Archive for the ‘Oral health’ Category

New study links good oral hygiene to lower risk of high blood pressure

New study links good oral hygiene to lower risk of high blood pressure

A new study has linked good oral hygiene to a lower risk of high blood pressure. Researchers from Buffalo University claim that women who have an effective dental hygiene regime are less likely to develop hypertension. The study, which involved 36,500 women, found that women who had lost teeth were more likely to develop high […]


Kendal duo travels to Lebanon to provide dental care for Syrian refugees

Kendal duo travels to Lebanon to provide dental care for Syrian refugees

A dental duo from Kendal has travelled to Lebanon to provide much-needed dental care for refugees. Dentist, Arfan Iqbal and dental nurse, Tracey Topping, from Sandes Avenue Dental Practice, will spend a week in Lebanon, visiting Syrian refugee camps and offering dental treatment and pain relief. Mrs Topping, from Bolton-le-Sands, said that she was nervous […]


Hope for dental patients in Dolgellau, as new practice opens nearly 2 years after mydentist closure

Hope for dental patients in Dolgellau, as new practice opens nearly 2 years after mydentist closure

Dental patients in the Welsh town of Dolgellau finally have something to smile about, after a new practice opened nearly two years after its only clinic shut. Mydentist closed in spring 2017, and since then, patients have struggled to get a dental appointment. Practices in nearby Porthmadog and Aberystwyth were over-subscribed, leaving patients with option […]


Oral Health Foundation calls for free dental care for oral cancer patients

Oral Health Foundation calls for free dental care for oral cancer patients

The Oral Health Foundation has called for dental care to be provided free of charge for patients diagnosed with mouth cancer. After receiving treatment for oral cancer, patients are often faced with long-term dental difficulties, which require complex and intensive treatment. Unlike other health services, dental care is not available free of charge on the […]


Are you familiar with the signs of oral cancer?

Are you familiar with the signs of oral cancer?

November is Mouth Cancer Action Month, and if you’ve been to the dentist recently, you may have noticed posters or leaflets about mouth cancer on the walls or waiting room tables. Mouth cancer is an increasingly common form of cancer, but studies suggest that the vast majority of UK adults aren’t aware of the symptoms. […]


Ponteland dental practice hosts free mouth cancer checks

Ponteland dental practice hosts free mouth cancer checks

A dental practice in Ponteland hosted two free screening events to support Mouth Cancer Action Month recently. The team at Honour Health invited residents to attend sessions on Saturday November 17th and Monday November 19th to raise awareness of mouth cancer. Katherine Lawrence, a dentist at the practice, said that it’s hugely important for dentists […]


British Dental Association calls for closer collaboration between dentists and doctors to improve oral cancer care

British Dental Association calls for closer collaboration between dentists and doctors to improve oral cancer care

The British Dental Association has called for closer collaboration between dentists and doctors to improve care provided for patients with oral cancer. The BDA in Scotland has launched an action plan to encourage doctors and dentists to work together to try and ensure that more cases of mouth cancer are diagnosed at an early stage […]


Scottish dentists raise concerns over the impact of less frequent check-ups on oral cancer diagnosis

Scottish dentists raise concerns over the impact of less frequent check-ups on oral cancer diagnosis

Dentists in Scotland have raised concerns over the impact of less frequent dental check-ups on oral cancer diagnosis. Earlier this year, the Scottish Government released new guidelines as part of an Oral Health Improvement Plan, which is designed to raise standards of oral health. Among the measures was a proposal to increase the period of […]


Action on Sugar calls for ban on milkshakes that contain more than 300 calories

Action on Sugar calls for ban on milkshakes that contain more than 300 calories

Action on Sugar has called for a ban on milkshakes and ‘freakshakes’ that contain more than 300 calories. The campaign group has suggested banning high street restaurants and fast food outlets from selling calorific shakes that are laden with sugar. Research conducted by Action on Sugar suggests that many of the shakes that are available […]


Northwich dental practice offers free screening to support Mouth Cancer Action Month

Northwich dental practice offers free screening to support Mouth Cancer Action Month

A dental practice in Northwich, Cheshire, is offering free screening to support this year’s Mouth Cancer Action Month campaign. Abbey Dental, which is located in Regency Way, Kingsmead, will be hosting two sessions on Friday 23rd and Friday 30th November. Both sessions will be available to registered patients, as well as new patients who wish […]