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Dentists advise against rinsing and using mouthwash after brushing

Dentists advise against rinsing and using mouthwash after brushing

As many people set out to boost their health in the months ahead, dentists are urging patients to avoid rinsing and using mouthwash after brushing. Many of us are conditioned to rinse after brushing, but dentists actually advise against doing this, as it can remove fluoride from the mouth. Fluoride is a mineral, which is […]


Make 2019 the year you learn about mouth cancer

Make 2019 the year you learn about mouth cancer

As reports reveal a significant increase in the number of cases of mouth cancer diagnosed in the UK in the last decade, now is a perfect time to make a resolution to learn about mouth cancer and become more mouth-aware in the months ahead. Research published towards the end of 2018 underlined a rapid increase […]


Northern Irish dentists call for new plans to boost standards of oral health and improve morale

Northern Irish dentists call for new plans to boost standards of oral health and improve morale

Dentists in Northern Ireland have called for new oral health plans to improve standards of dental health among patients and boost morale within the profession. The British Dental Association in Northern Ireland has expressed fears of “stagnation” as subsidised dentistry has become “synonymous with low pay, low morale and longer working hours” and rates of […]


The BDA in Ireland calls for major shakeup to tackle long-standing issues in the dental care system

The BDA in Ireland calls for major shakeup to tackle long-standing issues in the dental care system

The British Dental Association in Northern Ireland has called for a major shakeup in dental services to correct and address long-standing issues. In an open letter to the Department of Health’s permanent secretary, Richard Pengally, the organisation has accused ministers of failing to prioritise oral health and called for urgent action to improve the NHS […]


Aberdeen MSP on a mission to raise awareness of mouth cancer after losing his father to the disease

Aberdeen MSP on a mission to raise awareness of mouth cancer after losing his father to the disease

The MSP for Aberdeen Donside, Mark McDonald, is on a mission to raise awareness of mouth cancer after losing his father to the deadly disease. Speaking after NHS Grampian launched a new campaign to educate people about the risk of oral cancer, Mr McDonald underlined the importance of being mouth aware. In February, Mr McDonald […]


New study links good oral hygiene to lower risk of high blood pressure

New study links good oral hygiene to lower risk of high blood pressure

A new study has linked good oral hygiene to a lower risk of high blood pressure. Researchers from Buffalo University claim that women who have an effective dental hygiene regime are less likely to develop hypertension. The study, which involved 36,500 women, found that women who had lost teeth were more likely to develop high […]


Kendal duo travels to Lebanon to provide dental care for Syrian refugees

Kendal duo travels to Lebanon to provide dental care for Syrian refugees

A dental duo from Kendal has travelled to Lebanon to provide much-needed dental care for refugees. Dentist, Arfan Iqbal and dental nurse, Tracey Topping, from Sandes Avenue Dental Practice, will spend a week in Lebanon, visiting Syrian refugee camps and offering dental treatment and pain relief. Mrs Topping, from Bolton-le-Sands, said that she was nervous […]


Hope for dental patients in Dolgellau, as new practice opens nearly 2 years after mydentist closure

Hope for dental patients in Dolgellau, as new practice opens nearly 2 years after mydentist closure

Dental patients in the Welsh town of Dolgellau finally have something to smile about, after a new practice opened nearly two years after its only clinic shut. Mydentist closed in spring 2017, and since then, patients have struggled to get a dental appointment. Practices in nearby Porthmadog and Aberystwyth were over-subscribed, leaving patients with option […]


Oral Health Foundation calls for free dental care for oral cancer patients

Oral Health Foundation calls for free dental care for oral cancer patients

The Oral Health Foundation has called for dental care to be provided free of charge for patients diagnosed with mouth cancer. After receiving treatment for oral cancer, patients are often faced with long-term dental difficulties, which require complex and intensive treatment. Unlike other health services, dental care is not available free of charge on the […]


Are you familiar with the signs of oral cancer?

Are you familiar with the signs of oral cancer?

November is Mouth Cancer Action Month, and if you’ve been to the dentist recently, you may have noticed posters or leaflets about mouth cancer on the walls or waiting room tables. Mouth cancer is an increasingly common form of cancer, but studies suggest that the vast majority of UK adults aren’t aware of the symptoms. […]