Clydebank dentists join forces with firefighters to raise money for charity

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A dental team based in Clydebank teamed up with local firefighters recently to raise money for charity.

Dental professionals from Clyde Dental practice swapped drills for sponges and firefighters downed their hoses in favour of buckets to raise cash for the Oral Health Foundation and the Firefighters Charity by hosting a car wash. The teams washed a total of 220 cars to raise more than £1,500.

The aim for the dentists was to support the Oral Health Foundation’s Mouth Cancer Action Month campaign, while the fire crews were scrubbing to generate funds for the Fire Fighters Charity.

Mouth Cancer Action Month is an annual campaign, which is run by the Oral Health Foundation in tandem with the Mouth Cancer Foundation. Throughout November, practices and health organisations have participated in events and organised screening sessions to raise money and make people more aware of the symptoms and causes of oral cancer. Every year, more than 8,000 people are affected by mouth cancer in the UK, but public awareness remains very low. The campaign aims to educate people about warning signs and to encourage dental patients to keep up to date with routine check-ups. 

The Fire Fighters Charity provides support for individuals affected by injuries and illness, offering help with physiological and psychological conditions for firefighters in the UK. 

The dentists and fire crews were spurred on by locals on the day and Domino’s Pizza also provided 200 slices of pizza to keep energy levels up.

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