Wednesday, 24 October 2012


Bruxism is the term for teeth grinding during sleep which can cause permanent damage to the teeth and often leads to frequent headaches and facial pain.  It is the third most common sleep disorder, with around 8-10% of the UK population affected by it at some time during their life and occurs in both children and adults, most commonly in 25-44 year olds.

Symptoms of bruxism include Damage to teeth & dental work, inflamed gums temperomandibular joint (TMJ) pain, Headaches & ear ache, Neck & shoulder pain
Clicking & other noises, Muscle spasms, Disturbed sleep
Causes of bruxism
Stress & anxiety, Smoking, Caffeine,Heavy alcohol consumption
Recreational drugs, Medications for sleep & depression, Abnormal bite, Other sleep disorders

Treatments - Although there are several treatments available, reducing stress levels and protecting the teeth are probably the best options. 

If you think you suffer have a chat with Sally, Simon or Jonathan at your next visit.

Monday, 15 October 2012

The Dartmoor Challenge!

Jackei and friend Rachel on Hamel DownJackie completed a 13 mile walk on Dartmoor on Sunday 14th October in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care.  She finished the walk in 4.5 hours.

The weather was spectacular and much fun was had by all – despite a few aching limbs at the end! 

Hoping to do it all again next year!

Thursday, 11 October 2012

A sad day at Chagford Dental Practice

Today is Amy’s last day working with us.  She is going off to do a degree in musical performance at Exeter.  We wish her every success and will surely miss her here.

All the very best Amy – we’ll be looking out for you on TV! xx

Monday, 1 October 2012

Am Dram in Holsworthy

Beverley sisters

Joyce GrenfellJackie was in an Amateur Dramatic Jubilee Celebration at Holsworthy theatre last weekend  - taking part in many songs, sketches and narrations of the era. 

In particular she was one of  The Beverley Sisters singing ‘Sisters’ and she also performed a Joyce Grenfell monologue  – for those of you old enough to remember it was one of her Nursery school sketches – ‘Free Activity Period’ – much hilarity ensued!!!