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.
‘Theresa and Sam at the historic 1914 themed Romsey Show . Once again we sponsored the show and had a great time giving rosettes to the Charolais bulls, didn’t quite get close enough to check their teeth though!’
‘Donna and Steph took part in the muddy race for life to raise money for Cancer Research – and had a lot of fun too!’
‘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.’
Romsey Dental Care sponsors the Charolais bulls at the Romsey Show each year and this year Donna was delighted to present the first prize to an impressive looking bull called Horoscope. We all enjoyed a great day and bumped into quite a few patients, who don’t always recognise us out of uniform!
In June dental nurse Louise Sleep found out that she had gained her Radiography Qualification with an amazing 90% in the exam – alongside our clinical manager Donna she is now qualified to take X-rays for patients. All our staff regularly attend training courses so that we can keep our advice and care to the highest standards.
The staff at Romsey Dental Care were very proud to raise over £1400 for local charity the XLP Research Trust, when we ran a relay marathon at Broadlands. David Hartley (father of the 4 Hartley boys who all have this rare disease) said ‘We are really grateful to the team from Romsey Dental Care who successfully completed the course and raised such an amazing amount of money. Every penny will go directly against the core objectives of the charity; to fund small innovative research studies into XLP and to provide advice and support to XLP families across the world’. A big thank you to all our patients who supported us and listened to us talking about our training (or moaning in Sam’s case!)
Staff at Romsey Dental Care in Station Road are celebrating an excellent report from their inspection by the Care Quality Commission, the government body which now monitors standards in dental practices as well as care homes. The practice is one of the first in the area to have the rigorous four and a half hour inspection and practice owner, Samantha Price says that the team were delighted with the results, commenting:
Theresa Ball and Stephanie Carter represented the practice at the Women in Business Awards, where we were delighted to be runner up in the Green Business Award which recognises our environmental ethos. The judge mentioned our donation of two dental chairs and associated equipment to Dentaid in 2008 when we refurbished, as an example of recycling and also sustainable help for the developing world.
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.