At Dental Health Group, we focus on preventing and treating cavities and gum disease before they put your health at risk. At every visit, we use a state-of-the-art device called UFIT to measure and monitor your vital signs – quickly, precisely, and painlessly.
We also provide free screenings for high blood pressure (hypertension), and oral cancer. Early detection saves lives and we are proud to offer these beneficial services to all our patients as part of our on-going commitment to excellence in dental care.
UFIT is a revolutionary new vital signs monitoring device ideally suited to the modern dental office. Using innovative technology UFIT accurately measures blood pressure and pulse rate in a matter of seconds. UFIT is an effective and non-invasive system that makes it easy to screen for health risks associated with chronic diseases, such as high blood pressure, stroke and diabetes.
Why measure vital signs?
9 out of 10 Canadians will develop high blood pressure during their lifetime and many of them won’t even know they have this serious medical condition. High blood pressure is often called “the silent killer” because it has no warning signs or symptoms. The only way to know if you have high blood pressure is to measure your blood pressure.
Most people see their dentist more often than their family doctor, which puts our dental team in an ideal position to screen for high blood pressure and other risk factors that may affect your health. Monitoring your vital signs regularly helps us manage your dental care appropriately. It also provides valuable information that you can take to your physician to help diagnose and treat high blood pressure before it can cause serious health problems for you.
Vital signs monitoring with UFIT is just one more way that Dental Health Group puts your health first.