DID YOU KNOW that the average American consumes 1.8 pounds of gum each year? As for us Brits, we are the second biggest consumers of gum in the world; with 120 to 130 sticks per person each year With so much gum going into our mouths it’s important to know how chewing gum affects our dental health. You may have heard that it’s both good and bad for your teeth… so what’s the real answer? Read on to find out!Read More
THUMB SUCKING IS NORMAL for infants, but many parents wonder about its effect on their child’s future dental health. As a parent, you may have questions such as, “When should I be worried about thumb sucking?” or, “What will happen if my child continues to suck their thumb?”Read More
DO YOU REMEMBER losing your baby teeth? For children, it is an extremely important milestone that symbolizes becoming a “big kid!” Losing their first tooth—and every tooth after that—is a special moment, not only because they’ll be receiving a visit from the tooth fairy, but also because it is a sign they are growing up.Read More
Hi, I’m Angie and I’m one of the dedicated Dental Hygiene Therapists here at Synergy.
I’ve had a lovely time getting to know all of our loyal patients since joining the team in October 2010, so I thought it was about time you learned a little bit about me.Read More
ONE of the most distressing things I see as a dental hygiene therapist are young children whose teeth are in such poor condition that extraction is the only option.
This happened only recently at the practice where a new patient, a four-year-old boy, had to have several decaying teeth removed. His poor mum was wracked with guilt because she thought she had made the right choices for him, but was forced to concede that she should really have known better.Read More