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06/14/2017

National Diabetes Week

This week is Diabetes awareness week with special attention to Type 2 Diabetes which can be effected by lifestyle choices such as Diet, smoking and weight control.

Loads of information on how to help yourself can be found on www.diabetes.or.uk.


Gum Disease
Gum disease is one of the lesser-known complications that can affect people with diabetes.

It is estimated that one in three people with diabetes suffer from gum disease, known as periodontitis, at some point in their life.

What is gum disease?

Gum disease is a very common infection that develops when dental plaque builds in the mouth and sits of the surface of the tooth.

Dental plaque is a sticky white coating formed by food, bacteria and saliva, which builds up throughout the day. The aim of brushing your teeth is to remove plaque, but if plaque is not removed this can create toxins which irritate the gums.

Regular brushing is essential to prevent plaque build-up, otherwise a gum inflammation called gingivitis may develop, eventually leading to gum disease.

If you have bleeding when brushing your teeth, bad breath, red swollen gums, painful gums, receding gums or loose teeth, this could be indicative of gum disease.

Untreated gum disease can lead to difficulty eating, loose teeth and ultimately tooth loss.

What does gum disease have to do with diabetes?

Poorly managed blood sugar levels can lead to or accelerate the development of periodontal diseases in both children and adults by causing elevated levels of glucose in the saliva. This then creates a breeding ground for bacteria, increasing the risk of gum disease and dental decay.

Periodontitis can also work the other way: severe gum disease can negatively affect your long-term blood sugar control and raise your chances of suffering from other common long-term complications of diabetes.

The European Foundation of Periodontology recommends that following a diagnosis of diabetes you should inform your dentist and undergo a comprehensive dental check up.

People with diabetes should have regular dental check-ups, including a review of your gum health. If your dentist or hygienist detects gum disease, they can help you with your initial management. The diet control that is essential to reverse Type 2 diabetes also has a very positive effect on the health of our mouth.

Our Hygiene department and oral health promoters are alway keen to help you with any advice or motivation.

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D. Mclaughlin
I've been a patient for a few year's now and I have to say I've never felt so comfortable going to the dentist. The staff are very friendly and professional and go way beyond the call of duty.
Toby Bush
Everyone is always so kind, gentle and helpful. I have always felt that I’m in safe hands.
David Dale
I love the dentist.
H. Payne
I like the up-to-date technology.
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Excellent dentist, lovely warm and welcoming staff. I love my Dentist Stuart, always chatty and makes you feel relaxed.
Shane
Wonderful as always! Thank you so much, no pain!!
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Always very welcoming, friendly and reassuring.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
I'm always put at ease by the compassionate, professional staff.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Very friendly staff, I wouldn’t change my dentist for the world.
A. Rashid
Always a pleasure to visit.
M. Caygill
The whole ambience is very pleasant, lovely waiting room and great views. Kate has done wonders with my teeth. A caring team where everyone works together.
Mrs. Light
Absolutely wonderful service, caring & very professional staff x A*A*A*A*A* highly recommended - superb dentist -the best!
Emma T
Hest Bank Dental Care has completely cured us of our previous loathing of dentists and dental practices…you know you are in safe hands and that the team do everything possible to relax you and ensure the treatments are as comfortable as possible.
Sandi & Polly Haythornthwaite
Lovely, relaxed appointment. Sofia was lovely and explained everything very well.
S. Hardie
Love this practice! Total trust in your abilities and expertise.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Lovely, pleasant place to come – both staff and premises spotlessly clean.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Even with having work done, Stuart made Phoebe (age 9) smile.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
I won’t see anyone else.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
My dental nurse (Charlie) was excellent, it would be lovely to have her every time.
S. Todd
Thank you for your expertise and kindness.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Always a happy place, everything is explained in detail. Very pleased with service.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Our whole family attend Hest Bank Dental Centre it is a fabulous, friendly and caring practice. The whole team make you feel very welcome at every visit. Highly recommend
Tracey
Bolton le Sands
Friendly and approachable (Stuart and Gen).
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Very pleased with my first appointment, Sofia was very thorough and pleasant.
D. Mclaughlin
I've been a patient for a few year's now and I have to say I've never felt so comfortable going to the dentist. The staff are very friendly and professional and go way beyond the call of duty.
Toby Bush
Everyone is always so kind, gentle and helpful. I have always felt that I’m in safe hands.
David Dale
I love the dentist.
H. Payne
I like the up-to-date technology.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Excellent dentist, lovely warm and welcoming staff. I love my Dentist Stuart, always chatty and makes you feel relaxed.
Shane
Wonderful as always! Thank you so much, no pain!!
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Always very welcoming, friendly and reassuring.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
I'm always put at ease by the compassionate, professional staff.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Very friendly staff, I wouldn’t change my dentist for the world.
A. Rashid
Always a pleasure to visit.
M. Caygill
The whole ambience is very pleasant, lovely waiting room and great views. Kate has done wonders with my teeth. A caring team where everyone works together.
Mrs. Light
Absolutely wonderful service, caring & very professional staff x A*A*A*A*A* highly recommended - superb dentist -the best!
Emma T
Hest Bank Dental Care has completely cured us of our previous loathing of dentists and dental practices…you know you are in safe hands and that the team do everything possible to relax you and ensure the treatments are as comfortable as possible.
Sandi & Polly Haythornthwaite
Lovely, relaxed appointment. Sofia was lovely and explained everything very well.
S. Hardie
Love this practice! Total trust in your abilities and expertise.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Lovely, pleasant place to come – both staff and premises spotlessly clean.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Even with having work done, Stuart made Phoebe (age 9) smile.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
I won’t see anyone else.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
My dental nurse (Charlie) was excellent, it would be lovely to have her every time.
S. Todd
Thank you for your expertise and kindness.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Always a happy place, everything is explained in detail. Very pleased with service.
Patient at Hest Bank Dental Care
Our whole family attend Hest Bank Dental Centre it is a fabulous, friendly and caring practice. The whole team make you feel very welcome at every visit. Highly recommend
Tracey
Bolton le Sands
Friendly and approachable (Stuart and Gen).
P. Gallagher