A Happy New Year To All Our Patients!
Welcome to 2015. A New Year, a new start. A time for Resolutions. This is the bit when we tell you to use floss, get your teeth whitened and have all that treatment you know is still outstanding. Hmm, let’s get realistic! We’d like everyone to have a simple and achievable resolution this year. Care about yourself.
Care about what’s going on in your mouth. If you’re in doubt about anything ask us. You will always have choices about the treatment you think is best for you but don’t ignore the little problems until they become big ones!
‘Twas The Season To Be Jolly!
All that jollity comes at a price! If your credit card is feeling the strain we may be able to help. The first 30 readers of this newsletter booking treatment appointments before 14th February will receive a 10% discount from their treatment fees.
Call Joy on 759567 and mention the Newsletter to claim your reduction. Treatment must be completed within 4 weeks of booking to qualify.
Dentistry and Diabetes
People with diabetes have special dental needs. Dentist Philip Lewis has just completed a series of 3 articles about this condition which will be published in the national dental press later this year. More and more people develop diabetes each year. If you have diabetes please make sure you tell us so that we can look after you properly.
For more information about dentistry and diabetes look on our website www.wightdental.co.uk or call Joy on 759567.
The New, Improved Hygiene Room!
Now both treatment rooms are about the same size making it easier to move around and improving patient comfort.
Doing Anything Special This Christmas?
Dental Nurse Jane Griffiths certainly was. She and fiancée Kerry chose Christmas Eve to tie the knot. After the ceremony in Afton it was time for photos in the glorious December sunshine.
Congratulations from us all!
Recommend Your Friends!
If you like the way we do things at Avenue Road Dental Practice please tell your friends! We are always delighted to accept new patients on recommendation. Ask Joy for some referral cards at reception or ask your friends or relatives to call us on 01983 759567.
I have never met a child who likes sprouts. My own 30-something children are just growing into them but my grandchildren still leave me in no doubt about their distain for this traditional winter vegetable. I don’t know if it’s the texture, the colour or the taste. Perhaps it’s just rebellion at being expected to eat them! I can’t be too hard; when I was a child my mother always gave us choices at meal-times. We had the choice of eating what she prepared or going hungry and I have to say even I chose the ‘hungry’ option when it concerned these little green spheres.
Having said that, here’s a recipe I hope grown-ups at least will find delicious:
Cooked sprouts (still slightly firm)
Small bunch finely chopped spring onions Light olive oil
Teaspoon coriander seeds
Sea Salt, ground black pepper
Toast the pine nuts in a frying pan without oil until coloured. Stir continually and be careful they do not burn. Set aside.
Gently fry the onions in the olive oil until soft but not browned.
Crush the coriander seeds with a pestle and mortar or a rolling pin. This is important. Ground coriander doesn’t have the same texture or flavour. Mix everything together, season and serve piping hot.
If you’re not a vegetarian you could top the vegetables with crispy fried pancetta. This dish can be used as an accompaniment but is good enough to eat on its own.