Providing NHS
and Private Dentistry
NHS Denplan

Beeston (Leeds)

OUR FIRST NEWSLETTER!

Welcome to Genix Healthcare – Beeston!!!

I would firstly like to start by thanking you for reading our new newsletter news! There will be a new newsletter published every three months, just for you!

Meet the Team

Shanicea France – Dual Site Practice Manager
Subhana Akhtar – Dental Nurse
Fereshteh Fattahi – Dental Nurse
Rowanne Campbell – Dental Nurse
Michelle Barrow – Dental Nurse AKA Shelley.

We all welcomed Shelley back with open arms in February 2015 as she returned to the team after a period of time away.

“Shelley States that is fantastic to be back, She loves the atmosphere of the practice and missed the patients dearly. She enjoys working with Gina and enjoys coming to work!”

Sapphire Dixon – Trainee Dental Nurse (Well done Sapphire for passing all dental nursing exams) Sapphire is currently awaiting certificates.
Ahmera Bi – Trainee Dental Nurse (Well done Ahmera on recently passing your Maths Exam and Good Luck with the rest of the course).
Lena Bernardo – Dentist
Gina Marinescu – Dentist
Amber Syed – Dentist

THE THREE DENTAL MUSKATEERS

There has recently been a high turnover of staff, however we do now have permanent member of staff and dentists in our team.

All three dentists are new and have come to replace Mr & Mrs Bergin who retired in August 2014 and Miss Healy who went on an exciting new adventure to Australia.
Lena works full time and is well known among the team for being the loudest out of the three. She is renowned for her sense of humour.

Gina works every day but Wednesday, She has a beautiful baby boy who she devotes her Wednesdays to.

Amber is our newest addition to the team. She is our only employed dentist with the group and is helping us out here until a replacement is found.

PRACTICE PLANS

We are pleased to inform you of our most recent plans for refurbishment and apologies in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.  It should have no effect on surgery or appointment time, so don’t worry about appointments being cancelled due to this.
The work to be carried out is currently being discussed and plans being made.  However we hope to have it started within the next few weeks.  I hope you are as excited as the team is to have glamorous new Genix Surgeries.

We look forward to seeing the end results and before and after photos’ will be put in the newsletter for all to see once complete.

As you can see, we have already had the reception, waiting area and decontamination room complete and all surgeries have been painted.  With all tools at the ready, we can complete the beautification of the surgeries.

PROTECTING YOUR TEETH FROM DECAY

Fifty years ago, even thirty years ago, it was quite rare for an adult to have a full set of teeth with no fillings. Today, with more advanced fluoride toothpastes and oral care products, by following a few simple rules throughout life, it’s possible to much more effectively protect your teeth against decay, and hugely reduce the need to have them repaired with fillings.

Tooth decay is caused by the plaque deposits, which gradually build up on everyone’s teeth. Some of the bacteria, which cause and live in the plaque produce acid, and as time passes this attacks and weakens the outer layer of protective enamel which covers the tooth. The acid is then able to enter the softer, sensitive interior of the tooth and cause decay. Diet can also play a part in predisposing tooth decay, especially sugary foods and soft drinks, which is why parents are recommended to regulate their children’s intake of sweets and sweetened fruit drinks.  In fact, this is good advice for all of us.

The most obvious symptom of tooth decay is toothache, but there are also less severe warning signs. You may notice your teeth are becoming sensitive to hot and cold, becoming discoloured or spotty, or there is an unpleasant taste in your mouth. Perhaps the most embarrassing symptom is bad breath (halitosis).  Whenever you notice any changes to your teeth or gums, you should make an appointment with your dentist.

The best ways to prevent tooth decay is to reduce frequency and quantity of sugary foods and drinks in the diet and to use a fluoride toothpaste as fluoride helps to strengthen tooth enamel.  Tooth brushing is the next best way but will not be effective if the diet is poor. You should also clean between your teeth whenever you brush, using a medicated cord dental floss or interdental brushes, which come in different widths to fit different size spaces.

You should visit a dentist regularly so you can be confident your teeth are strong and healthy, and any sign of decay is recognised and treated quickly to keep your mouth and breath fresh and your teeth safe.

WHEN TO BRING YOUR CHILD TO THE DENTIST

There are a number of reasons why it’s a good idea to introduce children to regularly visiting the dentist from an early age.

Perhaps the most important is to encourage the child to take such visits for granted, and so form a lifelong habit which will ensure they look after their teeth as they grow up, and afterwards as adults they will continue to have a regular check up and not hesitate to seek professional help whenever they need it.

As parents we should always remember that healthy teeth and gums make a significant, positive contribution throughout life to a person’s overall good health, social confidence and chosen way of living.

It’s also important that children get used to the sights, sounds and smells of a dental practice before they need treatment themselves, so if you take them with you when you keep your own appointments, they will have more confidence when it’s their turn. Children are naturally curious, and you can explain what the dentist does so they know why you are there and what to expect;

Although individual family circumstances will vary – for example an opportunity may come earlier or a little later depending on other family members’ appointments (especially true for rural based families where transport may be difficult) – it’s normally recommended that a child’s teeth are checked at between 2 or 3 years of age. The dentist can confirm that the teeth are developing satisfactorily, that the child’s mouth is healthy, and also notice anything unusual that might cause concern in the future.

At the same time you can ask the dentist for advice on diet, bottles and the best way to clean the child’s teeth.  One of the questions most often asked is when to start using a fluoride toothpaste; you can be sure that our dentist will give you professional, proven advice on how best to care for your child’s teeth and gums.

TILL THE NEXT TIME

We hope this gives you a bit of an insight into our practice.  At Beeston, we greatly appreciate your feedback so we can improve our services. We look forward to seeing you next time you visit Genix.

Shanicea

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