We would like to wish all of our patients a very Happy New Year! It was a busy year at Horbury Dental Care and Implant Clinic in 2017 with lot’s of exciting things going on, let’s take a look back at some of our biggest achievements of 2017….
Our winning of the Best Team -North East award at the Dentistry Awards was published in the Dentistry magazine which featured a short interview with our practice Director Mark Willings.
Horbury Dental Care sponsored the Silcoates Rugby tour of South Africa, we love to support our local schools! Keeping up with technology - we introduced patient WI-FI to our waiting areas.Our most exciting announcement of March was the opening of surgery 10 – our dedicated hygiene surgery!
One of our receptionists Catherine took part in the Wakefield 10K to raise money for Wakefield Hospice Louise, a dental nurse here at Horbury tied the knot with her now husband LewisWe celebrated National Pet Day with a funky collage of all our staff pets from Horbury Dental Care.
Our reception team attended the BDA training day in London – we pride ourselves on delivering world class service! We celebrated National Smile Month by posting hints, tips and information on keeping your mouth healthy on our Facebook page.
Team HDC hiked the Yorkshire 3 Peaks to raise money for Wakefield Hospice and completed it in 12 gruelling hours! We visited Silcoates school to take part in career day to give career advice to the Year 10 students.
Harriet Willings, daughter of practice owner Mark Willings graduated as a fully qualified dentist from Newcastle University - Harriet marks the 5th generation of dentists in the Willings family!
We hit the 200 ‘like’ mark on our Facebook page! We held an summer prize draw that included an electric toothbrush and hygiene kit – look out for more give away’s on our Facebook page.
Belinda, a dental nurse here at HDC got married at the wonderful Wentbridge House to her partner Rich
We held our annual Macmillan Coffee Morning to raise money to beat cancer – it was a success as ususal!
November marks Mouth Cancer Awareness Month – in order to raise awareness we posted tips, facts and advice on our Facebook page throughout the month
Staff at HDC hosted a careers evening in partnership with Wakefield Girls High School. Students from the school attended the practice and were given talks on dentistry and shown a ‘hands on’ idea of what it would be like to be a dentist.
Staff at HDC celebrated Christmas by attending a Yurt party in Harrogate, an amazing night was had by all!
Now we are at the start of 2018 – who knows what is in store for HDC this year! Here are a few ‘New Years Resolution’ ideas for our patients….
Start your new year with a new toothbrush. If, like many people, you stick with the same toothbrush until the bristles are looking really worn, you have probably not been getting rid of the bacteria that accumulates on the gums, potentially leading to gum disease. A toothbrush (or electric brush head) should be replaced at least every three months to ensure efficient cleaning of both the teeth and gums.
Probably not high on people’s new year ‘to do’ list, but if you don’t already, add dental floss or interdental brushes to your next shopping list. This is probably one of the biggest things that you can do to improve your oral health, yet only around one in five of us currently do this. Although it may appear tricky at first, many patients at Horbury Dental Care who have been shown how to floss correctly, find it an easy task to perform and have been surprised at the benefits it has provided.
Cut down the sugar
Increasingly, sugar is being seen as a major threat to our health. This not only applies to medical conditions such as diabetes, which in itself also causes dental issues, but also to our oral health. Sugar consumption is known to cause tooth decay, but also provides fuel for the bacteria that lead to gum diseases such as gingivitis and periodontitis. By reducing your sugar consumption, you also increase the chances of having healthy teeth and gums.
Come and say hello!
If you live in the West Yorkshire area, why not consider taking advantage of the services that we offer at our modern dental practice. Along with offering excellent oral health care provision for all the family, we also offer specialist dentistry along with many modern tooth replacement systems such as dental implants, that can really help you to have an attractive and confident smile.