Little horrors are fang-tastic
Altrincham Dental Practice is encouraging all young spooks and ghouls to remember to brush their fangs this Halloween. "Trick or Treating is great fun but children need to make sure they give their teeth an extra special clean after all those sweets," said Chris Edwards principal dentist at Altrincham Dental Practice.
"Regularly brushing your teeth twice a day and keeping sweet for an occasional treat will mean that we won't see any Halloween horrors!"
Local dentist fundraises for MENCAP
PRESS INFORMATION: 8 October 2012
Spurred on by the amazing success of Team GB’s Brownlee brothers, local dentist Andrew Fish took part in the North’s biggest triathlon at Tatton Park last month in aid of the Sale & Altrincham branch of MENCAP. Support from friends and family, together with a generous donation from Altrincham Dental Practice, meant fundraising reached a total of £300.
“I wanted to support a local charity and draw attention to the important work they carry out in the community” says Andrew who recently joined Altrincham Dental Practice. “Sale & Altrincham MENCAP on Navigation Road was suggested by Chris Edwards, the practice owner; he worked there as a volunteer when he was at school so has firsthand experience of how people benefit from the charity’s vital services.”
“We are delighted Andrew has chosen to support us,” says Noeleen Kearns from Sale & Altrincham MENCAP, “We put a great deal of effort into fundraising so that we can continue to provide much needed services to families in the area. Our ultimate goal is to equip our sensory room, so Andrew’s fundraising efforts are very welcome.”
The Tatton Olympic triathlon course covered a 1,500m swim across the Mere, a 40km bike ride through the scenic grounds of Tatton Estate and a 10km off road run.
Read coverage in the Sale & Altrincham messenger here.
Smiley for National Smile Month
Patients at Altrincham Dental Practice have plenty to smile about thanks to the ‘Smiley’ – the symbol of this year’s National Smile Month campaign.
There is an important message behind the initiative as Chris Edwards explains; “We are pleased to support National Smile Month which is another opportunity to remind our patients of easy ways to help keep their teeth in good condition. We hope everyone enjoys taking part and remembers to look after their teeth all year round.”
National Smile Month runs from 20 May to 20 June 2012. The campaign reaches around 50 million people each year and is the biggest and most effective annual reminder of the importance of good oral health. This year’s campaign has three key messages:
- Brush your teeth for two minutes twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste
- Cut down on how often you have sugary foods and drinks
- Visit your dentist regularly, as often as they recommend.
Dental team supports Red4Heart month
We supported the British Heart Foundation’s Red for Heart month in February.
Poor oral health has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, so encouraging patients of all ages to brush their teeth twice a day and floss regularly - between visits to the dentist or hygienist - is an important part of keeping gums healthy.
Patients were invited to donate to this life-saving charity by guessing the number of red sweets in a jar – sugar free naturally! Congratulations to one of our patients who gave the closest answer and was awarded a bottle of champagne.
For coverage in the Sale & Altrincham Messenger click here
New addition to the team
We are delighted to welcome Helen Dewhurst to the Altrincham Dental Practice team.
An experienced dental nurse, Helen will be assisting our dental team and helping to look after patients during key practice sessions.
Helen has worked in the local area for a number of years. In fact, she first worked with Chris Edwards (owner of Altrincham Dental Practice) in 1994 at another practice. We are pleased to have such an experienced dental nurse join us.
Search for 'oldest' patient
We have launched a competition to find the person who is our longest-standing patient.
We know the practice was here in the 1940s but our records don’t stretch much further back than the 1960s. With the launch of our new website, we thought it would be interesting to balance the new with an acknowledgement of the practice’s past and continued presence in the local community.
Now known as Altrincham Dental Practice, it was previously AP Corless and run by Arthur Farnworth before that.
We would love to hear from anyone in the local area who visited the practice as far back as 1950 or before – please contact the team. The winner will receive champagne and flowers.
See coverage in the Sale and Altrincham Messenger here