Archive for the ‘Oral health’ Category

Health Education and Improvement Wales launches new initiative to aid early oral cancer detection

Health Education and Improvement Wales launches new initiative to aid early oral cancer detection

Health Education and Improvement Wales has launched a new initiative aimed at enabling dental teams to raise awareness of mouth cancer and identify early warning signs.  Mouth cancer is the 11th most common type of cancer in the world, and in the UK, more than 8,000 people are affected every year. Rates of oral cancer […]


Sussex residents invited to free mouth cancer screening session in Burgess Hill

Sussex residents invited to free mouth cancer screening session in Burgess Hill

Residents in Sussex are invited to attend a free mouth cancer screening session in Burgess Hill on Monday 18th November.  To support Mouth Cancer Action Month, Gateway Dental will be offering free mouth cancer checks throughout the day. A spokesperson for the Station Road clinic said that it was very important to the team to […]


American scientists suggest improving oral health could benefit psoriasis sufferers

American scientists suggest improving oral health could benefit psoriasis sufferers

Scientists in America have suggested that improving dental health could have benefits for psoriasis sufferers. Psoriasis is a skin condition, which affects around 2% of the UK population. It causes itchy, dry, scaly patches to develop on the skin and can affect all parts of the body. Most cases of psoriasis are found in young […]


Scottish tap water receives stamp of approval from the Oral Health Foundation

Scottish tap water receives stamp of approval from the Oral Health Foundation

Scotland has become the first nation in the world to have its tap water recognised for its ability to promote healthy smiles. Scottish tap water has been given the seal of approval by the Oral Health Foundation after Scottish Water submitted evidence, which supported a link between tap water and healthier teeth. The news was […]


Patients urged to take advantage of free oral cancer checks in Binley Woods

Patients urged to take advantage of free oral cancer checks in Binley Woods

Patients in Binley Woods are being encouraged to take advantage of free oral cancer checks in November to support Mouth Cancer Action Month.  Binley Woods Dentistry will be offering free check-ups during the weeks ahead to raise awareness of mouth cancer and encourage as many people as possible to get checked out. Oral cancer screening […]


Warrington Hospital invites patients to attend free mouth cancer screening

Warrington Hospital invites patients to attend free mouth cancer screening

Warrington Hospital is offering free mouth cancer screening this month to support Mouth Cancer Action Month.  A campaign run by the Oral Health Foundation and the Mouth Cancer Foundation, the annual initiative aims to educate people about the causes and symptoms of mouth cancer and promote screening and regular dental checks.  Hospital practitioner, Stephen Porter, […]


Mouth cancer diagnoses reach record high

Mouth cancer diagnoses reach record high

The number of patients being diagnosed with mouth cancer has reached a record high after a tenth annual successive rise in cases.  Following the release of new figures, which show that the number of people affected has risen for the tenth year in a row, the Oral Health Foundation has described the situation as an […]


Sheffield dental practice to offer free mouth cancer checks in November

Sheffield dental practice to offer free mouth cancer checks in November

A dental practice in Sheffield will be providing free mouth cancer checks in November to support Mouth Cancer Action Month.  The One80 Dental Centre for Advanced Dentistry is offering patients a free 15-minute screening check to raise awareness of a deadly disease, which has become more common in the UK in the last decade.  Nigel […]


Bradford community dental team backs oral cancer campaign

Bradford community dental team backs oral cancer campaign

Ahead of the launch of Mouth Cancer Action Month, the community dental team at the Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust is working to raise awareness of oral cancer.  The team, which provides dental care across the region, will be donning blue smiles and participating in activities and events to educate people about oral cancer […]


Scientists call for major global dental health policy overhaul, as 3.5 billion people suffer from oral diseases

Scientists call for major global dental health policy overhaul, as 3.5 billion people suffer from oral diseases

Scientists have called for a raft of measures to be introduced by policymakers all over the world, as it emerged that 3.5 billion people on the planet are suffering from oral disease. A series of articles, studies and reports, which have been published in The Lancet, suggests that 3.5 billion people are affected by dental […]