April Practice Updates 

As a practice we pride ourselves on offering a path way to a smile you can be proud of. Dr Samrai our clinician is now pleased to offer a system called Smile fast. In essence this is a revolutionary concept that provides you with the affordable smile of your dreams. 

People are becoming more conscious of their smile and want their teeth to be straighter and whiter! Well there’s a treatment which is growing in popularity due to its non-invasive and speedy qualities.

Composite bonding is fast-becoming a popular choice for people looking for straighter and a more uniformed appearance to their teeth – without the need for braces. 

Take a look at the pictures below. They give an insight into what can be achieved in a short space of time. Composite bonding is one of the easiest ways to solve different dental problems including chipped or cracked teeth, decaying teeth, discolored teeth, spaces between teeth, or restoring lost tooth structure. 

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight

Before Treatment 
After Treatment 
 

Non Essential shops Open!!

Whooo Hooo 2nd Phase of our road map is underway this month!

Non essential shops open and we can get our hair cut-amongst other things. 
The success of the vaccination programme is one factor how we have been able to progress to this stage. So far nearly 34 million people have had their first vaccination and 13 million have had both. We continue here at Yew Tree to adhere and follow strict Covid-19 restrictions. I am pleased to share that we have all been vaccinated twice now and are continuing our twice a week testing and NHS reporting process.  

Lockdown Road Map

Step 1. 1-8 and 29th March
Step2. Not before 12th April 
Step 3. Not before 17th May 
Step 4. Not before 21st June 

 

Mind your Mental Health!

April is Stress Awareness Month and World Health Day 

Stress Awareness Month has been held every April, since 1992 to increase public awareness about both the causes and cures for our modern stresses. I think we can all relate to some form of feelings of stress this past year. Stress is one of the great public health challenges of our time, but it still isn’t being taken as seriously as physical health concerns. Stress is a significant factor in mental health. One of the difficulties with stress is that people experience stress in different ways. This contributes to stress manifesting itself differently. Stress targets the weakest part of our physiology or character; if you are prone to headaches cold sores or eczema, this will flare up.  Below are a few do’s and don’t to try. If you are prone to getting stressed recognizing it first and foremost is a great place to start. 

Do

~try talking about your feelings to a friend, family member or health professional. You could also contact Samaritanscall: 116 123 or email: jo@samaritans.org if you need someone to talk to

~find out more about 10 stress busters – including getting started with exercise and setting aside time for yourself

~use easy time-management techniques to help you take control

~use calming breathing exercises

~plan ahead for stressful days or events – planning long journeys or making a list of things to remember can really help

~consider peer support, where people use their experiences to help each other. Find out more about peer support on the Mind website

~listen to free mental wellbeing audio guides

~search and download relaxation and mindfulness apps or online community apps from the NHS apps library 

Don’t

~do not try to do everything at once – set small targets you can easily achieve

~do not focus on the things you cannot change – focus your time and energy into helping yourself feel better

~try not to tell yourself that you’re alone – most people feel stressed at some point in their life and support is available

~try not to use alcohol, cigarettes, gambling or drugs to relieve stress – these can all contribute to poor mental health

The link below.  Taking you from Distress to De-stress is a PDF created by the stress management society. Its worth taking a look through. 

https://www.stress.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/The-SMS-Branded-Stress-Guide-2021.pdf

Facts and Figures

For the first time in 20 years, global poverty levels are predicted to rise and hinder the progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals

Up to 60% of people living in some countries of the Region lack coverage with essential health services

More than 1 billion people living in informal settlements or slums are facing increased challenges in preventing infection and transmission of the coronavirus

The Asia-Pacific region as a whole account for nearly 82.5 million or 32% of the world’s international migrants

5.9 million children in the Asia-Pacific Region are at risk of not returning back to school due to the disruption to education and the economic impact of the pandemic

52% of the Asia-Pacific population remains unconnected to the internet 

 

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability which affects how people communicate and interact with the world. One in 100 people are on the autism spectrum and there are around 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK. 
https://www.autism.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/what-is-autism

Below is another link to a you tube short video explaining briefly what autism is and how if effects people differently. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JPO-uOPK5RI

 

What is the Stephan Curve?

The Stephan Curve is a graph that shows what happens after the consumption of foods in relation to dental caries. After the  sugar/food intake, demineralisation of the tooth surfaces takes place due to the drop in pH as the bacteria in the mouth convert the sugar to acid

Some interesting things to note. You can see:

1. Pretty much every time you eat something, the pH drops below the critical point of 5.5.2.
2. It takes 30-40 minutes for your saliva to get you back to the safe zone.
3. The longer you snack for, the longer you are at risk and the longer it takes for your mouth to recover.
4. If you have something else sugary to eat before your saliva has done its job your curve heads straight back down into acid territory a.k.a the danger zone and your teeth continue to demineralise.

Think about an average day…

1. What do you eat and drink?
2. When do you eat and drink?
3. How much time does your mouth spend in the danger zone?4. How much time does your mouth spend in the safe zone?

Try to track your day and see how many times your teeth are exposed to demineralisation. 

 
 

Prince Philip was born on June 10, 1921, in the villa of Mon Repos in Corfu, Greece. Philip was born on the dining room table and he was his parents’ fifth child and thier only son. He was married to our queen for 73 years. 

Sadly he passed away on April 9, 2021, Prince Philip was just two months away from celebrating his 100th birthday.

My fiancé Craig was lucky enough to meet and speak with him during his time spent in the army. Here he is awarding Craig with his Afghanistan Service Medal.  

 
Here is our lovely Beth who is now on her maternity leave. Many of you will recognize Beth as one of nurses. We wish you lots of love and best wishes Beth.  
 

May News Letter 

Practice Up-Dates
National Smile Month 
Action on Stroke month 
Global hand Hygiene Day 5th of May 
World Lupus Day 10th of May 
Any other News 

 

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