Monday 20th March is World Oral Health Day, an International day to celebrate the benefits of a healthy mouth and the importance of practising good hygiene habits from childhood into old age. This year's campaign theme is 'Live Mouth Smart'
Dentures are a great alternative to missing teeth, but many denture wearers find that they struggle to keep them secure, have experienced sore spots or that they make it hard to speak clearly and difficult to eat certain foods.
A dental nurse's responsibilities are complex and we thought you might like to know what their day involves.
Our day starts with making tea, most importantly caffeine fuels a nurse. We then start setting up our surgeries obviously washing our hands first using the correct hand washing techniques which are displayed around the practice. We start by turning on all the equipment and making sure it's in full working order.