No sugar

Sugar-free for February

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We’ve all heard of ‘Stoptober’, ‘Movember’ and ‘Veganuary’ but as far as I’m aware, February has never had its own catchy strapline….until now that is, but which one to choose? Cancer Research UK are calling it ‘Sugar-free February’ and the British Heart Foundation are asking us to ‘Dechox’ this month, while ‘Fizz-free February’ is being promoted as part of the …

Challenges of delivering dentistry to children

The challenges of delivering dentistry to children

Zoe Close Dental Health Leave a Comment

Children’s dental health has been hitting the headlines a lot this year, and unfortunately for all the wrong reasons. Early in 2018, BDA Chairman Mick Armstrong described it as a ‘badge of dishonour for health ministers’ after figures revealed the number of hospital tooth extractions for under-18s in England had risen to 42,911 in 2016-17. That’s a rise of over …

Infographic showing patients how dentists check for head and neck cancer

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Are your patients aware of the risk of mouth, head and neck cancer, do they know that they receive a full oral screening during their examination? As November is mouth cancer awareness month, we are sharing our visual guide to help you raise awareness and show them exactly what you do. It is great for starting conversations about self-examination and …

Mouth care matters

Delivering dentistry to vulnerable older people

Nigel Jones Dental Health, NHS Dental Landscape Leave a Comment

Nigel Jones speaks to Mili Doshi about a programme that has been working to improve oral health for older patients in hospitals… Earlier this year I attended the Westminster Health Forum, where images of older hospital patients’ mouths in a terrible state were shown. These pictures were truly shocking and highlighted the issue of the mouth being ignored – through …

Thinking about your toothbrush

Thinking about your toothbrush

Alif Moosajee Dental Health Leave a Comment

As dental care professionals, making sure our patients’ oral health is as good as it can be is of the upmost importance to us. We focus on making sure that our patients have stable mouths that don’t deteriorate due to what are essentially completely preventable diseases. We’re keen to ensure that patients are brushing (most commonly with an electric toothbrush) …