BUILD Q1 2020

Q1 2020 BUILD 9 As well as the clinics that Community Dental Services offer, the company also want to reach even more people through mobile clinics. Delivering much-needed care in the hard-to-reach areas of their communities, the mobile units bring the dental care to patients who struggle with travelling. Recent initiatives have included a programme of dental care and oral health advice for rough sleepers across Suffolk. Each of the mobile units are designed with ease of access in mind for everyone, whether capable of travelling without problem, or in need of a walking aid, wheelchair or hoisting equipment. They are fully equipped and offer all the services of a normal clinic and dental team. There is far more to dental hygiene than simply looking good. Plenty of very serious health issues can be made a lot worse by poor oral healthcare, including a variety of heart conditions, diabetes, and pneumonia to name a few. There is plenty of adver- tising around the devastating effects of gingivitis and gum disease when it comes to losing teeth, and the possibility that poor oral hygiene may even lead to cancer. On top of the various health- care issues is the added pressure of associated social problems with poor dental care. For people who can’t smile, or don’t find joy in their own smile, a negative outlook can seriously impact lives. For those with a poor appearance, they may experience a distinct lack of confidence and self-esteem, which can have even further knock-on effects. If someone is uncomfortable with their smile, not being able to greet someone positively can impact job prospects. A good smile and healthy teeth are far more important than it may first appear. More than simply a community dentist, Community Dental Ser- vices are radically changing lives across societies and areas for the better. Offering hope and healthcare with a friendly smile, this company is thoroughly invested in giving people the best chance to get the healthcare they deserve, and so much more. Contact: Nicola Blake, Mobile Fleet Coordinator Email: [email protected] Telephone: 07785 311684 Website: