Good Luck Natalie and Welcome Back Hannah
We will be sorry to say goodbye to Natalie later this month, and would like to wish her all the very best as she embarks on her Masters Degree in Endodontics (Root Canal Treatment). On a happier note, we are delighted to welcome Hannah back following her maternity leave – please let us know if you would like your appointments booked with her.
Tracey-Anne’s Radiography Course
Tracey-Anne is training to become a dental radiographer and has now reached the stage in her course when she is able to start taking x-rays in practice. We are very grateful to all our patients who are patient enough to let Tracey-Anne take theirs (under close supervision)!
Interdental Cleaning is Important for our Oral Health!
Following coverage in the news that there is a lack of evidence that using dental floss is beneficial to oral health, leading health charity, the Oral Health Foundation, have highlighted the continued importance of regular interdental cleaning. Brushing alone only cleans three of the five surfaces of our teeth, so cleaning between our teeth is critical – interdental cleaning removes the plaque from in between the teeth which is the area where most dental decay and gum disease starts. For some time the recommendation in the UK has been to use interdental brushes, where there is space to do so, rather than floss as the evidence for their effectiveness is stronger – there is no suggestion that flossing can be damaging to oral health, just limited evidence as to its effectiveness. If you’re flossing, and you’re flossing well, it will cause no harm and it is not advisable to give up – floss is not a waste of time, but a viable alternative to interdental brushing where appropriate. Karen and Sarah are always happy to advise.