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 …

Thinking about your toothbrush

Thinking about your toothbrush

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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) …

picnic your way to health

A selection of tasty picnic recipes with no added sugar

Natasha Wilcock Dental Health Leave a Comment

A healthy diet is kind to your body and your teeth and can also make you feel great! Overconsumption of added sugar is the leading cause of dental decay and is a major contributor to chronic disease, so it makes sense to reduce our intake. Due to the vast number of foods that contain added sugar, cutting back can be …

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Does your choice of toothbrush really make a difference?

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We asked Dr Alif Moosajee, otherwise known as The Smiling Dentist, just how important your choice of toothbrush is when it comes to looking after your teeth. Here’s what he had to say: ‘A good workman never blames his tools.’ ‘Size doesn’t matter, it’s what you do with it that counts.’ ‘It ain’t what you do, it’s the way that …

Avoid the afternoon dip

How to avoid added sugar at lunchtime

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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 …

Think before you grab a soft drink!

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The term ‘soft drink’ covers a vast array of beverages from carbonated, sports and energy drinks to fruit juices, dilutables and bottled waters. In the UK, we consume around 14 billion litres of soft drinks each year, with children and adolescents being most likely to consume more than any other age group. Here, Dentist, David Bretton, considers the effects of …