Archive for the ‘Oral health’ Category

Nursing students receive training in oral care

Nursing students receive training in oral care

Health Education England has introduced oral care training for nurses and students taking midwifery courses as part of a scheme known as Mouth Care Matters. The project is now in full swing at the University of Northampton, where nursing, nursing associate and midwifery students have taken classes aimed at ensuring healthcare professionals have the necessary […]


Smokers and drinkers would be more likely to give up if they knew about mouth cancer risks, poll finds

Smokers and drinkers would be more likely to give up if they knew about mouth cancer risks, poll finds

A poll has found that smokers and heavy drinkers would be more likely to quit or cut down if they were aware of the risks of mouth cancer.  In a survey conducted by the Oral Health Foundation and Denplan, 50% of smokers said that they would give up if they knew that smoking increased the […]


Coca Cola truck tour’s London date cancelled over fears of public health protests

Coca Cola truck tour’s London date cancelled over fears of public health protests

Coca Cola was forced to cancel the final leg of its festive truck tour over the weekend amid fears of public health protests. The iconic red truck was due to round off its UK tour in London, appearing at the O2 on Sunday 15th December, but the final date was called off after it was […]


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 […]