As many people who know me are aware I am always looking for a new challenge; so far, I have completed the Clarendon Walk, Jurassic Coast challenge, the Great South Run to name a few. I have now decided that I needed a bigger challenge so have signed up to the ‘London 2 Bright Ultra-Challenge’ ……the aim being to walk 100 km (approx. 63 miles) in 24 hours. Luckily for me my Jurassic Coast Challenge (hence the team name ‘Dinosaur Duo’) walking friend Polly was persuaded to join me on this exciting possibly slightly crazy adventure.
Samantha Price meets Caroline Nokes MP to present the Old Brewery site petition – Romsey Advertiser June 2016
Dentist Samantha Price met with our local MP in the summer in her efforts to get the law changed so that brownfield sites like the Old Brewery get developed for essential housing. Caroline Nokes promised to raise the issue in parliament as soon as possible. The site, which is opposite Romsey Dental Care, has been empty for over a quarter of a century with many efforts made to persuade the owner to develop it according to the planning permission which was granted but only partly completed. Samantha said ‘ I know how much the people of Romsey care about the impact of having houses built on green fields when there are brownfield sites like this one lying empty.’ ‘ The only solution I can now see is for our MP to get the law changed so that owners are forced to develop, or sell, the land if development not completed within a predetermined time.’ The petition which Samantha started gained almost 500 signatures.
Apart from the damage to your teeth, what do fizzy drinks do to your body?
In The First 10 minutes: 10 teaspoons of sugar hit your system. (100% of your recommended daily intake.) You don’t immediately vomit from the overwhelming sweetness because phosphoric acid cuts the flavor allowing you to keep it down.
We’ve known for a while that gum disease is linked to other health problems like heart disease, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s. However there is now increasing evidence that our day to day eating and lifestyle habits have a direct effect on our oral health and in particular our gums.
‘Romsey Dental Care in Station Road have just invested in a state of the art digital X-ray scanner which can take both normal and 3D images of the whole jaw or specific areas like the jaw joints. Dentist Samantha Price said ‘ we have always invested in the latest technology and were one of the first practices in the country to have digital imaging when we bought our first machine in 2001. The advances in technology incorporated in our new machine means that our patients can have quick and very low dose X-ray scans of specific areas to help us pick up problems including bone loss, jaw joint problems, cysts or even cancer.’ For more information about the services and technology offered at the practice just drop into see Romsey Dental Care at 1 Station Road, Romsey.’
National Smile Month starts on May 20th and the team at Romsey Dental Care , led by Dental Hygienist Stephanie Carter, are promoting the three key messages of the campaign: brush twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, cut down on sugary snacks and drinks, visit your Dentist and Hygienist regularly.
The practice was the first in the area to install instant digital X rays, one of the first in the country to have a digital OPG (or oral scanner) and the first fully digital dental practice in the region. High quality images are not just important for diagnosis, with the new multi-media centres we can show patients very clearly where problems are developing, how to prevent them or why treatment is needed said Principal Dentist Samantha Price. We have been using intraoral cameras (which give live in-mouth video pictures) ever since we opened in Romsey 12 years ago. The new cameras are superb quality and the patient can now see the images, withtheir X-rays and scans in close-up, without leaving the dental chair. During treatment patients can relax and watch ceiling-mounted flat screen TV.
Samantha decided that the previous equipment which is still in excellent condition and worth thousands of pounds per surgery, would not be sold but donated to the charity Dentaid. The equipment will go to health centres in the developing world. Samantha commented ‘I did feel sad to see our equipment go but it is very satisfying to know that it will be put to good use in the Third World.’
Samantha added ‘Closer to home we are aware that money is tight for many people in Romsey, so we have frozen our dental fees at the 2007 level.’
Romsey Dental Care launched its environmental policy by taking part in The Big Tidy Up, a Keep Britain Tidy campaign, on 28th September 2008. We cleared rubbish from the forecourt of the disused building next door and then collected rubbish from along the canal walk in Romsey. In all, we collected 10 bags of rubbish, recycling as much of this as possible.