Hi, my name is Jo and I have been a qualified hygienist for over 13 years, and I’m not embarrassed to say that I love my career. I have more passion for dentistry now than when I first qualified, and love being able to help my patients maintain their gum health and leave an appointment with me feeling fresh, clean and healthy.
The Sparkle Fairy has come together out of my love for not only dental hygiene but for my patients. During my many years as a hygienist I have met so many wonderful patients who have expressed to me the difficulty that some of their loved ones have attending dental appointments, which got me thinking, surely everyone deserves to have good quality dental hygiene care and why not provide that to the patient on their terms rather than ours.
So out with fixed practice times, out with the fixed dental practice setting and in with a more flexible way of delivering dental hygiene care to suit our patient needs, and at a time and place that suits them.
I am sure that you will love this new style of oral hygiene and I so look forward to treating you, to better your oral health and to help you maintain healthy gums for life.
Oral Hygiene treatment where you want, when you want!
Had fun at the showcase and made some great purchases!
On Saturday 24th October 2015, we spent the day at the Dental Showcase walking the aisles and keeping up to date on all the latest goings on in dentistry. We had a great time and came away from the show with some great ideas about how to push our business forward and provide our patients with an even better service, with great new benefits.
We purchased our very first Zoom in-chair laser whitening system which will be available to our patients to take advantage of within the next two weeks. And we also secured our very own IOS and Android app which will be available to download in about a month's time. Stay tuned for more info regarding our new mobile app.
We are so excited to provide these new services to our patients and we feel they will be of great value, not only to us, but our patients also.
Mouth Cancer Action Month is a charity campaign which aims to raise awareness of mouth cancer and make a difference by saving thousands of lives through early detection and prevention.
Throughout November they will be aiming to get more mouth cancers diagnosed at an early stage by increasing education of the risk factors and signs and symptoms while encouraging everybody to discuss them with their dental professional.
As long-time campaigners for mouth cancer, everybody at the British Dental Health Foundation is passionate and committed to increasing awareness of the disease and reducing the number of lives lost to it every year.
In the UK, more than 6,700 people were diagnosed with mouth cancer last year. The disease has grown by a third in the last decade – and remains one of very few cancers which are predicted to increase further in the coming years – that’s why Mouth Cancer Action Month is so important.
Although there are risk factors heavily linked to the disease, mouth cancer can affect anybody – that’s why it’s so important that we all know what to look out for. The campaign is all about taking action. Don’t leave that ulcer unattended for more than three weeks. Don’t ignore that unusual lump or swelling or red and white patches in your mouth. Early detection could save your life.
Mouth cancer takes the lives of more than 2,000 people each year in the UK, which is more than testicular and cervical cancer combined. Mouth cancer also takes more lives a year than road traffic accidents. By knowing more about the risk factors, living healthier lifestyles and by learning what to look out we can help reduce our risk and lower the number of lives that mouth cancer effects.
This year, they want everybody to help and get involved in Mouth Cancer Action Month. Whether you’re on your own or as part of a team, they have lots of ways you can be part of the campaign and really make a difference.
So head on over to the Mouth Cancer Action Month to find out more. Also please watch the video below from oral cancer survivor Michael Douglas.
Make sure you know who is carrying out your treatment.
This article by the General Dental Council (GDC) is an article which highlights an area within dentistry that we, as a sector, are trying to diminish. All too often there are incidents of illegal practice where innocent members of the public think they are being treated by a dental care professional but in fact are getting sub-standard treatment from unscrupulous individuals who have in fact no training at all and are not registered professionals in the GDC.
Click here to read the full article detailing how the GDC's illegal practice team is tackling this issue, and what happens to those that don't obey the rules.