Local dental practice takes its expertise to Blossom Hill Care Home

17 July 2019 . United Kingdom

Residents from the Blossom Hill Care Home in Sunderland spent a morning with three dental nurses from the Bupa Dental Care practice in Wessington, to hear about caring for teeth as people get older.

BDC visits Blossom Hill Care Home

Naomi Penny, Mel Smith and Dawn Illingworth visited more than 40 residents to deliver an educational talk about the importance of maintaining a good oral health routine, from advice about brushing and managing sensitive teeth, to caring for dentures and the importance of a good diet.

During the fun-filled afternoon, the residents also played dental pass the parcel and received free samples of toothpaste, toothbrushes and tubes of denture adhesive.

Naomi Penny, Dental Nurse at Bupa Dental Care Wessington, commented: “We had a great afternoon with the residents from Blossom Hill Care Home. It was a real pleasure to meet everyone and we enjoyed offering useful advice when it comes to caring for teeth in later years.

“Good oral care routines can really enhance quality of life for older people, benefiting their health and wellbeing. With this in mind, it’s important that the residents we visited, their carers and loved ones, all know how to take care of aging teeth.”

Speaking of the visit, Blossom Hill Care Home team member Kirsty Lee, said: “It was a hugely enjoyable afternoon and we are so grateful to the team from Bupa Dental Care Wessington who reminded us that no matter how old you are, looking after your teeth is key to staying well and should remain a top priority.”

Bupa Dental Care Wessington is based on Hylton Park Road in Sunderland, and the team can be reached on 01915 498888. For more information, visit: bupadentalcare.co.uk.

About Bupa

Bupa's purpose is helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives.

With no shareholders, our customers are our focus. We reinvest profits into providing more and better healthcare for the benefit of current and future customers.

Health insurance accounts for the major part of our business with 16.7m customers and contributes around 75% of revenue. We operate clinics, dental centres and hospitals in some markets, with around 15m customers. We care for around 22,300 residents in our aged care businesses in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Spain.

We directly employ around 80,000 people, principally in the UK, Australia, Spain, Poland, Chile, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Turkey, the US, Brazil, the Middle East and Ireland. We also have associate businesses in Saudi Arabia and India.

For more information, visit www.bupa.com.