Systemic means affecting the entire body, rather than a single organ or body part. For example, systemic disorders such as high blood pressure or systemic diseases such as the flu affect the entire body. An infection that is in the bloodstream is called a systemic infection. The oral-systemic connection is the link between the health of your mouth and your overall health. Studies show that oral germs, such as those that cause gum disease, frequently enter the bloodstream and quickly spread throughout the body.
Our preventative health screens help understand any possible diabetes and cardiovascular risks that can include pH saliva and vitamin D levels. When dental patients and your dental team know these health numbers it offers the understanding of any health conditions that have a direct relationship to your oral health.
Click the images below to see the relationship of common general health conditions and oral health.
C. Everett Koop, MD
Oral health coupled with systemic health are well understood to be foundations for improved health outcomes and quality of life for patients. The connection between oral health and general health, also known as The Oral-Systemic Connection, is the link between the health of your mouth and your overall health.
Periodontal disease or gum disease has been associated with a number of health conditions, including heart disease and diabetes. Visiting your dentist now can include a Total Health approach offering key health screens that give you a clearer picture of your health.
|Practice Name||Address||Logo||Portal Link|
|10 Dental||10 Scarisbrick New Rd,
Southport PR8 6PY
|Affinity Dental Care & Implant Centre||22 Cheltenham Road, Gloucester, GL2 0LS||Visit Now|
|Boldmere Dental Practice||251 Jockey Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B73 5XE||Visit Now|
|Bow Lane Dental Group||2A Bow Ln,
London EC4M 9EE
|Cherry Bank Dental Spa||168 Glasgow Road
PERTH Perth and Kinross PH2 0LY
|Church Street Dental Practice||10 Church Street, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 1SW||Visit Now|
|Claire Louise||The Yorkshire Dental Suite, Leeds, LS8 3HA||Visit Now|
|Craigentinny Dental Care||57 Duddingston Cres,
Edinburgh EH15 3AY
|Diana Dental||14 Diana Rd, Birches Head,
Stoke-on-Trent ST1 6RS
|Foregate Dental||Foregate Street Dental Clinic
144 Foregate Street
Chester CH1 1HB
|Oral Health Spa||Pembroke House
3A Altrincham Rd, Wilmslow SK9 5ND
|Pure Dental Health||Perenn House, City Road, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 2JL||Visit Now|
|SmileHub Spitalfields Clinic||8a Brushfield Street
|SnapeHill Dental Studio & Implant Centre||95 Snape Hill Lane, Dronfield, S18 2GN||Visit Now|
|South Lane Dental||3 South Lane, Clanfield,
Waterlooville PO8 0RB
|Southcot Dental||792 London Road, Larkfield,
Aylesford, Kent,ME20 6HJ
|Tavern Street Dental||5 Tavern Street Stowmarket
Suffolk IP14 1PJ
It's the process of offering patients the chance to know their key health numbers which includes: Lipid Cholesterol, Glucose or Hba1c, Blood Pressure, BMI and Height to Waist Ratio. Other screens can include Vitamin D and pH Saliva tests. Screens only take seconds to perform and minutes for patients to have their results.
If you have three numbers outside the reference range, you are classified as having Metabolic Syndrome. People with metabolic syndrome are at triple the risk for heart disease, a heart attack, or a stroke and quadruple the risk of developing diabetes.
If you have Metabolic Syndrome we recommend you visit your doctor.
"Patients really love it. I absolutely love it too! They're happy and it's easy to do and you feel like you are really helping people.
We've had people say this is easier than trying to organise health screens with their GP. Having them provided here at the practice has been really helpful for people."
Park Dental Practice,
A Total Health Screens
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