Let me please apologize for this news letter being so late.  

Its National smile month
From this month to the end of June we are having and offer on our boutique whitening. So there is a £50.00 saving!
Promotional price is £250.00.

We are also lucky enough to be able to offer Invisalign now to our patients.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/non-melanoma-skin-cancer/

Now our summer seems to have begun we have all been enjoying the weather and getting outdoors. I am a great sun lover as many of you know. We all feel a little better and happier when the suns out I am sure you agree. We do however have to remember that even when it may seem dull and overcast UV levels can still cause harm and damage our skin. Skin cancer is by far the most common type of cancer but if caught early enough it is also the most effectively treated. If you have skin cancer it is important to know which type you have because it affects your treatment options and your outlook (prognosis). If you aren’t sure which type of skin cancer you have, ask your doctor so you can get the right information.

Where skin cancer develops

Skin cancer begins in the cells that make up the outer layer (epidermis) of your skin. One type of skin cancer called basal cell carcinoma begins in the basal cells, which make skin cells that continuously push older cells toward the surface. As new cells move upward, they become flattened squamous cells, where a skin cancer called squamous cell carcinoma can occur. Melanoma, another type of skin cancer, arises in the pigment cells (melanocytes).

Basal and Squamous Cell Skin Cancer

These cancers are most often found in areas exposed to the sun, such as the head, neck, and arms, but they also can occur elsewhere. They are very common but are also usually very treatable. You can find out all about these cancers, including risk factors, symptoms, how they are found, and how they are treated on the NHS site link above.

Skin cancer can affect anyone and can appear in many different ways and parts of the body. Even areas such as the bottom of your feet can be effected. A good way to keep track of any spots you  have suspicions of is to make a note and track the size colour change. The picture above gives you a good and easy to remember way to check and track any changes.

DID YOU KNOW?
The sun protection factor, or SPF, is a measure of the amount of ultraviolet B radiation (UVB) protection.

SPFs are rated on a scale of 2-50+ based on the level of protection they offer, with 50+ offering the strongest form of UVB protection.

The star rating measures the amount of ultraviolet A radiation (UVA) protection. You should see a star rating of up to five stars on UK sunscreens. The higher the star rating, the better. I was really surprised to see that some of our favorites and some quite expensive sunscreens had a lower star rating to some cheaper brands. So it always pays to check this.

The letters “UVA” inside a circle is a European marking. This means the UVA protection is at least one third of the SPF value and meets EU recommendations.

Sunscreens that offer both UVA and UVB protection are sometimes called broad spectrum.

Our staff training day went really well this month. Our dentist Dr Samrai, Amanda and Tracey all got involved in their own aspects of the day. Training days are important to us here at Yew Tree as you all know we are only a small practice but we strive to offer our patients the very best. So these days help us to improve and develop our services. We are expanding all the time. For example we are now offering Invisalign if you are interested please ask us.

Above is a picture of Dr Jandu who is our Principle here at Yew Tree.

What is Dementia? Well we have all heard people joke and blame memory loss on our age. But it affects so much more. It can affect speech the way we think feel and even behave. If you are 60+ and have noticed your becoming increasingly forgetful it may be advisable to take a visit to your GP. Early detection with anything is vital. Although there is no cure at the moment for this disease. If diagnosed in the early stages there are ways you can slow it down and maintain mental function.

Dates for next month

World environment say 15th
Healthy eating week / Diabetes awareness week 11th/15th
National sunglasses day 27th

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