Archive for the ‘Oral health’ Category

North East dentist backs ‘Jabs for Boys’ campaign amid rising tide of oral cancer cases in men

North East dentist backs ‘Jabs for Boys’ campaign amid rising tide of oral cancer cases in men

A dentist from the North East has backed the ‘Jabs for Boys’ campaign amid a rising tide of oral cancer cases diagnosed in young men. Campaigners are calling on the government to roll out the HPV vaccination programme to both sexes in a bid to reduce the risk of oral cancer. Currently, teenage girls are […]


New survey reveals over 20 million British adults fear bad breath

New survey reveals over 20 million British adults fear bad breath

A new survey has revealed that over 20 million British adults fear having bad breath. The results may be surprising given that the same poll showed that more than half of people don’t brush their teeth twice a day. New research conducted by White Glo showed that only 48 percent of people brush twice a […]


Lancashire councillors support new sugar-free snacking guidelines launched by Public Health England

Lancashire councillors support new sugar-free snacking guidelines launched by Public Health England

Councillors and health officials in Lancashire have welcomed the launch of a new campaign to encourage healthy snacking across England. Recently, Public Health England released details of a new component of the Change 4 Life campaign, which encourages parents and children to stick to treats containing fewer than 100 calories each per day. The move […]


Faculty of Dental Surgery highlights the holidays as a good time to spot oral health issues

Faculty of Dental Surgery highlights the holidays as a good time to spot oral health issues

The Faculty of Dental Surgery has highlighted the holiday period spanning Christmas and the start of the year as a good time to spot oral health issues, particularly in elderly people. As families congregate for Christmas and New Year celebrations, which take place over a prolonged period of time, dentists say that this is a […]


Dentists share their secrets for whiter winter smiles

Dentists share their secrets for whiter winter smiles

A leading dental website has shared a host of secrets to achieve brighter, whiter smiles this winter. With more and more people lusting after radiant pearly whites, advice from AskTheDentist.com could come in handy this Christmas. According to the site, which shares advice given by dental professionals, good oral hygiene is an excellent foundation, but […]


New study suggests gum disease can increase the risk of breast cancer

New study suggests gum disease can increase the risk of breast cancer

A new study suggests that women who have gum disease are up to three times more likely to develop breast cancer. The study, which has been published in the Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology journal, indicates that women who have advanced gum disease are between two and three times more likely to develop breast cancer […]


New York dentist shares secrets to cure a burned mouth

New York dentist shares secrets to cure a burned mouth

With so much temptation around us at this time of year, it’s no wonder than a burned mouth is a common complaint. We’ve all been in the situation where we’ve tucked in prematurely and ended up in pain for our troubles. A burned mouth can be very sore due to the lack of fat under […]


Dentists issue festive Prosecco warning

Dentists issue festive Prosecco warning

As the party season reaches its peak, dentists have issued a warning over the dangers of drinking prosecco. The fizzy drink has become a very popular tipple, and with many celebrating over the next couple of weeks, dentists are keen to do their bit to raise awareness of the impact of drinking prosecco on a […]


New study suggests regular brushing could lower throat cancer risk by 20 percent

New study suggests regular brushing could lower throat cancer risk by 20 percent

A new study has suggested that regular brushing could lower your risk of developing throat cancer by over 20 percent. Researchers in the US claim that brushing could slash throat cancer risk by 21 percent as a result of reducing levels of some certain bacteria, which are believed to increase cancer risk. These harmful bacteria […]


Leading doctor issues warning over mouth cancer prevalence among British Asian communities

Leading doctor issues warning over mouth cancer prevalence among British Asian communities

A leading doctor has issued a health warning over the prevalence of mouth cancer among British Asian communities. Dr Chet Trivedy, a consultant at London’s Kingston Hospital, said that traditional habits, including chewing tobacco and betel nut, elevate the risk of oral cancer significantly. Dr Trivedy, who is also a qualified dentist and a trustee […]