Get Britain Talking – World Mental Health Day 10th October 2019

Get Britain Talking is such an amazing campaign currently running by ITV to encourage anyone suffering with mental health to take time out to speak to close family or friends. It was only last night I seen this when like everyone else I was busy looking on my phone and drinking my cup of tea whilst sitting on the sofa with my partner. I think we are all guilty of maybe not voicing our issues or worries and this can be a simple step towards a happy worry-free mind.

Its so easy to slip into the routine of coming home, kicking your shoes off and getting stuck into your usual chaos when someone we love could be suffering in silence, most families know someone or have a loved one that has experienced some kind of mental health at some stage.  This campaign has such a powerful message to let those people know you really are NOT alone and a problem shared really can be a problem solved.

The reason I chose this blog was because although it’s a topic close to my heart I also believe there is a strong link between mental health and oral health.

Usually, patients suffering with a form of mental health demonstrate that they are not able to look after their physical health and if they can it’s a problem maintaining it.

When physical health is neglected it then affects emotional and mental health creating a cycle. The deterioration of physical health can progress to low self-esteem, self-appreciation and self-goodness.

We can try and prevent this becoming a factor and this is by three simple key messages brush last thing at night and at one other time during the day with a fluoride toothpaste, Reduce the amount and how often they have sugary foods and drinks and visit the dentist regularly, as often as they recommend.

Hopefully with following this we can make a change to someone’s life and give them the confidence boost they may need to seek advice or help.

#useoursilence #totalktoeachother #getbritaintalking #weareheretohelpandlistentoyou

Embrace Your Natural White Bits This Summer :)

Instead of bombarding you with facts or figures, the benefits and the statistics on this product I wanted to change it slightly.

Growing up plastering on the fake tan, patchy knuckles, sitting out until I burnt being called an English rose was not a compliment, I wanted a tan!

So after finally sitting in the sun constantly for a week in Tenerife experiencing the worst prickly heat, I finally went sun kissed – this lasted one week if that!!!

I know what your thinking – I gave in – NO

A few years back I went to Barcelona with my three friends and thinking I am invincible against the sun I did not put the cream on soon enough. BIG MISTAKE!!

Night time came and I had severely burnt my right leg and have not had pain like it.

The next day I couldn’t walk on it and although I had an amazing trip by the time I arrived home I was straight to my GP having it dressed. NEVER AGAIN!!

If you are fair skinned embrace the sun protection and even if you are lucky enough to tan beautifully still protect your wonderful skin!

The ZO® range have a variety of sun protection and the sunscreen and primer is a perfect holiday essential as this provides a slight bit of colour so little to no make up is needed and you are protecting your skin at the same time.


S x

Why Vitamin Infusion Therapy?

We are very excited to be introducing the Intravenous drip therapy to Trinity Dental.

You may think why? Why not just recommend an oral nutritional supplement?

Since learning about IV Drips and the benefits I am happy to tell you why.

IV drip therapy is an effective way to deliver nutrients and vitamins to the body. IV drip therapy works with the circulatory system which means this is administered directly into the blood stream.

Being administered into the bloodstream means these bypass the digestive system which itself expends energy to metabolise supplements significantly reducing the amount of vitamins and nutrients that actually enter the bloodstream with normal oral supplements.

IV drip therapy ensures 100% absorption for maximum effect and minimum waste.

Have you asked yourself the following questions?

  • Have you recently been unwell and feel like your immune system is low?
  • Do you feel like your metabolism could do with a boost?
  • Do you feel tired and lacking in energy?
  • Do you feel stressed and burnt out?
  • Do you have an active lifestyle and feel you require more fuel for athletic performance?

There are various IV Drips that offer different results and target what your body needs the most.

“A healthy outside starts from the inside”

Sharne’s ZO Skin Health and Stimulator Peel Experience


Here I am again, new day new treatment! What a lucky girl!

On Tuesday I experienced my first ever facial peel. As you may have seen through recent posts we have been very excited about the ZO skin health system which is by Dr Zein Obaji whose philosophy is to create and maintain healthy skin for life.

Since my teenage years I have always been interested in skin care and make up and have always dipped in to different skincare systems from Clarins, Dermalogica, Elemis and often mixed the systems never sticking to a solid routine.

When ZO was first introduced to the clinic I was given the daily skincare programme which I loved! It was great as this gives you all the products you need to begin your new routine, you have in this the exfoliating cleanser, exfoliating polish (My personal favourite!), complexion renewal pads and the daily power defence. This is all you need to start your skin care journey and after just two days I noticed such a difference in my skin, it felt smooth, fresh and my make up sat so much nicer on the skin as opposed to patchiness or uneven tones.

This Tuesday I then was given the opportunity to have a stimulator peel by Liza, our new Well-Being Assistant.

First of all, Liza removed my make up whilst looking at my skin and discussed the areas that concern me the most and my skincare history. For me areas of concern are my chin as I tend to get clogged pores and breakouts and dark circles under my eyes. I felt completely at ease and it was lovely to talk about my skin and not feel conscious. Liza explained the chin area seems to be hormonal and the circles are hereditary but both can be made better reduced and helped with a solid routine. After my make-up was removed I then had the facial which was a variety of cleansers and exfoliators to prep the skin.

Next came the peel, this was applied in two stages and although this started to tingle it was not uncomfortable or painful in any way. Liza was great in ensuring I was comfortable at all times and was great in explaining what I was likely to experience with the treatment.

Once the peel had been applied the second time this was removed and a mask placed on, this felt lovely and soothing and a perfect finish to the peel.

