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10/Feb/2016

Anyone who knows Martin Southon of St Stephens Dental Practice and his wife Lucy will be aware they are extremely keen supporters of cancer charities. Last year donations were collected at St Stephens Practice for Cancer Research.

Lucy Southon decided she was going to run her first full marathon, 26.2 miles for Race for Life, a division of Cancer Research. In the summer Martin and Lucy has a fund raising party at their house in Petham.

All of these fund raising activities raised over £4300 for Cancer Research.

The patients at St Stephens Dental Practice have been officially thanked with a special Certificate of Appreciation from Cancer Research UK’s local fundraising manager, Lynette Farley.

This year at St Stephens Dental Practice we are continuing to raise funds for Cancer Research UK as this charity raises funds for a cause that is so far reaching there cannot be many people who have not been directly affected or who know someone who is.

Lucy will be running another Race for Life marathon in October and wants to beat her previous time of 5 ¼ hours.

AND we want to beat our previous figure of £4300!

So please support this extremely worthy cause with us at St Stephens Dental Practice where we will give you the confidence to smile and by our charity work hope to give cancer sufferers something to smile about as well.


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03/Feb/2016

The New Year is often a great opportunity to get fighting fit and give your self-esteem a boost. You may be eating healthier or trying to exercise more. But did you know that smiling is actually deemed your most attractive feature?

And with Valentine’s Day fast approaching, why not put as much effort into your smile as you are the rest of your body?

Teeth whitening is a great way to improve self-confidence. Not only do whiter teeth look more pleasing, they will also encourage you to smile more often and show off your pearly whites. It’s also been proven that those who smile more are deemed more approachable. So don’t delay. Give us a call today and one of our expert dentists will be able to give you a gleaming smile just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Perhaps it’s not the colour of your teeth that bothers you, but the fact they’re crooked or misaligned? The great news is that you don’t have to worry about ‘train tracks’ anymore. Today, there are a number of discreet, ‘invisible’ options available, so you can look forward to straighter teeth without a mouth full of metal. Get in touch soon because modern braces can begin to improve the position of your teeth almost immediately.

Many of us are also trying to get in shape for the spring and summer. At rest we usually burn 1 calorie a minute just being alive. Did you know that kissing burns 2-3 calories a minute. So not only is kissing fun and pleasant you can also start to burn up more calories!

Finally, you may like to know that smooching increases saliva production which reduces your chances of cavities. But if you suffer from bad breath, you may be out of luck. Therefore, if you’re hoping for an enchanting kiss this Valentine’s Day, make sure you’re keeping bad breath at bay.

The leading cause of bad breath is poor dental hygiene, and even if you’re brushing twice a day, you could be missing vital parts of your mouth. The best way to ensure your mouth is completely clean and bacteria free is to have a scale and polish. This painless procedure is used to remove build-ups of plaque and tartar, often resulting in the mouth feeling cleaner than ever before. So you’ll have nothing to worry about other than choosing the right time to plant a kiss on your loved one.

We will also give you the latest advice about the best tooth cleaning products and techniques.

If you would like more information about any of the treatments mentioned here, or to book an appointment to come and see us, don’t hesitate to call our friendly team on at St Stephens Dental Practice 01227 452668. We will give you the confidence to smile and, hopefully to kiss more.

From all of us at my practice we hope you have a lovely Valentine’s Day… get smiling and kissing!

Martin Southon
Principle Dentist and Practice Owner
St Stephens Dental