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What is an oral systemic health problem?

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.

What are Total Health Screens?

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.

Total Health Screens

"You are not healthy without good oral health…"

C. Everett Koop, MD

Did you know that your oral health is connected to your general health?

The mouth is the gateway to the body and your dentist and dental team are some of your biggest health advocates.

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.

Find your nearest Total Health Screens Clinic:

Practice Name Address Logo Portal Link
10 Dental 10 Scarisbrick New Rd,
Southport PR8 6PY
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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
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Cherry Bank Dental Spa 168 Glasgow Road
PERTH Perth and Kinross PH2 0LY
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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
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Diana Dental 14 Diana Rd, Birches Head,
Stoke-on-Trent ST1 6RS
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Foregate Dental Foregate Street Dental Clinic
144 Foregate Street
Chester CH1 1HB
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Oral Health Spa Pembroke House
3A Altrincham Rd, Wilmslow SK9 5ND
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Pure Dental Health Perenn House, City Road, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 2JL Visit Now
Pure Periodontics 26 Widegate Street,
City of London E1 7HP
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Rosearce Cottage Dental 111 Ashford Road, Maidstone, Kent ME14 4BT Visit Now
SmileHub Spitalfields Clinic 8a Brushfield Street
E1 6AN
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SnapeHill Dental Studio & Implant Centre 95 Snape Hill Lane, Dronfield, S18 2GN Visit Now
South Lane Dental 3 South Lane, Clanfield,
Waterlooville PO8 0RB
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Southcot Dental 792 London Road, Larkfield,
Aylesford, Kent,ME20 6HJ
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Tavern Street Dental 5 Tavern Street Stowmarket
Suffolk IP14 1PJ
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What is a Total Health Screen?

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.

Why is it important to know your numbers?

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.

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Patient Testimonials

"It's easy to do and you feel like you're really helping."

"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."

Emma Birch
Emma Birch

Dental Therapist

Park Dental Practice,
A Total Health Screens
Dental PartnerTM

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