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‘Green Dentistry’

‘Green Dentistry’

The dental industry is notorious for its large carbon footprint. We know dentistry as teeth, diagnosis, treatments dental care, but each and every practice produces unfriendly waste! Here at Archway we feel we have a role to play in helping to tackle climate change and we are actively working on and identifying ways we can help and deliver services more sustainably.

How can we do this??

  • We are identifying the areas we need to improve on.
  • We are implementing alternatives.
  • Researching and looking at ways we can improve.

 

Here are a few of the changes we have been working on and will continue to participate towards saving our planet….

  • Changing to Digital X-rays – not only are patients exposed to less radiation but we no longer generate chemicals, paper, lead waste.
  • We have been trying to reduce our paper waste, patient files are electronic.
  • In our waiting areas our magazines are recycled and we have reduced the volume and frequency of magazines.
  • We support the local Kicks Count Charity and have a recycling box in our waiting room and encourage patients or anyone in the community to bring in there dental waste to recycle.
  • We are actively encouraging our patients to have recall reminders via SMS and email.
  • We have just ordered re-usable metal mouthwash cups we can sterilise to get rid our biggest plastic waste!
  • Currently we are working on reducing our paper/plastic waste through our sterilisation pouches, and looking at alternative ways to do this but still be compliant.
  • Using social media to encourage our patients to recycle and participate.

“It’s all our responsibility”

 

Dry Mouth

Dry Mouth… We now sell ‘Bioxtra Dry Mouth Oral Gel’

Dry mouth is a condition which affects the flow of saliva causing your mouth to feel dry.

It can be caused by simply just getting older, or a side effect of the menopause. It can be a side effect of medication, or medical treatments such radiotherapy to the head and neck. And it can be caused by a medical conditions such as diabetes.

Dry mouth can cause a higher rate of decay, affect the taste of foods and making it harder to eat drier foods and furthermore can cause bad breathe and is generally uncomfortable for the patient.

We now sell Bioextra dry mouth oral gel, it is alcohol and menthol free, and mimics saliva’s natural activity and provides a normal balance of saliva in the mouth with a fresh breath.

We offer many different dental product for sale, inter-dental brushes, floss, electric toothbrushes, Blue M products, toothpastes do pop by and have a look ?

Your one stop local dental shop ?

6 Main Reasons You Need a Regular Dental Health Review

6 Main Reasons You Need A Regular Dental Health Review (Check Up)

1. For oral cancer detection.
2. To look and examine for gum disease and provide professional help with dental hygiene.
3. To check for any cavities, damaged fillings, broken teeth.
3.To offer advice on stopping smoking, incorrect brushing techniques, dietary advice and much more…
4.X-rays if necessary to diagnose problems that cannot be seen by the naked eye.
5.To check jaw opening, lymph nodes and neck area for any abnormalities.
6. To identify any unnoticed signs of larger health issues.

A dental health review (check up) is as important as any other health screening appointment so ensure you attend regularly!!

MY FIRST BLOG!

OK, so. Here it goes.

Hello I am Hannah and I am a registered Dental Nurse at The Archway.

I recently went on a marketing trip along with my boss (Felicity) and manager (Heidi) up to Manchester to learn how to promote Felicity’s business. I took a lot away with me that day but one of the main things I learnt was that people like to read blogs? Really? People are interested in other people’s lives. I’ve never really read a blog; I haven’t ever really been interested in blogging? How am I going to write a blog?  All of these questions were going through my mind.  As it was a dental marketing trip I assumed the business coach meant blogging about dentistry. NOPE. He suggested blogging about human interests, things that people may be interested in knowing about, maybe writing about yourself, things that you are up to. WHAT? I’m not very interesting; I’m just a dental nurse with two dogs and a fiancé. I would say I’ve got a pretty normal life. Nothing interesting happens to me. But here I am writing my VERY FIRST BLOG?

I’ve written a blog about a blog.

Happy first blog to me! YAY!