Archive for the ‘Oral health’ Category

Nottingham North MP Calls for Action on Sugar Consumption

Nottingham North MP Calls for Action on Sugar Consumption

Nottingham North MP Graham Allen has called for action on sugar consumption to tackle soaring rates of decay among children and additional health problems such as type 2 diabetes and obesity. Mr Allen said the government has ignored warnings from health experts and now is the time to act before the public health problems spiral […]


Health Watchdog Report Highlights Dental Access Problems in Lancashire

Health Watchdog Report Highlights Dental Access Problems in Lancashire

A report compiled by a health watchdog has highlighted problems with accessing NHS dental services in parts of Lancashire. The ‘Your Dentist, Your Say’ report, which was put together by Healthwatch Lancashire, shows that there is a shortage of dentists in some parts of the country, making it difficult for patients to register with an […]


British Association of Dental Therapist Backs Sugar Tax

British Association of Dental Therapist Backs Sugar Tax

The British Association of Dental Therapists has backed calls to introduce a sugar tax in the UK. The BADT has urged the government to follow the example of Mexico, where a sugar tax has reduced sales of sugary and fizzy drinks by 12 percent. The BADT has expressed support for a new sugar tax in […]


New British Dental Health Foundation Study Suggests Shift in Public Attitude to Cancer

New British Dental Health Foundation Study Suggests Shift in Public Attitude to Cancer

A new study conducted by the British Dental Health Foundation suggests that people have a more positive response to cancer, with ‘beatable’ one of the most commonly linked words to cancer. The study shows that many people believe that although cancer is a devastating disease, it can be beaten and the latest research shows that […]


New Online Survey Suggests Parents Doing More to Target Tooth Decay

New Online Survey Suggests Parents Doing More to Target Tooth Decay

A new online survey has suggested that parents are doing more to try and prevent their children from developing dental decay. A poll conducted by the British Dental Health Foundation found that almost half of parents said they would rather find healthier alternatives to popular treats for their children, including sugar-free confectionery. As Christmas Day […]


Bradford Dental Team Supports Mouth Cancer Action Month by Encouraging Locals to Get Checked Out

Bradford Dental Team Supports Mouth Cancer Action Month by Encouraging Locals to Get Checked Out

A Bradford dental team is promoting Mouth Cancer Action Month by encouraging local people to book a dental appointment or screening test this November. The team from Changing Faces Dentistry & Facial Rejuvenation in Greengates encourages both patients and those not registered with the practice to get checked out in support of the national campaign […]


Alcohol Consumption Linked to Significant Mouth Cancer Increase in the North East

Alcohol Consumption Linked to Significant Mouth Cancer Increase in the North East

Experts have warned that excessive alcohol consumption is contributing to a sharp increase in the number of mouth cancer cases in the North East. Figures show a staggering 53 percent increase in the number of alcohol-related mouth and pharyngeal cancer cases in the last 10 years. Research carried out by the North East Alcohol Office, […]


Is It Possible To Prevent Oral Cancer?

Is It Possible To Prevent Oral Cancer?

Cancer isn’t generally thought of as a preventable illness but there are ways to lessen the risk. Research has identified a number of key risk factors linked to mouth cancer and making positive lifestyle choices can help to reduce your risk of developing oral cancer. Ways to lessen the risk of oral cancer While it […]


Oral Cancer Now the Tenth Most Common Form of Cancer in Men

Oral Cancer Now the Tenth Most Common Form of Cancer in Men

Oral cancer is now the tenth most common form of cancer in men, according to Cancer Research UK. The most recent statistics from 2012 show that 7,300 people were diagnosed with mouth cancer in 2012. This equates to an increase of 2,800 cases from 2002. The figures show that mouth cancer is much more prevalent […]


Aylesbury Dental Team Don Blue Smiles to Promote Mouth Cancer Action Month

Aylesbury Dental Team Don Blue Smiles to Promote Mouth Cancer Action Month

A dental team from Aylesbury is donning blue smiles and offering free dental screening as part of Mouth Cancer Action Month. The national campaign, which launched on the 1st of November, is designed to encourage people to get checked out and learn about mouth cancer. Denta-Care will be offering free oral cancer checks between the […]