Archive for the ‘Oral health’ Category

British Dental Health Foundation Launched 2015 Mouth Cancer Action Month Campaign

British Dental Health Foundation Launched 2015 Mouth Cancer Action Month Campaign

The British Dental Health Foundation has officially launched this year’s Mouth Cancer Action Month. The national campaign will run throughout the month of November and practices all over the UK will be taking part in fundraising activities and hosting free screening sessions to get people talking about mouth cancer, encourage people to be aware of […]


Brooklands Dental Clinic Promotes Mouth Cancer Campaign with Free Oral Cancer Checks

Brooklands Dental Clinic Promotes Mouth Cancer Campaign with Free Oral Cancer Checks

A dental clinic in Brooklands, Manchester, is promoting Mouth Cancer Action Month by offering free oral cancer screening in November. The team at Maple Road Dental Practice will be providing oral cancer checks free of charge in November to support the annual Mouth Cancer Action Month campaign. Dentists and nurses will also be sporting blue […]


Oakham Dental Practice to Offer Free Mouth Cancer Checks in November

Oakham Dental Practice to Offer Free Mouth Cancer Checks in November

A dental practice in Oakham is supporting this year’s Mouth Cancer Action Month campaign by offering free mouth cancer checks in November. West Road Dental Practice will be offering free oral cancer screening throughout the month of November to raise awareness of this deadly form of cancer and encourage as many people as possible to […]


5 Oral Health Benefits You’ll Notice When You Quit Smoking

5 Oral Health Benefits You’ll Notice When You Quit Smoking

Smoking carries major health risks and these are not just limited to the organs in your body. As well as increasing your risk of lung cancer, heart disease and respiratory problems, smoking also poses a risk for your oral health. If you’ve decided to quit as part of the Stoptober challenge, here are just 5 […]


Go Sober for October and Improve Your Smile

Go Sober for October and Improve Your Smile

There are numerous risks associated with drinking alcohol and the implications of drinking heavily over prolonged periods of time can be severe. This October, why not go sober and see how giving up could benefit your health? Cutting down on alcohol won’t just save money and give your health a boost, it can also make […]


Preparations Underway for 2015’s Mouth Cancer Action Month

Preparations Underway for 2015’s Mouth Cancer Action Month

Preparations are underway for the launch of this year’s Mouth Cancer Action Month campaign, which will take place in November. The British Dental Health Foundation is responsible for organising and running the campaign each year. Chief Executive Dr Nigel Carter OBE is encouraging dental professionals to get involved with this year’s campaign and do their bit to raise […]


Dental Nurse Admits 20 Charges of Poor Hygiene

Dental Nurse Admits 20 Charges of Poor Hygiene

A dental nurse from Daybrook, Nottinghamshire, has admitted 20 charges relating to poor hygiene. The offences in question took place when she was working with a dentist who caused the ‘biggest recall in NHS history’. Sally Hague worked alongside Desmond D’Mello, a dentist who allegedly reused gloves between patients and failed to decontaminate dental instruments. Ms Hague’s […]


New Figures Show Fall in Number of Adults Visiting a Dentist

New Figures Show Fall in Number of Adults Visiting a Dentist

New figures from the NHS Health and Social Care Information Centre have shown a fall in the number of adults visiting a dentist. The latest statistics show a 0.3 per cent fall in the proportion of UK adults who have visited a dentist in the last 2 years compared to the previous two year period […]


Gloucester Dentists Raise Concerns About People ‘Too Tired to Brush’

Gloucester Dentists Raise Concerns About People ‘Too Tired to Brush’

 Dentists in Gloucestershire have raised concerns about oral health risks after the publication of a survey suggesting people are too tired to brush their teeth in the evening. The survey revealed that 48% of participants had gone to bed without brushing their teeth and 39% blamed the lack of commitment to their oral hygiene routine on tiredness. 27% of […]


Deeplish Children Get a Lesson in Dental Hygiene

Deeplish Children Get a Lesson in Dental Hygiene

Children from Deeplish Playscheme were given a lesson in dental hygiene on the 11th August. The children were visited by Idrees Khan, who works for the NHS and travels around schools, nurseries and play centres educating children about oral hygiene and the importance of taking care of their teeth. Mr Khan said that he always […]