Archive for the ‘Oral health’ Category

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 […]


Bradford South MP calls for urgent action on decay crisis

Bradford South MP calls for urgent action on decay crisis

The MP for Bradford South has called for the government to take urgent action to tackle the crisis of childhood decay. Judith Cummins has accused ministers of failing to take urgent action to halt rising rates of decay, after a report compiled by a research team at King’s College London Hospital suggested that 2 out […]


No Immediate Teeth Discolouration Risks for E-cigarettes

No Immediate Teeth Discolouration Risks for E-cigarettes

The yellowing effects of smoking on teeth have been well-documented for years. What isn’t quite so clear-cut at the moment is the impact that vaping has on our teeth. Until now, anyway. Research undertaken by British American Tobacco has compared the damage of traditional cigarettes and vaping on teeth in a study believed to be […]


Lancashire Dentists Called to Help Educate Children on Oral Health

Lancashire Dentists Called to Help Educate Children on Oral Health

Lancashire dentists need to do more to promote oral health among children of the county after shocking figures revealed them to have the worst rate of tooth decay in the country. The results, coming from the Child Oral Health Survey, show an overall improvement in the country, but a distinct gap between local authorities, with […]


Vaping: The escape from smoking… or the gateway into it?

Vaping: The escape from smoking… or the gateway into it?

Smoking is one of the biggest causes of tooth staining, gum disease, tooth loss and mouth cancer. Yet as many young smokers turn to e-cigarettes over the conventional, tar-filled alternative, recent reports suggest it’s a slippery slope from vaping to using real cigarettes. Scientists at the RAND research centre believe e-cigarettes could actually be serving […]


West Yorkshire dentists urged to see healthy patients less frequently

West Yorkshire dentists urged to see healthy patients less frequently

Dentists in West Yorkshire are being advised to see healthy patients less frequently as part of a new initiative, which is designed to make appointments more accessible to those in need. The Recall Matters scheme, which has been launched in the area, aims to ensure that more appointments are available for patients suffering from oral […]


Scottish dentists call for a ban on puddings and sugary drinks in schools

Scottish dentists call for a ban on puddings and sugary drinks in schools

Dentists in Scotland have called for schools to ban puddings and sugary drinks in a bid to tackle dental decay and childhood obesity. The Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow believes that the government should push for schools to scrap unhealthy desserts and sugar-laden drinks to try […]


Lincolnshire dental team shares tips for healthy packed lunches

Lincolnshire dental team shares tips for healthy packed lunches

The summer holidays are now a distant memory, and a dental team from Lincolnshire is taking the chance to use the start of a new semester to educate children and parents about healthy eating. Recently, statistics published by Public Health England suggested that a large proportion of children were consuming more than the recommended daily […]