Day: November 8, 2021 (page 1 of 1)

London Super Nanny recognised for local community work


Super Nanny Fabiana Madeira, known as Fabi, has been recognised for her community work in her local London community as part of a nationwide competition by the Oral Health Foundation. The competition, which ran as part of the charity’s National Smile Month campaign (17 May – 17 June), aimed to find hidden heroes in communities up and down the country.
Brazil-born Fabi Madeira (35) came to the UK as a nanny while also setting up her own mentoring business.  However, it is not Fabi’s impressive nannying skills that warranted her being chosen as a Nominate a Smile winner. Instead, it was her selflessness and dedication to helping those in her local community and abroad.

Coming from humble beginnings, the 35-year-old, who now lives in Islington, North London, says she learned to value everything she had from a young age.
Fabi (pictured left) says: “I was helped a lot as a child, I was always fascinated with the people who were giving support and I wou…

Nominate a Smile prize scooped by island dentist


Isle of Scilly dentist Dr Michael Twamley has been recognised for his dedication to improving oral health in his local community as part of a nationwide competition by the Oral Health Foundation. The competition, which ran as part of the charity’s National Smile Month campaign (17 May – 17 June), aimed to find hidden heroes in communities up and down the country.
When it comes to spreading healthy smiles you can’t find a much better example than Michael Twamley. The 43-year-old who lives on the remote island of St Mary’s, part of the Isles of Scilly, is a dentist who believes whole heartedly in the benefits and importance of a healthy smile. It’s this passion that has lead him to take a lead role in helping members of his local community, particularly children, maintain a healthy smile, as well as spreading smiles through his work with the Brighter Smiles oral health programme run by Smile Together across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Michael was n…

Oral health charity welcomes pre watershed junk food advertising ban


In response to the government passing regulations on when junk food advertisements are allowed to play on television, The Oral Health Foundation welcomes these new restrictions and acknowledges that it is a step in the right direction, but worries that there is still a lot more work to do.
Dr Nigel Carter, Chief executive of the oral health foundation had this to say on the matter:

Nutrition is a key part of taking care of not just our general health but also our oral health. The amount of sugar we consume has a devastating impact on the nations oral health. Cutting down on sugar consumption is the number one way to stop tooth decay, and junk food is often filled with sugar in order to make the taste more appealing. 
Tooth decay remains the number one reason for hospital admissions among young children. The NHS carries out almost 900,000 tooth extractions on children under 18 every year and nine-in-ten of these are down to tooth decay.  Tooth extractions takes a great ph…
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