Entries by Absolute Admin

Benefits and Balance when it comes to Fruit in our Diet

An Oral Health Organisation study has revealed that almost 60% are more likely to reach for a piece of fruit than a chocolate bar. This shows in general that we are more sugar savvy and take this into consideration when choosing our foods. As a nation we have become more health conscious and more aware […]

5 Obscure Christmas Traditions from Across the Globe

Christmas traditions, every family has them! Whether it be eating christmas dinner in your pajamas, or dressing up, or dressing up the dogs in pajamas, waiting till dusk to open your presents or up well before dawn; it’s not christmas in our house without a ‘lively family debate’ (or argument), traditions do bring us together […]

Our Hot Drink Culture is Ruining Our Teeth!

One in seven British adults are now regularly exceeding their sugar intake – from tea and coffee alone, a recent survey showed. 31% of adults add sugar to each cup of tea or coffee they drink 16% of those add at least one teaspoon 3% add more than three teaspoons of sugar to every cup! […]

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 […]