Genetic Testing For Oral Health

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Why Genetic Testing?

Yes. Genetic testing can also reveal a predisposition to oral health issues, allowing for better preventative measures to be taken. We use genetic testing to identify the potential root cause of a tooth decay issue and then recommend an appropriate treatment plan – using materials and techniques which have been proven to work with that genetics type.

How does genetics factor into this? Your mouth naturally has bacteria. But it can have a bad kind of bacteria that causes inflammation because of the foods you eat or it can have a kind of bacteria that produces cavities.

Genetic testing is done to investigate if genetic mutations are the cause of oral health issues. When genetic mutations are found, they can be reported in a variety of ways and treatments can be arranged accordingly. At Hermiston Dental Group we offer this service to use the results to prevent potential disease.

What Are The Benefits?

Testing for a genetic mutation can determine if you have an increased risk of developing a few major diseases such as periodontal disease and dental caries. Once these mutations are found we can take steps to prevent them from developing by checking your family history and putting together a plan accordingly. Genetic testing reduces the chances of someone getting these diseases because they will be able to follow a treatment plan that prevents them from manifesting. The earlier somebody finds out about these diseases the better so they can get to controlling it immediately rather than after it has already formed. We encourage everybody who is interested in finding out about their oral health to do genetic testing.

Oral health is important, but it can be hard to keep up with the latest research on what foods are good for your teeth.

Dr. Nicacio will make you feel at home and can help you find out if you have a genetic predisposition to tooth decay or gum disease so that we can work together to prevent future problems from happening! Request an appointment online or call Hermiston Dental Group today for more information about this revolutionary service.

New Patient?

We love welcoming new patients & reaching as much of our community as possible. We can’t wait to provide you with our effective services and start caring for your dental health. Have any questions? Please give us a call or fill out the form below to request an appointment


550 SW 11th St, Hermiston, OR 97838


Hours of Operation:

Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Lunch at HDG is from 1:00pm – 2:00pm

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Patient Testimonials

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Pamela Moyer Martin
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Doctor takes good care of my family. When grandson knocked tooth out, got us in immediately and then set up emergency dental -medical in TRI-Cities for him in hopes of saving the tooth. Quick, caring action in emergency situation. Above and beyond help. Really feel like he cares about our dental needs. We get the best.
Jassiel Carmona
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I’ve always had great experiences with Hermiston dental group. Big shoutout to Becky for always being awesome when she helps me out!! She is friendly & awesome! Nicacio is awesome as well.
Leslie Ayhens
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I generally do not like visiting the dentist, but my visit to Hermiston Dental Clinic was the best I’ve ever experienced!!. They went over and above to make sure I was comfortable and without pain. I’m definitely a lifer at Hermiston Dental !!
Kelly Barajas
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Great place with such an amazing DR & friendly staff! 😊 Every time I go for a visit, I know I’ll be walking right out with a wonderful smile thanks to them! (Literally) 😁​

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