Ageing means cellular degradation and loss of collagen – the building blocks of our body. In dentistry, ageing is seeing through tooth color changes and gums recession. Gum inflammation (redness, swelling, bleeding) and presence of tartar accelerate ageing.
Have you ever heard of Matrix Metalloproteinase-8 (MMP-8)?!
MMP-8 is a genetically encoded proteinase, stored inactively in Neutrophils – the immune system’s first line of defense. When activated and released, MMP-8 destroys the collagen and the extracellular matrix. It is more like the immune system’s “bazooka” causing also damage not only to the invading pathogens but also to the surrounding normal tissues. In the mouth, besides killing bacteria it leads to tooth and dental implant loss. Due to its proteolytic ability, it is also implicated in atherosclerotic plaque destabilization and coronary arteries rupture. In plain English – can cause a heart attack.
As an integral part of the Individual Pro-Active Prophylaxis, we monitor and quantify the MMP8 and IL-6 (Interleukin 6-infection “marker”) through regular saliva tests. Together with other state-of-the-art technologies such as non-touch periodontal biofilm control and probiotic rebalancing, this modern protocol lays at the foundation of Oral Health prevention and Anti-Ageing program. Here are just a few of the most important benefits:
- We are able to slow down ageing of smile and body – prevent digestive tract inflammation, gum recession, tooth loss and bone resorption
- Precisely evaluate the efficiency of our periodontal treatments
- We work together with family doctors, gynecologists, and Kinderwunsch centers, providing them with valuable diagnostic information.
Dr.-medic stom., D.D.S. (USA)