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Pioneering jaw and dental surgery for hopeful beauty queen

Fri

Twenty-year-old Ellie Jones was born with a rare jaw deformity that also caused issues with the alignment of her teeth. A routine visit to her orthodontist at fourteen years old, uncovered that Ellie’s jaw had not grown in over six years.

At sixteen, Ellie went through a pioneering jaw surgery that completely changed her life. As part of the procedure, surgeons had to cut her jaw vertically and horizontally, before performing corrective chin surgery. The operation left her temporarily unable to talk, in significant pain, and on a liquid diet for a month. Ellie’s only means of communication with her family and friends was a pen and note pad.

However, the surgery was a complete success and Ms Jones now hopes to be crowned the new Miss Wales at next year’s competition. The aspiring beauty queen saw the pageant advertised on Facebook and, with her new-found confidence, decided to give it a go. Ellie’s mum Natalie spoke to the Daily Mail about the dramatic change she has seen in her daughter since the surgery, “The surgery has not only changed the way Ellie looked, but also the way she portrays herself. Her confidence has grown and she’s blossomed into a beautiful young lady.”

 

 

 

More than one in four children in Sheffield has tooth decay

Mon

Figures released by Public Health England have shown that more than a quarter of five-year-olds in Sheffield have tooth decay. Although the figure has dropped from 40.7% to 29.5% over the past five years, health experts warn that there is ‘still work to be done’.

Sheffield consultant in dental public health Kate Jones said that programmes targeting the dental health of youngsters were having a gradual impact on rates of decay but added that there was still some way to go before the levels could be seen as manageable. The figures were collected last year as part of the second national survey to assess the dental health of five-year-olds in the country; numbers also revealed the average number of decaying teeth found in Sheffield children’s mouths has dropped to 1.3, compared to 1.66 back in 2008. The average across Yorkshire is 33%, with the national average standing at just under 28%.

Ms Jones said that the reduction in decay was ‘very good news’ but added that ‘The Sheffield figure is an average and across the city there remain wide inequalities. There is still work to be done by the council to address these inequalities. Oral Health Action teams in several areas of the city have been working with Sheffield residents, community groups, schools and nurseries, pharmacies and health professionals to improve dental health and help people find a dentist.’

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