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Bellegrove Dental Surgery - Private and NHS Dentist in Welling

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For many years Bellegrove Dental Surgery has been actively involved in helping our local community raise money. Whether it be being involved in Oral hygiene talks to local schools to having a stall at a local fete!


This page is dedicated to how Bellegrove support our local community

Mouth cancer awareness month November 2019

As always November is Mouth Cancer Awareness month. Throughout November, the aim of this is to raise awareness and to get more mouth cancers diagnosed at an early stage. By increasing education of the risk factors and signs and symptoms and to encourage everyone to discuss these with their dental professional. Did you know that in the UK mouth cancer kills more people than cervical and testicular cancer combined?

We visited Tesco Superstore in Welling on Saturday 9th November 2019 to hand out information leaflets on how to spot the signs and symptoms of mouth cancer.

Thanks to those that came along to visit us!

Stoptober 2019 October 1st 2019

Starting on 1st October 2019 at Bellegrove we promoted Stoptober. Stoptober is a 28 day-long event run each October during which participants are encouraged to stop smoking. The idea is that participants pledge themselves to not smoke during the 28-day period, with a mind to giving up altogether. Over one million people have taken part in Stoptober since it was promoted by Public Health England.

Smoking tobacco cigarettes is not only harmful to your health and the health of other around you but also has a big impact on your oral health. Smokers are 6 times more likely to develop mouth cancer. People who smoke are more likely to produce bacterial plaque, which leads to gum disease. The gums are affected because smoking causes a lack of oxygen in the bloodstream, so the infected gums don't heal. Smoking causes people to have more dental plaque and causes gum disease to get worse more quickly than in non-smokers. Gum disease is still the most common cause of tooth loss in adults.

National Smile week 13th May 2019-13th June 2019

National Smile Month runs this year from 13th May 2019-13th June 2109. It’s the largest and longest-running campaign to promote good oral health.

Together, with thousands of individuals and organisations, it highlights three key messages, all of which go a long way in helping us develop and maintain a healthy mouth. They 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 you have them.
  • Visit your dentist regularly, as often as they recommend.

Ultimately, the aim is to help us achieve good physical and mental wellbeing by improving our oral health.

At Bellegrove we supported National Smile Month by visiting a local school and giving them oral health advice as well as a goody bag each to take home. We also went along to Tesco in Welling where we provided customers and staff with oral health advice leaflets and free samples of toothpaste. We were also lucky enough to be featured on the Oral Health Foundation website click the link to have a look –

https://www.dentalhealth.org/Event/bellegrove-dental-surgery-visits-local-school-and-tesco-store-to-raise-awareness-for-national-smile-month

Diabetes awareness week: 10th June 2019

Diabetes week began on 10th June 2019 and at Bellegrove we supplied our patients with lots of information and leaflets to make them aware of how diabetes affects your teeth and gums. Did you know that people with Diabetes are 3-4 times more likely to develop gum disease?

No Smoking day Wednesday 13th March 2019

Every year at Bellegrove we raise awareness of National No Smoking Day which this year was on Wednesday 13th March. If you’re thinking of giving up whatever time of the year, we have lots of advice and information leaflets available in surgery so feel free to pop along.

Did you know that tobacco is linked to around three-quarters of all cases of mouth cancer? It causes tooth staining and exacerbates gum disease – which has been linked to diabetes, heart disease, strokes and premature and low birth-weight babies.

Shoulder on Mutton Green fete: Saturday 16th June 2018

Most recently we had our own stall at a local fete which was attended by 1000's of residents from the Welling and surrounding areas. The fete was on Shoulder of Mutton Green which is a 2 minute walk across the road from the surgery.

The fete took place on a lovely sunny day and included many, many stalls which were raising money for worthwhile causes such as ‘Help for heroes' and NSPCC etc.

Bellegrove Dental Surgery were honoured to be asked to be involved. During the afternoon we spent time talking to our existing patients as well as lots of other residents from the surrounding area. Our team raised lots of money for our chosen charity which was Cancer research.

The event was attended by the Mayor Cllr of Bexley, Brian Bishop who also took a guess in our ‘Guess the number of toothpastes in our box!' competition.

Race for life 2018.Blackheath 10k run. Sunday 1st July 2018

Our team raised money for Cancer research by running Race for Life 10k on Blackheath Common on Sunday 1st July 2018. It was an extremely hot and sticky day with temperatures of in excess of 29 degrees. They trained over recent months for this event and raised £1628 for Cancer Research.

We would like to thank those patients who donated to such a worthwhile cause.

School visits

For years our Dentists and nurses have been visiting local schools and providing advice and guidance to children on how to adopt good brushing techniques as well as the importance of a good diet. Our team particularly enjoy doing this as they feel it's important to speak and educate to children outside of the surgery in a more relaxed environment. They make visits fun and interactive!

We have recently visited schools such as St Stephens School, St Fidelis School, Barrington primary school and many more.

We have also visited playgroups such as Kelvin Road playgroup and St Mary's church playgroup.

Every year we visit Blackheath High School to speak to year 11 students on career choices .This year we also participated in mock interviews for those who were considering Dentistry as a career option.

Greenwich and Bexley Hospice

We have raised £117.53 for Greenwich and Bexley Hospice during the time our collection box has been at reception.

Next year our team will be participating in the annual Colour run at Danson Park which also raises money for the hospice.

London's air ambulance

If you wish to donate there is a collection box at reception.

Dental Surgery Opening Times
Monday 8.30am - 5.00pm
Tuesday 8.30am - 5.00pm
Wednesday 8.30am - 8.00pm
Thursday 8.30am - 5.00pm
Friday 8.30am - 5.00pm
Saturday

8.30am - 1.00pm

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