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How much sugar is in those Xmas drinks?

How much sugar is in those Xmas drinks?

3rd December 2019

Christmas is fast approaching and the coffee chains all have festive drinks to tempt us. Personally, I don’t have a problem resisting them, as I don’t see why the date should affect my choice of coffee! My daughter, however, loves them and usually tries a fair few of them in the run-up to Christmas. We…

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If in doubt get it checked out!

7th November 2019

Mouth Cancer Action Month occurs every November organised by the Orla Health Foundation. They hope to raise awareness of the disease and encourage us all to be mouth aware. Here’s what they have to say: “By spotting mouth cancer early, we have a much better chance of beating it. With early diagnosis, the chances of…

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Jumping on the band wagon!

4th October 2019

These days we are all very influenced by social media and what well known people are doing. We don’t just follow logic when it comes to our buying choices. I have recently had patients ask me about charcoal toothpaste. Now toothpaste doesn’t need re-inventing, we have ones that do what we need already. Why would…

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Trying to do the right thing

18th September 2019

I may be getting older, a big birthday is looming, but do you think like me it is getting more difficult to do the right thing? We want our patients to use an electric toothbrush. Sounds simple enough but what about all the plastic you can’t recycle easily when the head needs changing? The same…

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Smiling Matters

31st July 2019

This is the title of a report CQC have just brought out looking at Oral care in care homes which caught my attention. Now the state of the nation’s children’s teeth does make headlines and rightly so. Rarely though does the condition of are older people’s teeth get any attention. I have long been concerned…

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Great staff = great business

1st July 2019

I have recently started doing some work for the Care Quality Commission or CQC. They inspect, amongst other things, dental practices and a dentist goes with the inspector when they visit a practice. One Monday off I went to a practice in South Yorkshire. I walked up the path, which had a big hole in…

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Nicely Sold To

11th June 2019

When was the last time you were well sold to? Selling has got a bad name for itself. If you are my age double glazing sales men spring to mind. More recently it has been PPI. Pushy sales people trying to sell something to you that you don’t want. It shouldn’t be like that. A…

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Communication Let me Down!

22nd May 2019

These days we are bombarded by information every day. People have numerous ways of communicating with you and we all have too many messages to comfortably deal with. An empty in-box is a near impossible dream. As a business it is not always a good idea to be a significant part of all this “noise”….

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17th April 2019

What do you do by habit? What is your routine at home in the morning for example? The odds are on a work day you do the same things in the same order without thinking. Habits/routines can be very useful to us. I go to yoga every Tuesday evening. I don’t think about it, I…

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Implants versus dentures

26th February 2019

  It was our pleasure recently to provide the brother of one of our regular patients some new dentures. He was visiting from Canada, so we only had three weeks to get them done. Thanks to our wonderful denture laboratory, who make dentures for us, rushing the job though, it was done with a few…

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