Archive for the ‘Oral health’ Category

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 […]


Public Health England backs dentists’ calls to ban Coca Cola truck tour

Public Health England backs dentists’ calls to ban Coca Cola truck tour

The chief executive of Public Health England has leant his support to calls from dentists to ban the Coca Cola truck from visiting cities across the country. Duncan Selbie has urged local authorities to “reflect on whether it’s in the best interests of the health of local families” to host a visit from the iconic […]


Northern Ireland health professionals team up to raise awareness of oral cancer as rates are predicted to double by 2035

Northern Ireland health professionals team up to raise awareness of oral cancer as rates are predicted to double by 2035

Health professionals in Northern Ireland have teamed up to try and raise awareness of mouth cancer, as statistics suggest that the number of cases is set to double by 2035. According to figures from the Northern Ireland Cancer Registry, the number of cases of mouth cancer diagnosed in the region is predicted to double over […]


New statistics suggest men are twice as likely to develop mouth cancer

New statistics suggest men are twice as likely to develop mouth cancer

New statistics released by Cancer Research UK have revealed that men are twice as likely to develop mouth cancer. The most recent figures from the charity show that 5,300 men and 2,500 women are diagnosed with oral cancer in the UK each year. Research also indicates that oral cancer is one of the most common […]