April News

Welcome to the latest edition of the Crown Street Dental Newsletter.
We trust that you are enjoying the brighter and warmer weather after the cold spell we saw at the end of last month, and that you all enjoyed the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.As always, if you have any questions for us, we are always here to help and you can reach out using any of the methods at the bottom of the Newsletter. We look forward to seeing you soon. .
Earth Day (celebrated every year on April 22)

Last week we reminded ourselves of the importance of, and our role in protecting our planet. With all the extra PPE required over the last few years, being safe whilst thinking of the environment has become very challenging. We are already seeing landfills full of masks. As a business, we are working towards becoming more sustainable and have already made changes and will continue to look at ways we can improve.

There are small changes that we can make at home, here are 5 tips when it comes to brushing your teeth:

1. Do not leave the water running when you brush your teeth. So many people brush their teeth with the water running. Stop! Turn on the water only to rinse your toothbrush.2.Try a new kind of toothbrush. Many of us have switched to electric toothbrushes which because of the smaller size of the replacement head reduces waste but for people who still prefer manual brushes try going natural. Try a toothbrush made from recycled or renewable materials and recycle it when it’s time for a new one (ideally every 3-6 months).3.Compost: yes we said it. Compost your toothbrush. If you choose a biodegradable tooth brush you can put it in your compost pile or the green containers that many of us get from our local refuse company. Biodegradable toothbrushes are generally made of corn starch that can be used to help a garden grow instead of clogging landfills.4.Brushing your teeth is not a race! Slow down and don’t brush so hard, be gentle on your gums. It will make your toothbrush last longer, saving you money and reducing waste. It’s also more effective and better for you.5.Floss, you knew we had to throw the dreaded floss in somewhere. By flossing regularly as part of your daily routine, you can help prevent major dental work, saving you money and reducing your carbon footprint

Charity Update:

Don’t forget to grab your raffle tickets. The prizes are amazing and we would really like to raise as much as we can for The Hospice of St Francis.

The raffle tickets can be purchased via reception and cost £2 per ticket or £8 a strip. To see the prizes up for grabs please click HERE.

The live drawer will take place on 16th June and we will  announce the winners of the raffle via Facebook live.

Team News!

Say Hello!

We would like to Introduce Gillian to our Front of House team.You may have already seen or spoken with Gillian so you will know that she is a wonderful addition to our team.Make sure you say Hi next time you call or visit on a Tuesday, Thursday or Friday.


Mole/pigmented lesion Screening

Hannah of Skin clinic Essex is working in partnership with ScreenCancer UK and they are offering a private skin cancer screening service here at Crown Street Dental Group, The appointment is cost effective, innovative, and quick skin cancer screening service.

You can book a consultation to answer any questions you may have relating to UV/sun exposure and other risk factors. The mole/pigmented lesion is then imaged with their non-invasive technology.

The images are sent to a dermatology specialist who analyses them remotely. If the mole/pigmented lesion is normal ScreenCancer sends you the results via text message link or through the post. If the mole/pigmented lesion shows signs of concern, a Healthcare advisor will call you to explain the results and guide you to what steps need to be taken.

This includes a follow up a few months after you have received the report from ScreenCancer.

Malignant Melanoma

Melanoma is the deadliest of all skin cancers.

6 people a day die from Melanoma UK (Cancer Research UK).

It can be cured if caught early enough. Would you know what one looked like?

All the above images show Malignant Melanoma

Other forms of skin cancer and sun damage

Basel Cell Carcinoma (BCC), Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) are both non-malignant and don’t tend to be life threatening but have the potential to increase in size when removed leaving disfiguring scars. Sun damage has the potential to develop into skin cancer.

90% of all skin cancer could be prevented (Cancer Research UK)

For more information, please contact Hannah directly on 07958 482 701


Recipe of the Month

Hot cross bread and butter pudding recipe:

A sensational spin on a British classic. This is a great way to use up leftover buns, add chocolate and custard for an indulgent and comforting pud. See method

Serves 610 mins to prepare and 35 mins to cook321 calories / serving


6 hot cross buns25g butter75g dark chocolate chips2 large egg250ml milk1tbsp caster sugar


Heat the oven to gas 3, 170°C, fan 150°C.Cut the hot cross buns in half and butter the cut sides, sprinkle with half of the chocolate chips, sandwich together again and place in a baking dish.Beat the egg, milk and sugar together and pour over. Scatter with the remaining chocolate chips and bake for 30-35 mins until just set.


We love to read your feedback and good news is you no longer need a Gmail account to leave a google review! 

This review put a big smile on all our faces so thank you very much.

“After moving to the area 12 months ago it was difficult to find dentist that was taking on new patients with COVID restrictions, but I have now managed to join Crown Street Dental Group and had my first visit this week to see Jenny.This review is the easiest I have ever written, Jenny is professional with a smile, funny and helpful . Without any doubt I recommend Crown Street Dental Group and especially Jenny. Thank You.”

We really do enjoy reading your lovely feedback via Google or Facebook. Every month we go through the comments at our Monthly staff meetings. It allows us to see where we are doing well and where we can improve further. Please do keep them coming. If you would like to review us please use the links below. “

We really do enjoy reading your lovely feedback via Google or Facebook. Every month we go through the comments at our Monthly staff meetings. It allows us to see where we are doing well and where we can improve further. Please do keep them coming. If you would like to review us please use the links below.

Free Consults

Book with our Treatment Coordinator for a complimentary scan and smile assessment via our Whatsapp 07415784421

or alternatively via our live Chat on our website.