Have you ever dreamt of transforming your smile ?
Here at The Tutbury Dental Practice we are proud to announce that we have Extreme Makeover UK dentist Ash Parmar coming to work alongside our dentists for a limited time only.
We are looking for patients who are embarrassed with their smile and want to change their life.
Take a look at our newsletter to see what we can do for you !
Get that spring fresh look with £100 off the platinum whitening package from Enlighten.
Fantastic guaranteed results with this system.
Call into the practice for futher information or call us and speak to one of our staff who will be more than happy to take you through the procedure.
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All the staff at Tutbury Dental Practice would like to wish congratulations and a big well done to our half term competition winners.
They were Alannah aged 7 and Samuel aged 4.
Both winners were well deserved and faced stiff competition from other children that visited the practice during February half term & received lovely prizes.
Tutbury Dental will be holding another competition during Easter so come along and join in !
Well Done to our 1/2 term competition winner - pictured with his winning entry !
Why not treat someone special to one of our gift vouchers !
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An article appeared in the local newspaper Burton Mail on 27/10/10 and featured Tutbury Dental Practice's involvement in this worthwhile campaign:
PEOPLE who do not brush their teeth twice a day could be putting themselves at high risk of heart disease - a new report shows.
The Scottish health survey questioned more than 11,000 adults and found those with poor oral hygiene had a 70% increased threat of developing heart disease compared with those who brushed twice a day.
The study is the first of its kind to look at whether the frequency of teeth brushing bears any connection to the risk of contracting heart disease.
Chief Executive of the British Dental Health Foundation, Dr Nigel Carter urges the public to take notice of these claims and reiterates the importance of looking after their mouths.
Dr Carter said: "This study is the first to show a link between self reported oral hygiene measures and cardiovascular disease and also with the inflammatory markers associated with infection. The causal link between poor oral hygiene, gum health and cardiovascular disease still remains to be proven but the paper adds to the grooving evidence from recent scientific papers of a link between gum health and cardio vascular disease, stroke, low birth weight babies and diabetes.
"It is highly appropriate that this study is published during National Smile Month May 17th to June 16th with a theme Teeth4Life is concentrating on the benefits of good oral hygiene not only for oral but also general health.
"People need to brush their teeth to remove all the plaque and to keep their teeth and gums healthy. It is important that everyone brush their teeth twice a day while the plaque is still soft. Brushing teeth should be part of the daily routine, just like washing hands and the face or brushing our hair. We should brush our teeth carefully for two minutes before breakfast and after the last drink before bedtime.
"The ideal way to brush our teeth and keep them healthy for life is to use an electric powerbrush. Tests have shown that these brushes, particularly those with heads that rotate in both directions ('oscillating' heads) are up to twice as effective at removing plaque as manual toothbrushes."
The study, published in the British Medical Journal supports previous work showing a link between gum disease and heart difficulties.
Data was collected on various lifestyle behaviours, such as smoking, exercise and oral health routines.
Participants were also asked how often they visited the dentist and how often they brushed their teeth.
Nurses were then asked to collect information on medical and family history, as well as any cases of heart disease. Participants then had their blood pressure taken and blood samples were given.
Overall, six out of ten people said they visited the dentist every six months while seven out ten reported brushing their teeth twice a day.
The research took eight years to compile and in that time there were 555 "cardiovascular events" such as heart attacks, 170 of which were fatal.
Taking into account factors that affect heart disease risk, such as social class, obesity, smoking and family history, the researchers found those who brushed twice a day were at a lower risk.
Those with poor oral hygiene also tested positive in blood samples for proteins which are suggestive of inflammation.
Dr Carter added: "The British Dental Health Foundation recommends the three following simple steps to help avoid dental disease: Brush teeth twice a day for two minutes using fluoride toothpaste, cut down on sugary foods and drinks and visit the dentist regularly as often as they recommend.
"The National Dental Helpline (0845 063 1188) is there to offer free and impartial advice to anyone who has concerns about their oral health and to those who want further guidance on how to go about improving their oral health in general.
ONE of the UK’s leading dental experts Dr Nigel Carter has been left perplexed when research into some of the country’s most bizarre oral habits was revealed earlier today.
Dr Carter, the Chief Executive of the British Dental Health Foundation, was said to be “staggered” by responses from the British public after a question in the National Dental Survey asked them what they use to pick their teeth.
Matchsticks came top of the most unusual items, with one in four men claiming they use them to pick their teeth with.
Other extraordinary implements that featured highly included business cards and bank notes while less than six percent admitted to using either a toothpick or dental floss.
Dr Carter said: “Being told that people are four times more likely to use a matchstick than a toothpick is beyond belief. The thought of somebody using a matchstick to pick their teeth with might sound quite funny at first but in reality it is actually very concerning.
“It shows that people are just willing to use whatever instrument is closest to them at the time without any thought and clearly don’t realise how much harm they could do.
Other objects that people confessed to using were pins, needles, cocktail sticks, card and the back of pierced earrings.
Dr Carter added: “A pierced earring is not exactly the most flexible of tools, it’s sharp and could easily damage the surface of the tooth and could do real damage to the gums.
Having taken a closer look at the results it also showed that more men than women use earrings to clean their teeth – could this mean that men are using their partner’s earrings to clean their teeth? This is not a pleasant thought at all.”
The most common answer people gave was the use of their fingernail, tallying one third of the votes. However, Dr Carter says that this is just as hazardous.
“A fingernail might not seem to be a dangerous implement like a matchstick, an earring or a needle, but it can still cause all sorts of problems.
Dirt under the fingernail can spread bacteria and sharp nails can cut into the gum forcing it to bleed.
“The best things to remove food from between the teeth with are the interdental brushes or wood sticks, shaped particularly for this purpose.
Although, it is vital to remember that cocktail sticks are not an adequate replacement as they are much too hard and sharp and should really be avoided.
"The survey has flagged up that only one percent of us floss. This figure needs to rapidly improve, as flossing or using an interdental brush is a vital part of a good oral health routine, removing food particles from between the teeth and plaque from against gumline. It should be done once–a–day before brushing.
"However, it is very important to be gentle, even when using proper dental floss, as jerking or snapping the floss into the gums can damage the gum tissue.”
The Foundation prides itself on giving out quality oral health information to the public so if you’re worried about the state of your smile and want to know just how to improve it you can contact the National Dental Helpline on 0845 063 1188.
The survey, which was released in line with National Smile Month (May 16 – June 16) and commissioned by its campaign sponsors Oral–B, Listerine and Orbit Complete, surveyed more than 1,000 members of the public.
The annual survey aims to investigate the dental habits and practices of those living in the UK, in order to address the levels of awareness and misconceptions there are about oral health.
Further findings from the study will be released throughout National Smile Month on the Foundation’s website at www.dentalhealth.org.
The Foundation’s three key messages throughout this year’s National Smile Month campaign of ‘Teeth 4 Life’ are to brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes using fluoride toothpaste, cut down on how often you have sugary foods and drinks and visit your dentist regularly as often as they recommend provide a firm base for a lifetime of good oral health.
We are delighted to have sponsored a colleague in the It's a Knockout activity, which took place in July 2010 in aid of the Bridge2aid charity.
This is a dental charity and sponsorship allows Bridge2aid to provide access to emergency dentistry to 50 villages in Tanzania (that's more than 12,000 people!). It also helps towards providing funds to train six clinical officers in emergency dentistry, and will affect over 60,000 people living in rural Tanzania.
The Tutbury Dental Practice are proud to have played a small part in the good work of this charity and wish them all the very best with their fund raising.