Beaufort Smiles - Making Dentistry Better For You
RSS

Recent Posts

Hidden Sugar is not Sweet to Teeth
Are you a Nervous Dental patient?
Interview with Jo Jordan - Dentist
Dental Health - At Christmas
We are Celebrating Our 18th Birthday!

Categories

Celebrating Our 18th Birthday!
Cerec Crowns
Dental Health - At Christmas
Fear of the dentist
Halloween - trick or treat
Hidden Sugar
Jo Jordan - Dentist
Oral Health
Oral Health Education
Spring is in the Air
The Future of Dentistry
Wedding Packages
powered by

My Blog

Hidden Sugar is not Sweet to Teeth

                                      
When it comes to sugar, avoiding it may seem pretty easy when you first start. Eliminate the sweets, chocolate, cake and biscuits and you’re done, right?

Wrong!

Unfortunately, manufacturers across the globe are adding sugar to their foods – even foods we consider to be healthy are seemingly packed with sugar.

Are you a Nervous Dental patient?


Do you feel nervous about visiting the dentist? Do you get yourself worked into a tizz before you’ve even picked up the phone to book the appointment? Does a family member struggle with the thought of getting their oral health checked over?

If so, you’re not alone.

According to research carried out by National Smile Month (May 18– June 18), a whopping 1 in 7 adults are fearful about visiting the dentist. And as a practice that cares about preventative dental care, we’d like to see that changed (to 0 in 7!

Interview with Jo Jordan - Dentist

It’s three months since Jo Jordan joined the Beaufort Dental Health Centre team – and what a great few months it’s been!

To begin with, Jo didn’t know where anything was because of the unfamiliar surroundings. She now glides gracefully from cupboard to cupboard, knowing exactly what is where! 

On Jo’s very first day, she saw 2 emergencies, both involving children – and despite it being a new practice, from the support that the rest of the team offered, Jo felt comfortable and at home right away.

Dental Health - At Christmas


With Christmas almost here and us being surrounded by rich foods and sweet treats, it’s vitally important we look after our teeth. If we don’t, the consequences can be uncomfortable – even painful. An abscess is a particularly distressing complication of tooth decay. Also caused by a broken or chipped tooth, this infection can move very swiftly from the tooth to the bone supporting the tooth and will be very painful. This infection can remain active and continue to spread through the tooth and bone, causing more pain and destroying more tissue.

We are Celebrating Our 18th Birthday!



           Beaufort Dental Health Centre is 18



Back in November 1996, something very special was happening.

Mel Moody and Gail Cadwallader were just in the process of creating a place for people to visit, to be cared for and to have their confidence restored in dentists. Beaufort Dental Health Centre swung its doors open 18 years ago this week and what an incredible
journey (with an incredible team) it’s been.

From low points to high points – from flooding to awards of recognition - the practice has gone through every experience with grace, passion and poise– not least because every member of the team understood the importance of good dental health – and,                                                        course, creating a good relationship with their patient.

Halloween Feature - Trick or Treat


With Hallowe’en coming up, we thought it would be great to help you with a few tips on how to keep your mouth and teeth as healthy as possible – especially with all those sweet treats coming along!

So, here we have a few very simple bits of advice that will help you keep your and your family’s mouths in tip-top condition!

Start children early!

It sounds simple but really, if you can get them into the habit of cleaning their teeth twice a day, you stand in much better chance of them understanding the importance of keeping their teeth clean for the rest of their lives.

Exciting Announcement From Beaufort Dental Health Centre


Here at Beaufort Dental Health Centre, we really believe in offering you the best possible service – that means providing you with a supportive team, short waiting times and top class dental treatment, advice and guidance.

That’s why we’re really happy to announce the very special arrival of Jo Jordan, our new dentist! Starting in November 2014, Jo has worked for 17 years in general dental practice.

Jo chose to become a dentist following a desire to have a career in the medical field. At the point of considering degree options, she attended a lecture on dentistry – and was sold!

Passionate about the future of dentistry


Beaufort Dental Health Centre

Here at Beaufort, we’re really passionate about the future. Whether that comes in the form of the amazing technological developments or in the form of people just starting out on their journey in the dental sector, we love it!

Currently, we have Nick on board, who is studying at Dental School, based at Manchester University. He’s just completed the first year of five and is thoroughly enjoying learning the finer details of oral health. Lucky really – to become a dentist, he has to study for a grand total of 5 years – meaning he’ll be a qualified dentist in 2018!

Nervous Patient - Julie's Journey


Being nervous about visiting the dentist is common; it’s a fear that’s right up there with spiders, birds and flying – and for lots of people, is understandable. That doesn’t mean, however, that you should just sit back and accept an uncomfortable mouth, a feeling of panic or an overwhelming sense of worry.

A patient of ours, Julie, had those fears just 4 weeks ago.

Her formative years were spent in and out of hospital undergoing reconstructive surgery – in fact, her first surgery was at 6 weeks old.

National Smile Month 2014


National Smile Month begins on 19May (ends on the19June) and we’re ultra-excited to be a part of it! National Smile Month is all about raising awareness about dental hygiene, oral health and how to make the most of your smile too!

How much do you love your smile?

You wouldn’t be in the minority if you said you didn’t like it, you know. It’s very common to feel self-conscious or unhappy about your smile…in fact, have a read of this really common conversation that our team have and see if you might see or hear yourself in it: