How your practice can support Mouth Cancer Action Month

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Despite everyone’s best efforts, mouth cancer is still on the increase.  In the UK more than 7000 people were diagnosed last year.  It is estimated that about 60,000 people will be diagnosed over the next decade and it remains a cancer which is predicted to increase further in the coming years. Throughout November, dental health and oral cancer charities, dentists, …

Are you mouth cancer aware?

How well do you know your mouth?

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More than 1,800 people lose their lives to mouth cancer each year in the UK and it is believed that many of these people could be saved if the cancer had been diagnosed and treated sooner. Your dentist will perform a full oral health screening during each appointment but with early diagnosis being vital, it is important to know your …

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 …

Escape the sugar rush

How to avoid added sugar at breakfast

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Following on from my blog on ‘8 tips to avoid sugar’, this blog will take a look at no-added-sugar meal planning strategies for breakfast.

Oral hygiene for dental implants

Four key things you need to do to look after your implants

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Dental implants are an increasing popular alternative to bridges or removable dentures and – with the correct aftercare – should last a lifetime. They look and feel like normal teeth and you should be able to eat as you would with normal teeth as they provide the same strength and ‘bite’. As a financial investment into your oral health you …

8 tips to avoid sugar

Easy to follow tips for avoiding added sugar in your diet

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Following on from my last blog ‘Eight reasons to quit sugar’, this next blog of the series has advice on how to avoid added sugar. Feel free to share your own tips and experiences!

Managing oral health in dementia sufferers

The importance of managing oral health in dementia sufferers

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Dementia is now one of the most common neurological disorders in the older generation. Here, Dental Hygienist, Jo Dickinson, explains why maintaining good oral health in dementia sufferers is so important and how this can be managed.

Eight reasons to quit sugar

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These are some of the recent headlines about sugar… “Removing sugar from diet for just nine days can have ‘dramatic results’, new study claims.”  Independent “Sugar is as dangerous as alcohol and tobacco, warn health experts.” The Telegraph “Sugar is addictive, warns top doctor.” The Times Sugar seems to have replaced fat as the number one food to avoid due …

The good, the bad and the microbiome

What is the ‘oral microbiome’ and how can you manage yours?

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Most bacteria are good for you! The average mouth is teeming with around 296 different types of bacteria, officially known as the ‘oral microbiome.’ These bacteria can be sub divided into ‘good’ and ‘bad’ bacteria, the balance of which has important health implications.

Take eggs-tra special care of your teeth this Easter

Top tips on how to look after your teeth this Easter

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With the supermarket shelves stacked high with Easter eggs of all shapes and sizes, our season of chocolate feasting is about to start. But are we in danger of turning it into a festival of gluttony? What is a sensible amount of chocolate to eat and does it really matter?  Here, Hygienist Jo Dickinson shares her advice on how you and …