Posted on 20 March 2016
More research shows a clear relation between oral health and systemic diseases such as diabetes, arthritis, cariovascular disease and lung diseases.

The starting point for renewed strategy
Also, premature births and miscarriages are more common in women with gum problems as periodontitis. Only awareness and preventive dental care is no longer sufficient to maintain the patient's dental health. Anno 2016 it is increasingly important to the health of the patient, as far as possible to assess in its entirety. This is an important starting point for the dentist to use this renewed strategy. See here a short impression of the launch of 'Het Roer om' in the dentalpractice Garderen.

Optimal oral care
Dentalpractice Garderen will focus more on early detection and prevention. They launch with the renewed strategy a new trend to detect gum disease at a very early stage. In this new strategy the point-of-care aMMP-8 salivatest is implemented! The testresult is visible within 5 minutes, a positive or negative result, based on the detection of the aMMP-8 enzyme. This enzyme is produced by the body in which tissue is broken down. Sometimes there is no clinical problem visible. With the salivatest, it is possible to detect gum disease at an earlier stage, therefore we can act earlier. This will benefit the recovery and overall health. Patients with diabetes, heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis may benefit from an optimal oral health. Thus, the severity of the mentioned diseases can be influenced positive.

Patients with diabetes, heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis may benefit from an optimal oral health

Professional dental cleaning
Dentalpractice Garderen believes it is important that patients can keep there teeth and mouth clean and that the periodically oral examination is carried out in a clean mouth. Therefore all patients will get an preventive professional cleaning at there periodic oral examination by a prevention assistant or dental hygienis and also the aMMP-8 saliva test is embedded to detect early gum disease. The duration of this treatment depends on the amount of tartar and plaque, this is assessed by the dentist.

Closer cooperation will lead to improved care
The correlating relationship between general health and periodontal disease indicates that an interdisciplinary approach between GPs and dentists is desirable. Another point of the new strategy of dentalpractice Garderen is a closer collaboration between GPs and dentists. Research shows that the treatment of periodontal disease can affect the symptoms of other systemic diseases positively.

We are convinced that the quality of care is improved through improved diagnoses, treatments and follow-up treatments beacause of a closer collaboration.

About W.P. van der Schoor

Peter van der Schoor is a dentist implantologist and lecturer in the field of oral implantology. Peter gives since 1986 courses and lectures in the Netherlands and abroad. He is also frequently consulted as a troubleshooter for various implantsystems.
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