You may ask what the health of your
mouth has to do with your overall health? But in a word, plenty! A look inside your mouth, or a swab of saliva
can tell your doctor so much about what's going on inside the rest of your body,
this often serves as a helpful vantage point for detecting the early signs and
symptoms of systemic disease. Systemic conditions such as AIDS or diabetes, for
example, often first become apparent as mouth lesions or other oral problems.
In fact, according to the Academy
of General Dentistry,
more than 90 percent of all systemic diseases produce oral signs and
Children are having nearly
three times more sugar than they should. Too much sugar can lead to an internal build-up of harmful fat. The presence of this fat around vital organs
can cause weight gain and increase the risk of serious diseases in the future
including heart disease, type 2 diabetes and some cancers.
According to National
Child Measurement Programme, data has shown the prevalence of obesity continues
to rise in children aged 4-5. In 2016/17 almost a quarter of aged 4-5 year old
were measured as being either overweight or obese.
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?
Unfortunately, manufacturers across the globe are adding
sugar to their foods – even foods we consider to be healthy are seemingly
packed with sugar.
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!
It’s three months since Jo Jordan
joined the Beaufort Dental Health Centre team – and what a great few months
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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!
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
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!