oral health

A blog about oral health including discussions around dental health and mouth cancer.

What Steps Are Taken in a Dental Implant Procedure?

13Mar

Have you had enough of not being able to smile because you’re worried about what people think of your missing teeth? If that’s the case you would have likely already heard of how getting dental implants can give you the … Continue reading

  

A toothbrush is for life, not just for Christmas (but it does make a great gift)

11Dec

What are you hoping to find underneath your tree this Christmas? The latest piece of technology, a shiny new bike, perfume, something sparkly and expensive; or how about an electric toothbrush? Unlike a dog or puppy an electric toothbrush makes … Continue reading

  

The Most Important Lifestyle Choices for Perfect Oral Health

10Dec

pouring water into glass from a bottle, on blue background

Oral health is just as important as your normal health and we should be making as much effort to keep our mouth healthy as the rest of our body. Poor oral health and oral hygiene can lead to a wide … Continue reading

  

The Most Common Dental Problems and How to Avoid Them

8Dec

Young woman with perfect teeth and dental instruments

Oral health is one of the most common areas we have medical issues. Few of us haven’t had to have fillings and other dental treatments in our lives. Today we decided to look at a few of the most common … Continue reading

  

Get on top of your dental routine

2Dec

Blue toothbrush with toothpaste on white background

Few of us actually manage to maintain our oral health as well as we would like, or perhaps should. There’s always so much to do in our lives that we often miss the little details. A recent study found that … Continue reading

  

Dental Care Myths You Need To Bust Right Now

27Nov

Back from when we first learnt how to brush our teeth, we were always told what to do and what to avoid so that maximum oral hygiene could be maintained. These dental and oral health tips given to us by … Continue reading

  

How to Beat your Fear of the Dentist

23Nov

Alex Mungo

Odontophobia is the fear of going to the dentist or receiving dental treatments. Anxiety towards the dentist is one of the most common fears in the UK. Roughly 20% of all adults in the UK suffer from some form of … Continue reading

  

Healthy Teeth: What to Eat and What Not to Eat

30Sep

It is all too easy to forget that we only get one set of adult teeth that have to last us a lifetime, but we can soon get a reminder of how precious they are when we have to get … Continue reading

  

Providing dental care to rural communities: Kasguma, Pakistan

7Sep

The hospital in Kasguma

There are many places around the world which have been unable to get even the most basic dental care, but what do you do when you have to provide support to over 250 thousand people over 40 miles of often … Continue reading

  

How much sugar is in your foods and drinks?

1Sep

Have you ever wondered how much sugar is in the foods and drinks we consume? Not many of us will take too much notice about the amount of sugars in our favourite snacks and teatime treats but maybe we should. … Continue reading

  

5 Sweet Swaps for Healthy Teeth This Summer

31Jul

Via Unilever and PaneDolceAlcioccolato

During the warmer months we are inundated with refreshing choices such as cooling fruit, ice lollies, and freezing cold drinks. However most of these options are packed with sugar, which in excess can cause tooth erosion and decay. We’ve spoken … Continue reading

  

14 Shocking things you need to know about dental health

28Jul

A woman brushing her teeth

14 Shocking things you need to know about dental health. We all know that brushing our teeth twice a day and regular visits to our dentists are the key to keeping our teeth healthy. While this is true, there are … Continue reading

  

Infographic – Caring for your teeth

10Jul

dos-donts-info-twitter

We have put together the following infographic with some simple Do’s and Don’ts from our fully trained oral health experts which can help you to make the difference in the long term. Enjoy and look after your teeth! Click here … Continue reading

  

Others play ketchup as tomato sauce is crowned king of the summer condiments

7Jul

Food - Cooking

Votes are in and the British public have unanimously said we are most likely to reach for the red bottle at our barbecues this summer. Facing fierce opposition from other saucy summer stalwart’s, ketchup put the squeeze on the competition … Continue reading

  

Teens that skip breakfast are almost twice as likely to have bad breath

2Jul

Teens skip breakfast lead to bad breath

MISSING BREAKFAST has been identified as one of the most common causes of bad breath within teenagers, according to a new report. New research published in the International Journal of Dental Hygiene has shown evidence that teens were almost twice … Continue reading

  

8 Essential tips to look after your teeth this festival season

24Jun

The long wait is over and this week 135,000 people will descend on Worthy Farm in Glastonbury to herald the real start of the British festival season, amongst all the partying it is important to look after yourself so we … Continue reading

  

Smell right and you could be lucky in love

2Jun

bad_breath

Smelling right could the key to landing a potential partner, results of a new nationwide survey claim. In a new poll looking to expose the UK’s biggest turn-offs when looking for a new partner, bad breath came out on top … Continue reading

  

Mum knows best when it comes looking after our teeth

26May

girl-mum-brushing-teeth

Parents pass many pearls of wisdom throughout their lifetime but its mums who seem to take the lead on how we care for our teeth, according to a new poll. More than two in three (68 per cent) of us … Continue reading

  

E-cigarettes – where do we stand?

