There is a significant number of people who are overtly allergic, or otherwise immunologically reactive, to chemicals in their environment. This phenomenon ranges from true allergies to something akin to non-allergic food sensitivities. These people tend to know who they are, and they are immensely grateful when their dentist acknowledges the problem when prescribing dental materials. We can fix teeth and at the same time help our patients avoid toxicity, immune reactivity, and just as important, provide them with peace of mind.
When we encounter such instances, Natural and Cosmetic Dentistry use the Clifford Test as another tool to treat patients comprehensively by we working closely with Clifford Consulting Research to help us determine what materials are safe to use when.
The Clifford test is a blood based screening test evaluating a patient’s systemic sensitivity to 94 chemical groups. The dental screening panel correlates these systemic sensitivities to formularies of more than 17,204 products listed by trade name and manufacturer and divided into 36 categories. Such as composites, crown materials (Non-Metallic) and mouth guards to name a few.