Archive for the ‘Oral health’ Category

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 […]


King’s College Hospital researchers urge parents and teachers to look out for signs of dental disease

King’s College Hospital researchers urge parents and teachers to look out for signs of dental disease

Researchers and specialists from King’s College Hospital, London, are appealing for teachers and parents to be vigilant in a bid to clamp down on dental disease. Dental decay is currently the leading cause of hospital admissions and surgical treatment under general anaesthetic among children in the UK. Recently, researchers called for health professionals and educators […]


Oxfordshire fire service promotes screening event, as new mouth cancer figures set alarm bells ringing

Oxfordshire fire service promotes screening event, as new mouth cancer figures set alarm bells ringing

Oxfordshire County Council’s Fire and Rescue Service is promoting a free mouth cancer screening event at the service headquarters to encourage people to get checked out. The headquarters in Kidlington will serve as a base for free screening on Wednesday 7th November, with appointments available between 9.30am and 4pm. The screening session has been organised […]


Llantwit Major dental practice to offer free mouth cancer screening on 10th November

Llantwit Major dental practice to offer free mouth cancer screening on 10th November

A dental practice in Llantwit Major in the Vale of Glamorgan is offering free mouth cancer screening on the 10th November to mark Mouth Cancer Action Month. The team at Wyndham House Dental Practice will be providing free dental checks on Saturday 10th November between 9am and 1pm. Appointments are available for all local people, […]


North Shields man shares mouth cancer story to encourage others to visit the dentist regularly

North Shields man shares mouth cancer story to encourage others to visit the dentist regularly

A great grandad from North Shields has shared his story of surviving a mouth cancer scare in a bid to encourage others to see their dentist on a regular basis. Trevor Richardson happened to bump into his dentist in a local shop, and it was after this chance meeting that the 67-year-old was found to […]


New report reveals alarming rise in mouth cancer cases in the UK

New report reveals alarming rise in mouth cancer cases in the UK

A new report has revealed an alarming rise in the number of cases of mouth cancer diagnosed in the UK. The first ever ‘State of Mouth Cancer Report’, which was published by the Oral Health Foundation in association with Simplyhealth ahead of the launch of Mouth Cancer Action Month, also highlighted a widespread lack of […]