You don't have to pay $400 for a full kit. You can just order one mouth kit under $100. I got a good coupon code deal at the time so search for those..there tends to be specials on some holidays. My mouth bacteria results showed that it was 80% different from most samples. It doesn't look like I have periodontal disease since I take good care of my mouth, but I did have a couple of gum pockets, which scaling was recommended for. Since then, the gum pockets filled in. Many people on this forum may be younger, but as years go by periodontal disease hits. I only researched one of the unique/rare bacteria that showed up in my results so far, but 80% different bacteria from most people is really something. I haven't done anything to treat it, yet. I'm going to see a dentist listed in my area on toxicteeth.org. One of them actually analyzes bacteria. I don't know if he would prescribe antibiotics, but I want to eliminate it to prevent gum disease. There's a mouth bacteria vaccine in the works to fight bad bacteria like this, but I don't know when it will become available to the public. That would be a good solution to the problem. Again, I don't know if this bacteria is connected to EC. However, I have written past posts about biofilm that causes white slime and this type of bacteria creates biofilm.