Archive for October, 2014

Welcome To Our New Nurse Josephine

29th October, 2014

We would like to welcome our new nurse Jo to the team.

Jo joined us in September as a trainee nurse and will begin her training course in November

We are extremely pleased with her progress so far. She is very hardworking and her bubbly personality and caring manner put all our patients at ease

We very much look forward to continuing working with you!

Trick Or Treat? The Dangers Of Sweets At Halloween

With the upcoming Halloween holiday while enjoying the festivities its important to  be aware of how many sweets your eating.

So why is it that candy and sugar is so bad for teeth? Read on and we’ll explain.

Your mouth is full of good bacteria, Bacteria that help break down the foods that you eat. When you bite into something, your teeth mash it, and the bacteria in your mouth go about breaking it down even further.

The reason sweets can become so problematic is the good bacteria that help you break down food happen to break sugars down into acids. It is the acids that can cause damage to your teeth

This is why sticky sweets, like caramels, are particularly bad for your teeth. The longer the sugars have to linger in your mouth, the more chance the bacteria have to convert them to dental-damaging acids.

There are a few things you can do to prevent damage to your teeth from sugar:

• Eat less sugar.

• Avoid sticky sugars, like caramel.

• Brush and floss, or wash your mouth out with water after you’ve eaten.

Chocolate and sweets can be tasty, but remember, you only have one set of teeth.

The Danger of Fizzy Drinks

15th October, 2014

Everyone knows that sugary drinks are bad, but fizzy drinks in ether sugared or in diet form is as bad for you as any form of sweets eaten consistently. Even worse, because soda is often the preferred drink, especially for teenagers, it can be addicting and harmful in large doses to your overall health.

The consumption of fizzy drinks has increased dramatically over the past 40 years and teenagers especially get approximately 40% of their sugar/energy calories from soft drinks.

The problem with fizzy drinks is its contents include a high fructose corn syrup, additive dye, acid, and caffeine. An average can of soda has approximately 10-12 teaspoons of sugar.

The trouble even with sugar free fizzy drinks is it’s not the sugar that causes tooth decay it’s the acid, which dissolves the calcium out of the enamel, making it easy for bacteria to enter and destroy the tooth. In addition, sugar is converted to acid by the bacteria on the teeth, which makes the problem worse. If the teenager has practiced poor dental hygiene along with drinking soda, the ramifications could be loss of teeth and other health complications.

Next time you’re thirsty The better choice is to reach for a glass of water or milk. The water will help in many ways but most importantly; it won’t cost you, your shiny, white teeth