Video: Spit Can Save Your Life

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Spit Can Save Your Life

Did you know that spit can save your life? We pretty much take it for granted, but saliva can tell us a lot about what’s going on in your entire body.

Salivary diagnostics can help detect the germs that cause cavities, the gene that predicts gum disease and infections such as HIV and hepatitis. And soon, it can detect the biomarker signature for oral cancer in its early stage. Researchers are continuing to make advancements every day in the field of salivary diagnostics and someday soon, the analysis of one drop of your spit could predict the likelihood of contracting cancer, heart disease and type II diabetes.

This video was developed by Delta Dental of Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, and Tennessee.