The Perfect Smile Studios
7-9 South Street
Hertford
Herts
SG14 1AZ
01992 552 115
07956503232

The Perfect Smile Studios has unrivalled reputation for cosmetic dentistry and is driven to provide beautiful natural bespoke smiles.
The practice has been widely featured in the national media including BBC, ITV, The Times, Daily Mail, The Guardian, Evening Standard, Marie Claire, Tatler and International and National dental press
Dr Rahul Doshi BDS (Lond.) LDSRCS (Eng.) is the Clinical Director and founder of The Perfect Smile Studios and The Advanced Training Institute, where he teaches Interdisciplinary Comprehensive Cosmetic Dentistry.
His biography includes the following:- He has lectured in USA, UAE, Italy, India, Germany, Sweden and South Africa - Judge for the prestigious Private Dentistry Awards.- Clinical Director of the monthly dental publication of Premium Practice Dentistry - He is on the Board of Directors for the British Academy of Cosmetic Dentists - He is the Clinical Director for British Institute of Lasers in Dentistry

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What Is The Link Between Gum Disease And Diabetes?

What Is The Link Between Gum Disease And Diabetes?

October 3, 2013

Each year, more people are getting diagnosed with diabetes as a result of rising obesity rates and inactive lifestyles. Doctors have been warning patients about a number of health issues associated with the condition, including the development of gum disease. The relationship between diabetes and gum disease works both ways, as having gum disease can increase the risk of diabetes, especially in combination with other risk factors, according to dental health specialist TheraBreath. Gum disease can raise blood sugar levels, causing the body to operate under such high levels for longer periods of time. That is why people are advised to check their blood sugar levels regularly. There are two stages of gum disease: gingivitis and periodontitis. The former represents the early stage, and is characterised by red and swollen gums. The latter is the more advanced stage, where gums pull away from teeth, causing many problems including tooth loss. Patients with diabetes are more susceptible to gum disease because having the condition reduces the body's ability to resist bacteria. A combination of high blood sugar levels and bacteria creates plaque, which buries itself underneath the gum line. This plaque then hardens, causing inflammation and discomfort. Experts advise patients to take proper care of their oral hygiene, and to have dentists check their mouth for bacteria pockets and plaque. Brushing and flossing are a must to prevent gum disease, the website pointed out.

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