BY Total Health Screens – 2 years ago
Our goal is to screen 1,000,000 people by 2025 through dentistry and bridge the gap between oral and general healthcare.
Knowing your own personal health numbers will allow you to live a longer healthier life.
Oral health is connected to one’s general health and dentists see 52% of the UK’s population. More dental practices are offering their patients the chance to know their health numbers.
Our screening programme offers patients a full Lipid Cholesterol, Glucose, BMI, Blood Pressure, Waist to Height Ratio and even the option to offer Hba1c results.
These screens are a baseline for one’s health. They act as a dashboard for your health status.
Knowing your numbers is just like driving your car and knowing if you are going too fast you will get a speeding ticket. The speedometer lets you know how fast you are going.
Knowing your baseline screens gives you the dashboard to know you may be at risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, stroke and the onset of other health complications.
Connecting oral & General Health.
Please share these videos with your teams and your patients.
Taking the opportunity to educate patients on oral systemic health will continue to reinforce how important seeing a dental professional is.
Oral Health & Diabetes
With increased blood glucose levels, people living with diabetes may have more glucose in their saliva and very dry mouths.
These conditions allow dental plaque to build up on teeth, which leads to tooth decay and cavities. People with poorly controlled diabetes are at greater risk for dental problems. They’re more likely to have infections of their gums and the bones that hold their teeth in place, because diabetes can reduce the blood supply to the gums.
Oral Health & Cardiovascular Disease
Learn more about how cardiovascular diseases are interlinked with gum diseases, and how sometimes what is good for your heart is good for your gums – and vice versa. This animation is part of the initiative Perio & Cardio, jointly developed by the EFP and the World Heart Federation, and based on the outcomes of the Perio-Cardio Workshop held in Madrid in 2019.
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See the how screenings are changing dentistry and see how you can have your own practice branded patient portal.