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Health begins with healthy gums

Free Gum Health Checks for all throughout May

'Oh I wish I'd looked after my teeth' said Pam Ayres the poet and she's right. It's not too late to get your mouth feeling more healthy and if  you want to keep your own teeth well into your old age you need to start with your gums. Why? because your gums are the foundations in your mouth and we all know what happens if you don't build a house on good foundations. 

Saturday 12th May is European Gum Health Day and this year the European Federation of Periodontology (gums) are trying to raise public awareness of the importance of gum health to your general health. 

To support European Gum Health Day Ben is offering a Free 15 minute Gum Health Check appointment throughout May for anyone who would like to know the current state of their Gum Health. 

Gum disease is associated with many serious chronic conditions such as cerebrovascular disease (which can lead to a Stroke), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart disease, chronic kidney disease, Type 2 diabetes, obesity and rheumatoid arthritis. Smoking and pregnancy hormones can also play a part in the progression of gum disease from Gingivitis through Periodontitis to Severe Periodontitis. Is there any reason why you wouldn't want to have a healthy mouth? 

You do not need to be a member of Life Dental & Wellbeing to take up the Free Gum Health Check offer but you do need to make an appointment by speaking to Bryony at the Practice on 01392 278843. If you have any friends or family that currently do not have a dentist and would like a Free Gum Health Check or you have concerns about their gum health then please do tell them to make an appointment. 

The EFP have issued a very easy to follow and useful guide to Gum Disease. You can find out more about how to recognise gum disease, how it progresses and how to tackle it here

If you are thinking of visiting the Exeter Food Festival tomorrow then why not pop in to Life Dental & Wellbeing which is just across the road from Exeter Central Station and make your appointment for your Free Gum Health Check..... and if you've got a sweet tooth LISTEN to what Pam has to say and don't forget to brush your teeth before you go to bed. 

Health begins with healthy gums!

Have a good weekend


Bryony Gibbons
Bryony Gibbons
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Corona Virus – Dental Update

Issue Date: 24/03/2020

On advice from the Government the practice is now closed for all routine work. 

Patients requiring urgent dental care can access this by phoning the practice between 9-11.00am each week day morning, after which one of our dentists will contact you directly to discuss what arrangements can be made to alleviate your problem. Please note that this service is for patients experiencing significant dental pain or trauma /symptom free broken fillings will not normally be deemed as requiring urgent dental care. We are happy to help non registered patients on a private fee basis. 

Outside these hours and at weekends or bank holidays please call the practice for further information that will guide you to our out of hours service. 

For patients with routine dental care we will be contacting you to rearrange your appointments on a rolling basis. Due to the unpredictable nature of what we are facing please accept our apologies if your appointment has to be pushed forward repeatedly. 

We thank you for your understanding at this difficult time and will endeavour to be look after you to the best of our ability. 

Many thanks and keep safe 

Ben Pearson and the Team