Are dental materials causing health problems? Learn more about Clifford biocompatibility testing
Your teeth, gums, and other oral structures are intricately connected to the rest of your body, and the use of certain materials in your dental care could be costing you your overall wellness and vitality. No two patients have the same biochemistry, so it has a given that no dental material is universally suited for every patient. That is why we are proud to offer the Clifford Materials Reactivity Test at Go Natural Dentistry in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, which assesses the biocompatibility of various dental materials to determine which ones work optimally with your body.
What is the Clifford test?
The Clifford test uses a small sample of your blood to evaluate over 17,000 dental materials commonly used in dental practices. The blood sample is sent to the Clifford laboratory, which evaluates it for antibodies formed against a number of different chemical groups and compounds. Based on this information, the Clifford test identifies specific materials to which you might have an adverse reaction and the byproducts released by them. Examples of some of the materials included in the test are:
- Non-metal crown materials
- Whitening agents
The results from the Clifford test can be particularly helpful when you are considering any reconstructive or cosmetic procedures and want peace of mind knowing that you are committing to the use of products that are less likely to cause adverse effects in your body.
Empowering patients to make informed decisions
Knowing which dental materials your body has a negative reaction to can help you and your dentist make informed decisions about the right dental treatments for your unique needs. With thousands of dental products available today, being aware of how each of them reacts in your body can help, you maintain optimal health, avoid potential adverse reactions, and protect the longevity of dental restorations.
To learn more about the Clifford testing process and how it can benefit you, call Go Natural Dentistry in Fort Lauderdale, FL today at (855) 381-6001!