Entries by Absolute Admin

Don’t forget Your Toothbrush!

It’s easy for your oral health to slide whilst you are away from home and out of your normal routine. Here are a few hints and tips to help with your packing…. News flash! Electric toothbrushes are portable! And travel adaptors are available if required. But if you are stuck for space a manual toothbrush […]

Talking Teeth! With Harbertonford CofE Primary School students

It’s always beneficial to share the message of good oral health, even moreso to young people. Today was a great day! Harbertonford Primary School invited me to share these main messages: 1)   brush twice a day 2)   watch out for hidden sugars In the photo, the students are completing the challenge of matching bags of […]

North and South Dental health Divide Revealed

A new report has been published that reveals a stark difference between the dental health of children in the North of England compared to those in the South. The report found that those in the South East have generally better dental health and for those in the North, it is generally poorer. The report, published […]

Poor dental health leading to malnutrition in the elderly

Few would believe that in our own first world nation that some people would suffer from Malnutrition. However a recent paper published by the Faculty of Dental Surgery specifically mentions Malnutrition in one group of people. The elderly. “Malnutrition. One of the immediate consequences of having an oral health problem is that people can find […]

Home visits – from a Dental Therapist viewpoint

Did you know our care extends beyond our treatment rooms in Kingsbridge? Some patients are no longer able to attend their appointments here at Absolute. So we take our care to them. Of course, we cannot take the dental chair with us! What we can bring is warm conversation & gentle guidance. The essential part of […]

Can we give you, or someone you know, any extra help?

As we get a little older (or as I like to think, “more vintage”) things can become trickier or take a little longer. Looking after you teeth can fall into this category, in my job as a dental hygienist/dental therapist I see a fair portion of the ageing population, you might be reading this as an […]

Swimarathon Success!

Friday 13th was definitely a lucky day for some of the Absolute Team! Your hygienists Rachael and Christina together with Kirsty, Ellie and myself made up a team of super girls taking part in this year’s Swimarathon. The event was organised by the Kingsbridge Estuary Rotary Club and took place at the Quayside leisure centre […]

HPV vaccination failure condemned across the dental profession

HPV (human Papilloma Virus) is to be refused to adolescent boys in the future. 400,000 boys will remain unvaccinated every year. This has been criticised by our profession as this vaccine could protect boys from HPV related cancers. HPV is one of the leading causes of mouth cancer and without the vaccination our profession will […]

Gum Disease = 70% More Likely to Develop Alzheimers

A link between gum disease and cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease has recently been established. A joint study led by Kings College London and the University of Southampton concluded that gum disease is associates with an increase in cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease, possibly via mechanisms linked to the body’s inflammatory response. Patients who suffered […]