Escape the sugar rush dinner

How to avoid added sugar at dinnertime

Natasha Wilcock Dental Health Leave a Comment

Following on from my blog ‘How to avoid added sugar at lunchtime’, this blog will look at no-added-sugar meal planning strategies for dinner. Many people get home from work in the evening and are too tired to cook so fall back on takeaways or convenience foods such as ready meals, which are often high in added sugar. It is possible …

Dental check by 1

Over 40% of UK children miss out on free dental check-ups

Alif Moosajee Dental Health Leave a Comment

As both principal dentist at Oakdale Dental and a devoted father, Dr Alif Moosajee is a big advocate of the ‘Dental check by 1’ initiative. The British Society of Paediatric Dentistry is publicising this to ensure all children in the UK see a dentist by their first birthday. Dr Alif explains why he believes the initiative is so important.

Avoid the afternoon dip

How to avoid added sugar at lunchtime

Natasha Wilcock Dental Health Leave a Comment

Following on from my blog ‘How to avoid added sugar at breakfast’, in this blog we’ll take a look at no-added-sugar meal planning strategies for lunch. For many of us, lunch means grabbing a sandwich from the nearest convenient place, often with a chocolate bar and a packet of crisps, this type of eating can mean consuming large amounts of …

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?

Practice Plan Dental Health Leave a Comment

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

Practice Plan Dental Health Leave a Comment

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

Natasha Wilcock Dental Health Leave a Comment

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

Sheetal Anand Dental Health Leave a Comment

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

Natasha Wilcox Dental Health Leave a Comment

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

Jo Dickinson Dental Health Leave a Comment

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.