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Screening tests

Our understanding of the link between oral and systemic health is being strengthened each day by new research. Dentists today can do far more than provide beautiful smiles; they can also help their patients live longer and healthier lives.

At Future of Dentistry we are committed to continued growth and learning. We employ cutting-edge technology that makes diagnosis and treatment easier for our patients.

Salivary testing

Salivary testing is as simple as rinsing your mouth but gives our team important information about the types and concentration of bacteria in your mouth. Specific bacteria in the mouth are known to cause periodontal disease. With this information, we can provide our patients with personalized treatments based on their own specific bacteria. This allows us to plan treatment with predictable outcomes.

Salivary diagnostics can be used to test for certain HPV-related oral cancers, periodontal disease and more.

Blood testing

At Future of Dentistry in Wakefield, MA, we can use a few blood droplets from a simple finger-prick to screen for possible underlying and perhaps undetected systemic conditions.

All tests are FDA-approved and may include:

  • A full-panel cholesterol
  • Diabetes risk assessment (instant glucose, HbA1C)
  • High-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP)

Periodontal or gum disease may be associated with an increased risk of:

  • Heart attacks
  • Diabetes
  • Pre-term birth
  • Pancreatic cancer
  • Stroke
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Lung disease
  • Colon cancer
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Systemic inflammation
  • Osteoporosis
  • Prostate cancer


Give us a call at 781-285-3525 and experience the difference!