The entire treatment was very relaxing, enjoyable and my skin was left feeling incredible.

I would highly recommend this treatment to anyone and I can’t wait to continue with a great new skin care programme.

Until next time…


A Halloween Poem


The Scary Tooth

Trick or Treat

this Halloween

enjoy the treats

but keep teeth clean

Here’s some tips

we want to share

for good oral health

cavities beware!!

Drink plenty of water

and limit your treats

stick to a meal time

choosing sugar free sweets

Finish snacks with some cheese

and brush 30 minutes after snacking

help us beat the cavities

and send them packing!

H A P P Y   H A L L O W E E N

ZO Skin Health – The Fundamental 5

As you may have seen on our recent social media posts Trinity Dental now stock the ZO Skin Health range.

ZO Skin Health was started by Dr Zein Obaji who is a world-renowned skincare expert. He was the first to conceive new skin as science and used this alongside being a certified dermatologist and award-winning inventor to come up with a range dedicated to maintaining skin health.

The ZO Skin Health range is prescribed to suit you personally. Any one starting the ZO journey are recommended to begin with the fundamental 5.

The fundamental 5 products are designed to wash, scrub, control oil, stimulate and protect.

Starting with these five easy steps leaves you with healthier, younger looking skin.

  1. Wash: Offects® Exfoliating Cleanser

This cleanser and exfoliant combination targets oil, dirt and bacteria in the skin leaving it deeply cleansed, without stripping the skin of its natural oils.

  1. Scrub: Offects® Exfoliating Polish

This exfoliant instantly polishes skin to restore a smoother texture and deliver healthy glowing skin.

  1. Oil-Control: Offects® TE-Pads™ 

A dual-chemical exfoliation removes dead skin cells to prevent clogged pores and help decrease a potential acne breakout.

  1. Balance: Ossential® Daily Power Defense™ 

Formulated with retinol, enzymes and antioxidants, this skin restorer helps to stabilise skin by repairing damaged cells and protecting skin against future damage.

Protect: Oclipse® Sunscreen + Primer SPF 30

A broad-spectrum UVA/UVB SPF that uses a multiple-defense sun protection system to provides full-spectrum defence against UV rays in addition to shielding skin from the ageing effects of HEV light (high-energy visible light).


Ask in the clinic for more details or book in for your ZO Skin Health Assessment at a time convenient to you.

Black triangles make them disappear, black triangles the solution is here!


So, as you all know I have had my Six Month Smile braces off now since January and I am happily settling into my routine of sleeping in retainers and being retainer free in the daytime. After my orthodontic treatment I had what is known as a “black triangle” as you can see in the picture above (left) this is just where the two teeth have moved creating a very small space where the darkness of the mouth is showing through as a black shadow. This is minimal however in some cases this can be more extreme.

Alison suggested closing the gap using bonding, this is where the gap is closed either side using composite filling material and is a very effective treatment and not invasive what so ever.

I am really pleased with the results and would highly recommend this treatment!

Sharne x

It’s National Smile Month 2018!!!

Its that time of the year again where all of us at Trinity Dental are raising awareness of the importance of oral health.

National smile month is the largest and longest- running campaign to promote good oral health and it’s not just about education and stressing the importance of a healthy mouth.

The key to the success of the campaign is that we have lots fun doing it!!

This year we have decided to take a new approach and post our very own quote cards with tips and facts on social media. Please see link below.

The three key messages of national smile month are,

  • Brush your teeth last thing at night and on at least one other occasion with a fluoride toothpaste
  • Cut down on how much sugary food and drink you have and how often
  • Visit your dentist regularly, as often as they recommend

Keep smiling!

Team TD! x

Orthodontic Retention – Why is it so important?

After orthodontic treatment retention is vital and your teeth take a while to adjust to their new position so whether you have had a fixed appliance or a removable appliance wearing retainers is the key to keeping your newly improved smile.

Following my recent six-month smile treatment, I decided to invest in Vivera® retainers.

So why would I recommend Vivera® retainers?

Although lab made retainers are great (I had no problem with mine) Vivera®  retainers are more of a long term option. You get three sets and they are made of a stronger material which not only ensures the teeth stay in position they also have less chance of cracking or breaking which is crucial in the first few months as these are worn for 22 hours a day!!

These retainers are custom made by taking a digital scan of the teeth and sending the scan data electronically to Align who manufacture the retainers via an automatic process. Using this digital pathway means no more messy impressions, quality of scan data ensuring accuracy and speed! There is a much quicker turnaround time.

I have had only three days of wearing mine and I love them, I actually feel alien when I don’t have them in.

After a long treatment to me they were the perfect investment.

Sharne 🙂

Floss Everyday – Or just the teeth you want to keep…..

Look at these three pictures, what stands out to you?



I was recently looking on the internet for some oral health information that I could share with you when this campaign caught my eye. I tested this on a few of my colleagues and the result was the same for us all.

Colgate have launched this campaign to promote flossing and its importance.

So, who looked at the three pictures and saw the food caught in between the teeth first?

This clever campaign highlights that our eye is drawn to food debris or the smile first. In each photograph there is a physical defect that goes unnoticed or at least unnoticed until you look again in detail.

Photograph 1 – There is an ‘Extra’ arm on the gentleman’s shoulder

Photograph 2 – The gentleman is missing his right ear

Photograph 3 – The lady has an extra finger

Flossing and keeping on top of our oral health is key to maintaining healthy teeth and a smile that lasts forever.

Book to see our hygienist’s today and receive your personalised oral hygiene instruction to discuss a cleaning routine that works for you.

#flosseveryday #onlytheteethyouwanttokeep