Forward Science Technologies launches chair side test for oral pH, phID
Forward Science Technologies launches chair side test for oral pH, phID™ HOUSTON, TX June 15— Since its inception in 2012, Forward Science Technologies (FST) has continued to provide products and services to enhance oral healthcare. FST’s initial launch was centered
Forward Science Technologies launches chair side test for oral pH, phID™
HOUSTON, TX June 15— Since its inception in 2012, Forward Science Technologies (FST) has continued to provide products and services to enhance oral healthcare. FST’s initial launch was centered on their flagship product OralID, an oral cancer screening device that utilizes the latest in fluorescence technology. Following up after OralID, FST then launched a series of diagnostic tests to aid in determining the presence of oral diseases: CytID – oral swab cytology test, hpvID – oral HPV swab HPV test, PathID – oral biopsy kit. FST’s latest enhancement in diagnostics is their chair side oral pH test, phID.
With your mouth being the gateway to your body, there is a current emphasis in oral health and oral pH is a major focus that. Being able to monitor pH is a goal of healthcare providers, and with the launch of phID clinicians can now do so. Continuing to enhance oral healthcare with additional diagnostic tests, FST’s phID test is the first standalone oral pH test on the market.
phID is a simple, chair side test that allows clinicians to quantify the oral pH of their patients. With this data, clinicians can now quantify the risks associated with each patient. This pH test could change the way clinicians diagnose and treat patients.
If a person’s mouth is acidic, that person is prone to tooth decay, has increased levels of bacteria in their mouth, making them prone to gum disease (gingivitis) and loss of teeth. Thus, it is important for a person to have their pH checked when they see their dentist.
“What does pH have to do with health? Everything! The missing component to chair side pH testing is finally here. By knowing the pH of our patients saliva we can determine their buffering capacity as it relates to remineralization, increased risk for caries infections and optimize treatment recommendations. I am excited to add phID to my risk assessment protocol to also educate the patients on the ill-effects of some of the OTC products with an acidic pH and its’ potential to demineralize enamel and cause more damage than good. phID is a game changer in patient health and wellness!” explains OralID representative and oral health advocate, Debbie Z. Sabatini, RDH.
With the addition of phID, Forward Science Technologies has once again added to their diagnostic services to promote oral health. From discovery with OralID, intermediary testing with CytID, HPV testing with hpvID, gold standard diagnosis with PathID, and chair side oral pH testing with phID, FST has
every option needed for clinicians to diagnose oral abnormalities at their earliest stages, resulting in more lives saved!
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