Exeter - the new California?

Corona Virus – Dental Update

Issue Date: 15/6/2020

Dear All

Life Dental & Wellbeing is now open.

We are not running at full capacity yet as we are phasing our return to the new normal so please be patient if you are struggling to get through to us or waiting to hear back from you about an appointment. As expected, the way we operate will be a bit different but please do be reassured that we will continue to look after you and your oral health in a safe clinical environment.

If you have a dental appointment in the coming weeks we will be contacting you the day before to talk through the appointment procedure and ensure that you are happy to attend.

If you have a dental emergency please call the practice during normal working hours and we will endeavour to help you, however please be aware that there are some restrictions on the treatments we can undertake during the current Alert Status. Outside normal working hours and at weekends or on Bank Holidays please call the practice for further information that will guide you through the Out of Hours service.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Ben Pearson and the team 

World heart day

It's World Heart Day and the British Heart Foundation are encouraging us to make heart-healthy choices at home and at work. Whether it be getting active, reducing stress or eating a healthier diet, these lifestyle changes can help reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular disease. The website has lots of great advice and tips and if we only adopt one thing then we are making a start to help our heart.
Ben's just come back from San Francisco and he was full of the California lifestyle. He brought back Seaweed snacks and gluten fee, fat free, sugar free Pomegranate 'hard candy' much to the children's disgust although they forgave him when he revealed the San Francisco Giants merchandise - baseball hats and enormous foam fingers all round!

Not one to usually benefit from a trip abroad (I mustn't be ungrateful for the various 'last chance to not mess up - duty free' gifts I have received in the past) I was particularly pleased with my Jawbone Up3 Tracker that apparently Ben had bought me for Christmas but then realised he hadn't bought me anything else so had to give it to me now - result!! It's actually rather good and I am slightly obsessed with it still and that's a week after I got it. There are various devices out there to choose from but I like this one because it isn't too obvious to look at, it was really easy to set up, it tells me if I have had a good night's sleep and sets me little challenges to keep me motivated. It also vibrates if I sit still for too long amongst other very clever things.

So on World Heart Day the British Heart Foundation wants us to get active, reduce our stress levels and eat more healthily. My Up is ensuring I am doing over 12000 steps a day and drinking 8 glasses of water, the sun is out which has got to reduce stress levels surely and I had beetroot soup for lunch - how smug am I? Perhaps Exeter is the new California.

Bryony Gibbons
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