Archive for the ‘Oral health’ Category

Do you know the warning signs of oral cancer?

Do you know the warning signs of oral cancer?

November is Mouth Cancer Action Month, and dentists up and down the country and trying to raise awareness of symptoms many people may shrug off as harmless. Mouth cancer, also known as oral cancer, kills more people than testicular and cervical cancer combined, yet 1 in 10 people don’t even know that it exists. Public […]


Could your penchant for wine make your fillings fall out?

Could your penchant for wine make your fillings fall out?

New research conducted by a team at the University of Pittsburgh has revealed that drinking alcoholic drinks could increase the risk of fillings coming loose. The new study suggests that people who drink on a regular basis are more likely to lose their fillings after two years than non-drinkers. The findings were the same regardless […]


Luton dental team urges patients to make an appointment during Mouth Cancer Action Month

Luton dental team urges patients to make an appointment during Mouth Cancer Action Month

A dental team based in Luton is encouraging patients to make an appointment this November in support of Mouth Cancer Action Month. The team from mydentist in Dunstable Road is urging patients to pick up the phone and book a check-up this month in support of the Oral Health Foundation’s annual mouth cancer campaign. Rates […]


Dentists push for greater mouth awareness as 1 in 10 don’t know the symptoms of mouth cancer

Dentists push for greater mouth awareness as 1 in 10 don’t know the symptoms of mouth cancer

Dentists across the UK are trying to raise awareness of mouth cancer, as research suggests that 1 in 10 people don’t know the symptoms or causes of the disease. Most people are aware of forms of cancer such as testicular, prostate, cervical and breast cancer, but it’s very rare to see anything on TV or […]


New report highlights regional divide in dental health

New report highlights regional divide in dental health

A new report has highlighted a significant regional divide in standards of dental health in England. The report, which was compiled by the Nuffield Trust, also suggests that there are significant gaps between people from deprived and affluent backgrounds. Despite the fact that there has been an overall improvement in oral health in England, the […]


Trips to the dentist offer multiple health benefits, experts claim

Trips to the dentist offer multiple health benefits, experts claim

It’s natural to assume that going to the dentist improves your oral health, but leading experts have claimed that a dental check can flag up far more than signs of gum disease and cavities. Bupa Dental Care’s clinical director, Eddie Coyle, claims that going to the dentist can have multiple benefits for your health, as […]


New survey suggests a third of Brits brush their teeth only once a day

New survey suggests a third of Brits brush their teeth only once a day

A new survey has revealed that almost a third of Brits brush their teeth only once a day. The findings of a YouGov poll suggest that 26 percent of women and 33 percent of men neglect to clean their twice-daily. Despite advice from dentists to clean the teeth before bed and at least once more […]


Health officials in North Lincolnshire urge the public to be more mouth aware amid increasing rates of oral cancer

Health officials in North Lincolnshire urge the public to be more mouth aware amid increasing rates of oral cancer

Health officials in North Lincolnshire are urging the public to be more mouth aware as the launch of Mouth Cancer Action Month approaches. According to statistics, the region ranks 41st out of over 150 areas in the country for oral cancer cases and health experts are keen to promote the Oral Health Foundation’s national campaign […]


Chicago dentist shares tips for a healthier Halloween

Chicago dentist shares tips for a healthier Halloween

Halloween is synonymous with dressing up and gorging on sweet treats. Although nobody wants to be a party-pooper, this time of year is notoriously precarious for dentists, and many are trying to offer tips to help patients be a little more health-conscious this Halloween. Chicago dentist, Dr Mary Hayes, has set out to alert parents […]


New survey reveals weird and wonderful objects people use instead of flossing

New survey reveals weird and wonderful objects people use instead of flossing

A new survey has revealed a weird and wonderful of selection of items used by people to dislodge food from between the teeth. Rather than flossing, the survey suggests that people use strands of hair, safety pins and even cutlery to remove traces of food from the cracks between the teeth. Research conducted by the […]