Jennifer Fullam Crowe – Dental Hygienist

Jennifer Fullam Crowe

Dental Hygienist

Jennifer began her career in the dental nursing in 2014 and became qualified in 2017 after attending Marino College of Further Education. During her career as a dental nurse, she worked alongside many specialist dentists and a paediatric dentist. This experience provided Jennifer with excellent knowledge in the management and desensitization of children in the dental chair. Jennifer now enjoys treating paediatric patients with her calm and friendly approach and loves preventive dentistry and disease prevention especially in children.

Jennifer also works well with nervous patients and is passionate about re-introducing nervous patients into the dental environment and encouraging them to become regular attenders in the prevention of oral disease.

Jennifer also worked alongside a periodontist which is where she found her spark and decided to further her education so that she could also help patients in the prevention, treatment, and management of gum disease. Jennifer qualified as a dental hygienist in 2023 from Trinity College Dublin and has worked with us since.

Jennifer is enthusiastic in her role here at The James Clinic. She strives to help her patients improve their oral health through attending regularly and improving their oral hygiene efforts at home with individualised oral hygiene plans and lots of encouragement.

Her gentle approach puts patients at ease. Jennifer continues her professional development by attending courses and conferences.

Outside of work, Jennifer is very family orientated and has a daughter Lily who is her pride and joy. In her spare time, she enjoys coffee dates, traveling and being outdoors on walks or hikes as much as possible.

Jennifers top tip: Toothpaste has many active ingredients in it that are beneficial to our oral health. Do you over dilute these ingredients when brushing by continuously putting your toothbrush under the tap? Do you rinse your mouth with water/mouthwash when you finish brushing?

-Fluoride prevents dental decay and even reverses early decay that presents as small white spots on the teeth.

-Ingredients like potassium nitrate, potassium citrate, strontium acetate and stannous fluoride are desensitising agents and are found in toothpastes like Sensodyne.

-Anti-plaque and anti-calculus agents like triclosan and zinc citrate are found in toothpaste. They slow down the re-colonisation of bacteria and hinder its calcification process that leaves us with calculus on our teeth.

Now that we have looked at some of the benefits of toothpaste, will you still wash it down the sink?

I recommend that my patients wet their toothbrush and turn their tap off, use a pea sized amount of toothpaste and brush for two minutes, when finished spit out the excess into the sink and don’t rinse, eat or drink for 30 minutes.

This allows the active ingredients in the toothpaste to sit on the teeth and do their job.

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