Newsletter 2018

Welcome to our Summer/Autumn Newsletter which provides news and updates about our practice and staff, plus some useful tips about looking after your teeth and maintaining your oral health.

Fresh Face at KDC

We would like to give a warm welcome to a new member of staff at Kendal Dental Care.

Our new dental therapist, Toni Goodwin, will be providing preventative and restorative care for our patients. Toni began as a dental nurse in 2007 and found a passion for dentistry. She then went on to study at the University of Liverpool and is now a qualified dental therapist. Toni is also qualified to treat and restore children’s teeth. She is proving to be a great asset to the team at Kendal Dental Care.

Farewell to Jacquie

We are very sad to say goodbye to our hygienist Jacquie Bamber and would like to wish her the very best for the future.

Euro Perio

Ruth and Toni jetted off to Amsterdam in late June to attend ‘Euro Perio’, which featured over 120 speakers from all over the world who are masters in the field of periodontology. The event held TED style talks, a debate session and even a live surgery.


DRINK WATER This summer, stay hydrated and healthy but think carefully when you choose your beverage – some drinks can increase your risk of tooth decay. Avoid sugary, acidic soft drinks. Keep your mouth moist by drinking water throughout the day. This helps wash away plaque-causing bacteria and can even improve your breath.

STOCK A HEALTHY KITCHENKeep the summer from being an “acid attack” on your family’s teeth by investing in healthy snacks. It’s hard to limit snacking when the kids are home all day but you can stock the fridge with healthy options. Be sure to keep the fruits and veggies washed and ready. You'll feel better about snacking when the kids are reaching for blueberries and strawberries instead of sweets and biscuits.

KEEP UP THAT ORAL HYGIENE Brushing twice a day and flossing daily is as important in the summer as it is at any other time but with holidays away from home, days spent at the pool or beach and other activities, don’t be surprised if you frequently need to remind your kids to brush and floss.


In our previous newsletters we have included a feature on getting the smile we deserve. We conclude with Part 3 by our principal, Stuart Crook.

PART 3 – ABC – Composite

Our front teeth can thin, wear and chip over time.

Not only can this feel rough on our tongue but it affects how our teeth look and therefore our smile.

Worn teeth are also shortened and less visible when we’re smiling which can prematurely age us.

Whilst we don’t necessarily have to straighten and whiten our teeth before we address these chips/wear, doing so will often give us a better result.

Replacing this lost tooth substance can be as simple as bonding some tooth coloured filling material to the edges of your teeth. The art is blending it in to disguise it.

There you have it – often improving your smile is as simple as A B C.

If you feel that you would like to discuss anything you have read here, please let us know.

Remember – a great smile doesn’t happen by chance!


Did you know…

Snacking on foods like apples, pears, celery or carrot sticks can help to scrub off plaque build up, as they stimulate saliva to wash away cavity causing bacteria.

Make sure you avoid too many sugary, carbonated drinks like cola, beer or even gin and tonic over the summer months as these can leave you vulnerable to these bad bacteria. Many of us enjoy snacks like crisps and popcorn, however these can stick to your teeth, giving cavity-causing bacteria the chance to attack your teeth.

This is why it is important for us to develop and maintain a regular oral health routine from when we’re children. Effective brushing should begin as soon as our first primary teeth erupt.

Give your feedback!

We always welcome feedback from our patients and continually strive to improve our care. It’s extremely important for us to know how our patients feel about our practice and the treatment they receive.

Please pick up one of the forms in reception, or the upstairs waiting room, to give us your feedback regarding your visit to Kendal Dental Care.



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