Welcome to Genix Healthcare in Marske. Our three surgery practice is located in Marske Square, near to Greggs.
My name is Bethany Sleeman and I am a Dual Site Practice Manager for Genix Healthcare Marske and Genix Healthcare Skelton.
Firstly let me introduce you to my wonderful team…
All staff within the practice are qualified dental nurses.
Gabrielle Noble is my Senior Dental Nurse who operates between the two sites.
We have Andrea Boyd and Lisa Hodgson whose welcoming faces are always on reception meeting, greeting and making all of our patients comfortable.
Megan Davies, Samantha Plummer, Sianyce Jones and Leigh-Ann Baxter are the friendly faces you see in the surgery chair side with your dentist. We are just about to welcome two new nurses to the practice!
At the practice, we have two full time dentists, Mr G Rowden, who is also North East Clinical Lead and a Director on the Board for Genix Healthcare LTD. Mr G Rowden has also just recently been nominated at the annual dental awards for ‘Dentist of the Year’ and got into the finals in Birmingham!
There is also Ms A Padbidri, who works full time at the practice. Ms Padbidri, (we call her Aditi) is currently studying for her diploma in restorative dentistry!
We also have a part time dentist at the practice, Ms L Subramanya, we call her Lavanya.
If we haven’t already met you yet, we look forward to introducing ourselves and meeting you when you next visit. In the meantime, here is a bit more information for you. If you have any questions about the practice give us a call and we will be more than happy to help.
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; many family practices welcome children by
providing toys and separate play areas in their waiting rooms, and it has even been known for some children to demand a return visit to the dentist to play with their favourite toy!
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.
If you are not currently registered with a practice, or do not like the practice you are registered with, do not worry. Our books are open to all new patients. Pop down or give the practice a call to make your first appointment now. We will be happy to speak to you.
Suffering with sensitive teeth is surprisingly common, and applies to anyone who has experienced a painful, stinging sensation through a tooth or teeth when they eat or drink something hot or cold. For some people sweet or sour substances, or biting on something hard, has the same effect, and even being outside on a freezing windy day can provoke tooth pain for an unlucky few.
There are all sorts of reasons why teeth become sensitive. Just normal everyday activities like brushing your teeth with too severe a toothbrush or chewing abrasive foods can wear down a tooth’s protective enamel coating and expose the nerves inside, making them ‘jump’ when they feel a sudden change of temperature or relative pH. (pH is the name of the units used to measure how acid [sweet or sour] something is. pH7 is neutral, below 7 is alkaline and above 7 is acid. An orange, for example, contains citric acid, and so would register higher than pH7. )
Teeth can also be made sensitive by some cosmetic bleaching procedures which apply chemicals against the surface of the teeth to improve their whiteness, fillings or cracks in the teeth, or gum disease. Nocturnal tooth grinding (bruxism) will obviously eventually wear away the enamel and cause sensitivity, and as people get older their gums often recede around the base of their teeth and begin to expose the roots, and this too has a sensitising effect. As well as causing staining on the teeth, smoking is well known to increase the likelihood over time of gum recession and sensitivity.
With so many potential causes, it’s easy to see why tooth sensitivity is so common. Fortunately, the symptoms are easy to treat with specialist toothpastes and mouthwashes, and if you’re a lover of ice cream but it hurts when you eat it, help is at hand!
A visit to our dental practices located throughout the UK will put you in touch with professional advice to tackle your own particular sensitivity problem. There’s no need to go on suffering!
We hope this gives you a bit of an insight into our practice. At Skelton, we strive to achieve the best possible service we are able to deliver. Your feedback helps us to improve our services where necessary. We look forward to seeing you next time you visit Genix.
Bethany & The Team.
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