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Dental – children's oral health

When it comes to oral care for children, getting off to a good start is essential. Teeth play an important role in jaw development, eating and speech. They need to be healthy and well-cared for from the beginning.

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Dental – tooth decay

Tooth decay is damage that occurs when a combination of bacteria, plaque and acids in our mouth eat away at a tooth. This can lead to a 'hole' in the tooth, known as a cavity or caries.

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Dental – oral health

Teeth have a huge influence on your appearance and overall health. Keep them clean, white and healthy and you have a wonderful asset. Neglect them and your appearance and health both suffer. Daily care, along with a healthy diet and regular visits to your dental practice, will keep your smile in top condition

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Dental – plaque & tartar

Plaque and tartar provide the ideal environment in which bacteria thrive, causing gum disease and tooth decay. Keeping plaque and tartar at bay with good dental hygiene is key to oral health.

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Depression overview

We all have the blues from time to time, but if you have depression, this feeling is stronger, it affects your thinking and behaviour, and lasts from weeks to months. However, no matter how low you feel, there is hope. There are people who can help you and things you can do to get on the road to recovery.

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Dermatitis

Dermatitis is a skin inflammation that causes red, itchy, crusted skin that can become swollen or blistered. Dermatitis affects about 20% of people at some time.

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Diabetes – blood glucose testing

If you have diabetes, you can test your blood glucose levels at home using a blood glucose meter.

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Diabetes – medications

The main aim of treatment for diabetes is to reduce your risk of developing complications by keeping your blood glucose (sugar) levels at reasonable levels.

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Diabetes – prediabetes

Prediabetes is when the amount of glucose (sugar) in your blood is higher than normal. This means you are at much higher risk of getting type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

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Diabetes – pre-diabetes

Pre-diabetes is when the amount of glucose (sugar) in your blood is higher than normal. This means you are at much higher risk of getting type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

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Diabetes – type 1

Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition in which the body is unable to produce enough insulin, resulting in insulin deficiency.

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Diabetes – type 2

Type 2 diabetes is a condition in which your body isn't able to use insulin properly, resulting in high blood glucose levels. This can lead to a wide range of health problems if not treated.

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Dry mouth

Dry mouth is a condition where there is not enough saliva in your mouth. Dry mouth can contribute to dental decay, gum disease and infections, so you may need to take extra care of your oral health.

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