At the end of my last news letter. It read cream month. What it should have said was Ice Cream month so I do apologise for the type error. So as our summer has been in full swing
we may have all been indulging in the odd ice cream. Teeth can become sensitive as a result of being exposed to hot or cold things.Teeth can become sensitive when the enamel that covers them begins to erode. As the enamel wears away, the underlying layer of dentin is exposed, which contains pores that run through to the tooth’s nerve. It is this exposure that results in a person with sensitive teeth experiencing discomfort when consuming something hot or cold. The level of sensitivity can vary too, meaning you can experience anything from mild to severe discomfort. The picture below gives you a detailed of a cross section of a tooth.

National Health Service
Our NHS service is celebrating 70 years on the 5th of July!
The National Health Service is the publicly funded national healthcare system for England and one of the four National Health Services for each constituent country of the United Kingdom. It is the largest single-payer healthcare system in the world. Primarily funded through the general taxation system and overseen by the Department of Health, NHS England provides healthcare to all legal English residents, with most services free at the point of use. Some services, such as emergency treatment and treatment of infectious diseases are free for everyone, including visitors.

Summer time seems to be lasting!!!
So I thought I would share this again with you. Remember to stay safe in the sun and always check the rating on sun cream.

Not only a sweet treat, chocolates are like little love potions that can put most people under a spell. The rich brown liquid, blessed with the goodness of cocoa, finds its way into milk shakes, desserts, chocolate bars and ice creams. Some are obviously better for us than others so its important to remember while dark chocolate has some benefits the frequency we consume them matters!

Dietitians and BDA spokespersons, say it’s important to remember the studies on the health benefits of chocolate have focused on cocoa extracts, not chocolate.

Dark chocolate has recently been discovered to have a number of healthy benefits. While eating dark chocolate can lead to the health benefits described below, remember that chocolate is also high in fat and also has a risk of causing cavities if the frequency is high enough during the day.

1) Dark Chocolate is Good for Your Heart

Studies show that eating a small amount of dark chocolate two or three times each week can help lower your blood pressure. Dark chocolate improves blood flow and may help prevent the formation of blood clots. Eating dark chocolate may also prevent arteriosclerosis (hardening of the arteries)

2) Dark Chocolate is Good for Your Brain

Dark chocolate increases blood flow to the brain as well as to the heart, so it can help improve cognitive function. Dark chocolate also helps reduce your risk of stroke.

Dark chocolate also contains caffeine, a mild stimulant. However, dark chocolate contains much less caffeine than coffee. A 1.5 ounce bar of dark chocolate contains 27 mg of caffeine, compared to the 200 mg found in an eight ounce cup of coffee.

Dark chocolate also contains several chemical compounds that have a positive effect on your mood and cognitive health. Chocolate contains phenyl ethylamine (PEA), the same chemical your brain creates when you feel like you’re falling in love. PEA encourages your brain to release endorphins, so eating dark chocolate will make you feel happier.

3) Dark Chocolate Helps Control Blood Sugar

Dark chocolate helps keep your blood vessels healthy and your circulation unimpaired to protect against type 2 diabetes. The flavonoids in dark chocolate also help reduce insulin resistance by helping your cells to function normally and regain the ability to use your body’s insulin efficiently. Dark chocolate also has a low glycemic index, meaning it won’t cause huge spikes in blood sugar levels.

What better day to find some friendship quotes and share them on face book with your favorite people than National Friendship Day. Below are a few heartwarming quotations that truly define what it means to be a friend to someone. From being able to talk about anything in the world to not having to say a word at all, a friend really is there for everything. Please feel free to leave us your quotes on the 30th on our face book page.

How often do we actually take the time to tell our closest friends — and yes, that definitely includes our very best friend — how much we appreciate them? If you are anything like me, it’s not nearly often enough.

1.”In everyone’s life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.” — Albert Schweitzer

2.”Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.” — Woodrow Wilson

3.”The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.” — Elisabeth Foley

4. “A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he/she knows that you are slightly cracked.” — Bernard Meltzer

5. “A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” — Walter Winchell

I will share a picture of a gift that was given to me by one of our patient’s she is a very thoughtful lady and on friendship day I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you very much.

I have worked for the same practice for 30 years next year and in that time I have made some of my very closest friends. So I would like to share some of our pictures. Some of you will recognise Tracey as our nurse and Max as our locum dentist. The other picture is our sister practice.

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