Our new boutique whitening system is now available as many of you may know. If you wonder how it works and what is so different with the new product I will briefly explain. I apologise if some of you may have read certain pieces of information from the surgery. But we are very excited about it and feel it has given some very fast and amazing results. There are a number of key factors that make Boutique Whitening the obvious choice for dentists and patients.

Boutique use the highest percentage formula available
In most cases, results are visible in less than a week
pH neutral gels to protect tooth enamel
Potassium Nitrate added to reduce sensitivity
Water integrated gel to reduce dehydration of teeth
Viscous gel to eliminate washout from saliva
Beautiful bespoke presentation


Please see bellow the results boutique can achieve after orthodontic treatment.

Shrove Tuesday is the 13th of February.
Happy Pancake Day!

So if by some miracle you have managed to stick to a healthy diet from the start of 2018 well done!!. Just the thought of naughty pancake laden with sweetie things will probably have you salivating I’m guessing?
But pancakes don’t have to be filled with sugar and saturated fat to be enjoyable. A healthy life style doesn’t necessarily have to be one void of indulgent treats if you take a few steps to change the way you look at these pancake treats.

To make banana pancakes follow this simple recipe. 

Mash the banana and crack the eggs in it to it, stirring until the mixture comes together. (Expect lumps because of the banana).

Heat a greased griddle or frying pan on a medium heat and pour about a 2.5-inch wide portion of batter. Carefully flip the pancake after about 25 seconds or when it browns. Perfectly sweet, these pancakes can be served on their own. The recipe makes 3-4 small pancakes. Or follow the link below and enjoy this site its full of great tips and ideas.

Follow the link above to try a delicious savoury pancake idea.

Eating Disorders Awareness Week

When is Eating Disorders Awareness Week?

In 2018, Eating Disorders Awareness Week (EDAW) will take place from 26 February to 4 March.

Where to get help

The first port of call when looking for help is your GP. It is an incredibly brave thing to speak out and ask for support, and if it’s something you’re anxious about, you can speak to the Helpline if you follow the link above about your worries. You could also talk to a friend, a family member, or someone at school, university or work. You could ask them to visit the GP with you if you are worried about going on your own. You can read more about telling someone you have an eating disorder here. Your GP (and sometimes other members of the primary care team, like your practice nurse) will play an important part in this first step of identifying your eating disorder. If your GP suspects you have an eating disorder, they should refer you immediately for further assessment or treatment by a specialist eating disorder service. The NICE guidelines for eating disorders, which are based on the best available evidence and which your doctor should take into account while making decisions about your treatment, is very clear that immediate referral is the best course of action. First Steps leaflet, which you can download from our resources section, will give you guidance on getting a referral.

If your GP doesn’t refer you straight away, please don’t see this as a sign that you don’t deserve treatment. Keep trying – you can ask to see a different GP if your first visit doesn’t go as you might hope.

What will happen at the appointment?

At the appointment, your GP may look at your weight for your age and monitor significant weight changes, ask about concerns you have over your weight or body shape, talk about eating disorder behaviours, and might also take some blood for testing. They should look at the psychological factors of your illness, not just focus on physical signs. If you’re supporting someone else as they get treatment, the GP should listen to your concerns as well. This might include how the eating disorder is impacting your mental health, and the support that you might need.

It can be frightening, but try to be as open with the doctor about how you are feeling and the impact your eating difficulties are having on you. If you feel nervous about what might happen during the appointment you can talk to your doctor about this at the start. You might find it helpful to write down the points you would like to talk about before your appointment, and any questions that you might have.

You can also ask someone you trust to come along with you to the appointment. You can still ask to speak to the GP alone for parts of the appointment. Anything a patient tells their doctor remains confidential, unless:

  • They are under 16 and not considered able to make decisions about their own treatment.
  • They refuse treatment for a life-threatening illness.

Remember, you should get treatment as quickly as possible. You might find it useful to take a look at the NICE guidelines, which provide clinical information about eating disorders and how they should be treated. They outline the best practice that healthcare professionals should follow when treating eating disorders.

What happens next?

Once you’ve been referred, an expert can assess your needs and decide on the best treatment plan for you. Your symptoms and diagnosis will affect the kind of treatment you’re offered, and your treatment should account for other mental and physical health conditions that you may have as well. There are many different treatment pathways, and not every type of treatment will work for everyone. If you don’t feel that the treatment you’re trying is working for you, discuss this with your care team. I hope this helps any of you that have experienced these problems or even may highlight any problems that a friend or family member may be showing signs of.

So dates for your diary for march and things that i will include in next months news letter include.
Marie Curie Daffodil appeal (all month)
World Book Day 1st March
International Women’s Day 8th March
Mothering Sunday 11th March
National No Smoking day 14th March
1st day of spring and World Oral Health Day 20th March
I am going to try and send next months news letter out as close to beginning of the month as possible. I appreciate that many of the dates in our news letters that have gone previously have already passed. Many Thanks.

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01922 625225

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