. Patel explain that the mouth is the gateway to your body. And this is so true. Your mouth can tell you so much about your health, not just at the present moment, but also what you should look out for in the future. The key is Oral Microbiome Testing.

What is Oral Microbiome Testing?

Oral Microbiome Testing is a simple way to check for certain risk factors that contribute to oral diseases like gum disease and tooth decay, plus identify whether you are at increased risk for other important health issues like heart disease, stroke, diabetes, pregnancy complications, oral cancer, and inflammation.

At Green Dentistry in San Francisco, we now offer Oral Microbiome Testing through OralDNA® Labs, a company that specializes in salivary testing for oral and dental health.

It’s easy, and we can do it at your next hygiene exam. A 30-second swish and gargle is all it takes to collect a sample.



Oral Microbiome testing identifies and analyzes the harmful bacteria in your mouth. This information helps Dr. Patel detect problems early, refine treatment to your specific needs, and follow up at the perfect intervals to keep your mouth as healthy as possible. Detecting how much and what kind of bacteria live in your mouth helps Dr. Patel determine your risk for gum disease. Gum disease is tricky — you may have it and be completely unaware because early warning signs can be difficult to detect. A simple saliva test makes it easier to diagnose gum disease at the early stages and allows Dr. Patel to treat it before harmful oral bacteria have the chance to cause major damage. Oral Microbiome Testing doesn’t only identify the bacteria that cause gum disease. It also detects the oral bacteria that increase your risk of tooth decay, diabetes, heart disease, pregnancy complications, rheumatoid arthritis, and stroke.


Oral Microbiome Testing looks beyond what is happening in your mouth to show you what is happening in the rest of your body and gives you essential information about your overall health and your risk of developing inflammation. Inflammation in your body is linked to increased risk of gum disease, heart disease and diabetes. Your body’s response to inflammation can be a determining factor in whether you are at risk for many health issues. Oral Microbiome testing uses your saliva to detect the genetic markers associated with inflammation and helps you better understand your overall risk level. It also helps Dr. Patel and your other healthcare providers customize treatment to your specific needs, even before you show any physical signs of disease.

Oral Microbiome testing helps Dr. Patel detect, diagnose and treat threats to your health and wellbeing when it counts the most.

The more Dr. Patel can refine and target your treatment plan, the more successful she will be at keeping your teeth, mouth, and body healthy long term. A simple saliva test can unlock so much information about your health, helping you today, tomorrow, and for many years in the future.

Your Comfort Matters to Us

Our Union Square dentist in San Francisco ensures our office is a place where you can relax and put your health and wellness first, allowing yourself recovery and restoration. We provide a number of spa-like services to our patients in order to relieve discomfort and improve relaxation, such as:

  • Aromatherapy
  • Neck wraps and heated blankets
  • Healing with essential oils and crystals
  • Noise-cancelling headphones

The Green Dentistry Difference

At Green Dentistry, we strive to build life-long relationships with our patients to help them feel secure about their smiles today and for many years to come. We want our patients to feel confident in the work we do together to give them not only beautiful smiles but also functionality and oral health to last a lifetime. We are also proud to give back — to people who are in need and to the environment that surrounds us. We are excited to make you the newest member of our holistic dental care family.

Your health is your most valuable asset.

Safeguard your health and wellbeing with Oral Microbiome Testing at Green Dentistry in San Francisco. For more information, contact our office to learn about how Oral Microbiome testing can benefit you and your health.

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Dr. Nammy Patel and her team at Green Dentistry in Downtown San Francisco, California, provide quality dentistry with a holistic approach. They offer their patients exceptional care and service in cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign treatment, laser dentistry, sleep apnea treatment, general holistic dentistry and so much more. They even offer sedation dentistry to their patients. They serve patients throughout the Bay Area. SF Green Dentist is in walking distance from Downtown, the Financial District and zip codes 94108, 94109, 94103, 94104 and 94133.