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.
Why Do I Still Have Bad Breath After Brushing?
A healthy mouth is more than just a nice smile. It helps you to eat, drink, talk and smile. And since oral health and overall health are connected, having a healthy smile can help keep the rest of your body healthy, too.
We’ve all experienced the unpleasant effects of bad breath at some point. Also known as halitosis, bad breath can be embarrassing and may cause us to shy away from talking to others. Typically, a first line of defense against offensive breath is your trusty toothbrush; brushing your teeth at least twice a day is recommended to keep your mouth clean and your breath fresh. But what if you’ve brushed your teeth and the problem persists?
There are a few different things that could cause bad breath after brushing. In this article, we’ll share six possible reasons you’re experiencing that “not-so-fresh” feeling even after brushing, as well as a few ways to solve the problem.
1. Dry mouth
As bacteria accumulates in your mouth, a lack of saliva could contribute to bad breath. Dry mouth could be caused by not drinking enough water throughout the day or by certain medical conditions or medications. If you suspect your bad breath may be the result of dry mouth, make an effort to drink more water throughout the day and speak with your dentist or doctor if it persists.
Odors from certain foods and beverages, including onions, garlic, and coffee, tend to linger even after a thorough brushing.
Tooth decay, gum disease, and other oral health conditions can cause bad breath.
4. Medical conditions
Sinus infections, strep throat, acid reflux, and other systemic issues could be the underlying cause of long-lasting unpleasant breath. The mouth has been aptly described as the “gateway to the body,” so if you believe your halitosis is caused by a health concern, visit your doctor and express your concerns.
I know what you’re thinking – “Wait, isn’t mouthwash supposed to help bad breath?” Many people don’t know that alcohol, including the type found in alcohol-based mouthwash, dries out your mouth, leading to bad breath. To avoid drying out your mouth, choose an alcohol-free mouthwash for longer-lasting minty freshness.
6. Smoking and tobacco products
If you smoke or use tobacco products, chances are good that brushing alone won’t mask the resulting bad breath. There are many good reasons to quit the habit; this is just one more.
How to fix bad breath
No matter the root cause of your bad breath, there are healthy habits you can develop to try to combat it. Brushing your teeth at least twice a day for two minutes is the first step. But what else can you do if bad breath persists after brushing?