peri is on a mission
Peri is on a mission to transform the way people take care of their mouths. To help prevent diseases that are linked to different types of microbes by inspiring an active approach to dental health.
Peri is a call to action. A call to be proactive about treating your oral and overall health from the convenience of home.
Simply put, dental health is overall health.
Mouth bacteria has been linked to:
Pregnancy and fertility issues
Inflammatory bowel disease
What is the oral microbiome?
The oral microbiome is a unique community of bacteria, fungi, viruses, and other organisms that live in the mouth. These microbes live on your teeth, tongue, palate, cheeks, gums, throat, and are definitely in your saliva.
Fact: Not all bacteria are bad.
Bacteria are essential to different functions within the mouth:
- Helps with food breakdown for digestion
- Aids with remineralization of tooth surfaces
- Carries oxygen to gums and soft tissues
- Eliminates waste products and free radicals from your mouth
- Fights infections and harmful organisms
- Helps maintain balance within the oral cavity
It’s all about balance.
When the oral microbiome gets out of balance, issues can occur in your mouth and throughout your body. You might be dealing with an imbalanced oral microbiome if you have:
- mouth ulcers
- bleeding gums
- oral thrush
- bad breath
- gum disease
- sensitive teeth
An imbalanced microbiome happens when microbe levels (which are usually kept in check) become overabundant and push out some of the beneficial microbes.
A microbiome deep dive.
We have identified 7 microorganisms that have the biggest impact on your oral health:
1 cavity-causing pathogen
- Streptococcus mutans
4 gum disease-causing pathogens
- Porphyromonas gingivalis
- Treponema denticola
- Tannerella forsythia
- Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans
2 commensal microbes linked to a healthy oral microbiome
- Streptococcus salivarius
- Streptococcus parasanguinis
Our test provides insights into:
- The number of microbes in your mouth
- Personal microbiome recommendations
- Risk level for developing systemic health diseases