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Smile Month

Last week, our hospice team got together to talk about Mouthcare.

We welcomed a guest from RIS Healthcare who demonstrated some new products, and was very informative, reiterating the basics of managing oral hygiene in patients.

Within our group session, we had Housekeepers, our Social worker, a ward Doctor, Healthcare Support workers and Nurses who took part, and were also given personal advice on how to best manage their own oral health problems.

We showcased all the products we are currently using at the hospice, so that Outreach Services could also see what is available and share recommendations to our patients and families in the community.

Staff used disclosing tablets to see where they had missed when brushing their own teeth, which was interactive and provided lots of fun! There were goodies such as Xylitol tooth shaped lollipops which are sugar free and good for dental health.

Did you know that over time with xylitol use, the quality of the bacteria in the mouth changes and fewer and fewer decay-causing bacteria survive on tooth surfaces? Less plaque (biofilms) forms and the level of acids attacking the tooth surface becomes lowered.

Thank you to everyone who joined in, we hope you all found it useful!


Due to the current situation with Coronavirus and for the wellbeing of our patients, we kindly ask that all monetary donations are paid direct to our bank account, via online access to Nat West Bank: 

Alternatively, use the DONATE NOW button that appears on each page of our website.

To donate £5, text HELPWILLOWBROOK to 70450.