Today is National No Smoking Day!
Did you know that smoking increases your risk of gum disease, makes you more likely to need root canal treatment and is a cause of bad breath!
If you'd like to give us smoking click here to find the help and support you need!
The World Health Organisation has recently suggested that we half our sugar intake to 5% of our daily calorie intake.
We all know that sugar is found in foods like chocolate, sweets, cake and fizzy drinks but what most people don't know is that almost everything contains sugar!
The chart below was published in the times and gives you some very useful information!
Another reason to keep your teeth clean!
Scientists have discovered a type of bacteria found in the mouth that contributes to the cause of rhematoid arthritis.
Click here to read the full story.
The best way to keep your mouth healthy is to brush twice a day, clean in between your teeth regularly and restrict sugary and acidic foods to meal times. Visiting your dentist and hygienist regularly will also help you avoid dental disease.
We are excited to announce that Zoom Whitening is now available at Birchfield Dental Practice!
The amazing Zoom system can dramatically whiten your teeth in as little as an hour with most patients seeing as much as a 6 shade improvement in tooth colour!
Click here to find out more about Zoom or call us on 01425 615080 to book your FREE no obligation consultation today!
This article was published by the Daily Mail this week and has a number of our patients who use this mouthwash concerned about its safety.
We wanted to reassure you that it is safe.
This study is not sufficient to question the safety of this product.
We recommend this product to those suffering with periodontal disease, it should only be used in the short term and is scientifically proven to help treat gum disease.
It has been scientifically proven beyond doubt that the presence of gum disease plays a major role in the risk of heart disease amongst other diseases such as diabetes and alzheimer's therefore we would urge our patients to continue with any treatment or products that have been recommend to them by their dentist or hygienist.
If you have any concerns please get in touch.
The start of a New Year brings out the desire to change things for the better and provides a great opportunity to turn this desire into action.
Many people make New Years Resolutions about self improvement, whether it be to lose weight, improve fitness or general well being or even your appearance.
Your smile is a great place to start, you would be amazed at the transformation that can be achieved with some simple, affordable cosmetic techniques.
To celebrate the New Year we are offering FREE consultations to anyone that wants to discuss the options for improving your smile.
Call today on 01425 615080 to book your appointment (offer ends 31.01.14)
We are please to announce a very exciting opportunity at Birchfield Dental Practice!
We are currently seeking a Treatment Co-ordinator (TCO) to join our team.
This is a brand new role and would suit someone with previous TCO experience or an experienced dental nurse who has the desire to progress into this role.
The ideal candidate will be a qualified Dental Nurse with at least 5 years post qualification experience. You must be GDC registered. The successful candidate will be required to complete a TCO training programme.
The TCO will be responsible for supporting the clinical team and facilitating the delivery of exceptional customer care at all levels. The ultimate aim of this role is to improve the patient experience and positively impact the success of the practice.
· Qualified, registered dental nurse
· Faultless communication skills- the ability to communicate both verbally and in writing is essential
· Customer service experience- the ability to anticipate and identify the needs of the patient and facilitate the delivery of exceptional customer care
· Excellent Computer Skills- experience of the EXACT system, proficient in the use of Microsoft Office
· Sound knowledge and understanding of all dental treatments
· Good listener- the ability to build rapport and put people at ease
· Proactive- must continually make the maximum contribution to practice success
· Personable- must be able to build key relationships with colleagues and patients
· Creative- the ability to continually assess and improve systems and processes
· Team Player
· Confident & well groomed
· Good numeracy skills
· Sales experience
· Radiography qualified
· Clinical Photography experience
· Implant experience
· Orthodontic experience
This is a full-time position working 38 hours a week. This position is offered on a 6 month fixed term contract with a view to make it permanent if its implementation is successful.
The rate of pay will be £10.50 per hour plus performance related bonuses.
Please submit your CV or email email@example.com for more information. Closing date for applications is 31st December 2013.
We are excited to announce that we now have a fantastic opportunity available for someone that is passionate about a career as a dental nurse!
The role of the dental nurse is ever expanding and has excellent future prospects!
We are now recruiting for an apprentice dental nurse to join our team.
You will be fully supported in the completion of the Diploma in Dental Nursing and will learn the role with hands on experience from the very start.
If you want to pursue a career in dental nursing or know someone else who does please get in touch!
If you would like to find out more please contact Emily at the practice on 01425 615080 or email your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you're regularly suffering with headaches, migraines, pain behind the eyes or even neck and shoulder pain your teeth could be the problem!
Headaches can be a real pain in the..........head!
Living with recurrent headaches can be a debilitating affliction. So how do you know what is causing your symptoms and what can you do to fix it?
Around 1 in 4 adults in the UK are affected by symptoms of 'TMJ' (jaw joint) dysfunction, these symptoms include headaches, migraines, facial pain, pain behind the eyes, neck and shoulder pain, tooth grinding and clenching (to name a few).
These symptoms can occur when the teeth do not meet correctly, this is known as malocclusion or bite problems and they ar.
The effects of bite problems can range in severity and can include worn or flattened teeth, continued sensitivity or toothache with no apparent cause.
Take our Bite Quiz to find out if we could help you.
Click here to find out more about bite problems and treatments.
If you are living with symptoms of TMJ dysfunction there is some good news! At Birchfield Dental Practice we have undertaken a great deal of training to be able to help you. We are able to offer a full range of services to ease your symptoms and resolve your bite problems. The even better news is that you can now book your BITE Consultation online for just £30, click here to book your appointment or call us on 01425 615080.
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