Probiotics are regularly in the news, most notably for their benefits on digestive health. However, probiotics for oral health are a new and emerging field of research. With more than 600 species having been shown to colonise the oral cavity, it’s an area we thought was worth looking at. We asked Nutritional Therapist Natasha Wilcock to take a look at the research and what has been discovered so far…
Many people are unaware that, in its very early stages, mouth cancers can be almost invisible making them easy to ignore. This is why it’s so important to keep a close eye on the health of your mouth as the chances of survival are significantly improved if the cancer is detected early and rapidly treated.
Although It only takes two minutes to carry out a full oral cancer screen, do your patients really realise what you’re doing for them?
Well, we’ve created a great little guide to share with your patients so they are aware of how you are taking care of them whilst in your chair and more importantly why!
In this final instalment of blogs highlighting the unintended consequences of efforts to improve the NHS dental contract in England, the Rubik’s Cube effect, I want to touch on the thorny subject of when and what private care can be provided to NHS patients.
Run by Public Health England, Stoptober is a nationwide, 28 day, stop smoking challenge, which takes place during the month of October. Participants are encouraged to support one another in the challenge to quit and sign up to receive helpful free resources. By quitting for four weeks smokers are five times more likely to stay smoke free. So, to support this, we asked Nutritional Therapist Natasha Wilcock for some nutritional insight and advice to help smokers give up.
The subject of this latest blog continues the theme of solutions to problems with the English NHS dental contract having unintended consequences that create yet more problems. Hence the title of the blog!
Sarah Whittall, Events and Marketing Coordinator, introduces us to The Business Skills Theatre at this year’s BDIA Dental Showcase.
It’s been 2 months, 12 days, 16 hours, 2 minutes and 11 seconds, (not like I’m counting) since I’ve done it! Gave up the fags I mean, the tabs, the ciggies and the rollies!
If you’ve been using social media lately, chances are you’ve seen some reference to the Practice Plan Workshop Tour 2015, being hosted by Laura Horton and Michael Bentley, entitled ‘How to create your ULTIMATE dental practice, room by room’.
Have you ever been in a situation where you don’t understand what someone is trying to communicate to you? Like the above video shows, not everybody speaks the same language…
There are times in your dental practice where you need to produce promotional literature to both promote treatments and encourage patients to take it up. This means that when you’re writing the content for marketing material, you should take a moment to stop, reflect and ask yourself, would your existing patients and potential new ones understand what you are trying to communicate?