Welcome to our Autum 2018 Newsletter along with Best Wishes for the New Year
This Year in February we have had our Reception refurbished, which means we not only have comfy seating arrangements for patients, but also brand new reception desk/ cabinets which makes it easier for reception staff to store confidential data.
Colette worked hard this year towards her dental nursing exams and passed with flying colours, and proud to be a qualified Dental Nurse. Massive Congratulations to Colette.
We are always looking for ways to grow and learn new techniques and procedures. We have recently all completed the Mental Health Capacity course along with safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and children.
We had annual hands on training on Medical Emergencies and Basic life support.
We introduced Invisalign into our practice this year which has become really popular. With our brand new smile simulation scanner we can now show you how your new smile even before starting the treatment. Senior staff members are now able to offer Invisalign Scans after having completed the training.
Recent training in Tooth Whitening Procedures now mean we are able to offer a fantastic guaranteed tooth whitening service.
If you are looking for a smile makeover book in for free consultation.
In March this year we welcomed Sally Weston as a Receptionist who settled in very quick.
Kay Evans, qualified Dental Nurse for 20 years also joined our team early 2018 as part time Dental Nurse/ Receptionist.
Mel who worked as a dental Hygienist for more than 2 and half decades in this practice decided to retire. We will be missing Mel and wish her all the best for her future.
After having a Locum Hygienist for couple of months, Lucy joined our team as a Dental Hygienist and Therapist. Lucy brings experience of 10yrs in dentistry, is working on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and alternate Thursdays in our practice.
RACE FOR LIFE
We all particapted in the Race for Life in June and raised over £1000.00 for Cancer Support, a very very hot day but had fantastic time for a wonderful cause.
Thank you for your fantastic support in 2018, we look forward to see you all in the coming months
At Whittlesey Dental Care, we care about your smile and your overall health. We offer many different services to keep your oral health good and your smile bright. All you need to do is make sure you schedule a dentist appointment one every six months, for healthy and happy teeth.
Kids’ Dental Care Habits You Can Teach Your Child Early On
Good dental hygiene is learned at a young age. Adults are in the habit of brushing their teeth before bed because that’s what they were taught to do when they were children. It wasn’t an option, nor a suggestion. As a kid, learning how to properly care for your teeth leaves little question about its importance. Who knows, your child might even find it downright fun to take care of their teeth!
Most baby teeth start to erupt at about six months of age. When you see Tooth #1 start to pop out, that’s when it’s time for the first dental visit. If teeth are taking a little longer to come in, still take your child in to the dentist before their first birthday. Cavities can occur that early in life, so it’s important to start cleaning and prevention as early as possible.
In between office visits for the rest of childhood, you can teach your child some easy, yet important, habits that will help them keep their teeth healthy for life:
1. Caring is not sharing.
Be mindful of using your child’s utensils and cleaning pacifiers with your mouth. Cavities are, in fact, contagious, and can be spread through germs alone. It’s that easy, and easier yet to prevent.
2. Drinking water.
Giving kids water as a go-to beverage early on helps to instill that habit in them for later, plus the natural fluoride in water helps to protect their teeth from cavities.
3. 2 minutes + 2 times per day brushing.
As soon as your child is able to brush their own teeth, let them. Teach them proper technique and reinforce adequate amount of time spent brushing. Lastly, ensure the toothpaste they’re using has fluoride.
4. Help prevent tooth decay.
Consult with your dentist to find out if your child should be using dental sealants to prevent this occurrence.
5. Encourage regular cups.
Instead of sippy cups, try to get your child to drink out of a regular cup by their first birthday.
Last, but certainly not least, teach your kids that good dental care is fun, not a chore! Turn it into a game, sing a song, dance around (and your) enjoyment!