28Apr

Woman smoking electronic cigarette

The blog entry was originally posted on the British Dental Health Foundation Blog Section The explosion of e-cigarettes to the market has seen health professionals race against time to discover whether their introduction has been for better or for worse. … Continue reading

  

World Earth Day and the secret life of a toothbrush

22Apr

Toothbrushes

The blog entry was originally posted on the British Dental Health Foundation Blog Section Today (22 April) is World Earth Day – a day dedicated to both simple individual acts and larger organisational initiatives that reduce carbon emissions and support … Continue reading

  

Word of Mouth – April 2015

17Apr

word-of-mouth-april-2015

The blog entry was originally posted on the British Dental Health Foundation Blog Section Hello, and welcome to April’s Word of Mouth. As spring finally crops up and an extra hour lost, it can only mean that National Smile Month … Continue reading

  

Jamie’s manifesto missing the mark

15Apr

chewing sugar free gum

The blog entry was originally posted on the British Dental Health Foundation Blog Section Letter in response to ‘Jamie Oliver calls for a Singapore-style ban on chewing gum in public‘, published in the Independent online, 13.04.2015. After reading the article … Continue reading

  

Putting on a smile for World Book Day

5Mar

Looking after my teeth

Today, everybody at the British Dental Health Foundation is celebrating World Book Day! As a charity, we are determined to improve the oral health of children not only across the United Kingdom but all over the world. We believe in … Continue reading

  

No Smoking Day shines light on oral health

3Mar

No Smoking Day 2015

A new survey of 2000 smokers by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) has found that less than one in two (44%) smokers in the UK are worried about the negative effects of smoking on their teeth, and only in one … Continue reading

  

Word of Mouth: January 2015

29Jan

Word of Mouth January 2015 British Dental Health Foundation front cover of the monthly online magazine featuring 12 pledges as a leading oral health charity, two minutes twice a day, National Smile Month 2015 is back.

The blog entry was originally posted on the British Dental Health Foundation Blog Section. Hello, welcome and Happy New Year! Word of Mouth is back and we’re looking to start 2015 with a bang. In the first issue of the … Continue reading

  

Dry January

22Jan

Dry January Logo

The blog entry was originally posted on the British Dental Health Foundation Blog Section When I was asked if I was doing Dry January, the thought initially made me shudder. So called ‘dryathletes’ give up alcohol for a month and … Continue reading

  

I’m not seeing eye to Eye with a landmark

19Jan

London Eye

The blog entry was originally posted on the British Dental Health Foundation Blog Section It attracts more than three and a half million tourists every year, can carry a maximum of 800 people at a time and it lies within … Continue reading

  

100% fruit juice ‘best for teeth’

2Dec

The news release was originally posted on the British Dental Health Foundation News Section New research suggests 100 per cent fruit juice does not cause tooth decay in children. Data from the 1999-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)1 in the … Continue reading

  

Charity Skydive: Take Two

25Nov

david-arnold-and-doychin-sakutov-doing-charity-skydive

The blog entry was originally posted on the British Dental Health Foundation Blog Section Two members of the British Dental Health Foundation are jumping 10,000 feet to raise money for charity. Communications Manager David Arnold and Website Officer Doychin Sakutov … Continue reading

  

Cancer prompts marriage, travelling and thrill-seeking

10Nov

Getting married, travelling to Australia and skydiving are the three most common things Brits would do if they were diagnosed with cancer. When asked to name three things they would add to a bucket list if they were told they … Continue reading

  

“Two Minutes Twice a Day” with Janet Goodwin

21Oct

Janet Goodwin Janet Goodwin BA(Hons) Business Management, board of trustee British Dental Health Foundation

It may be basic oral hygiene, but almost seven million of us in the UK regularly give cleaning our teeth the brush-off and admit to not brushing for two minutes twice a day. It’s hard to believe that taking four … Continue reading

  

Word of Mouth, Issue 23 – September 2014

13Oct

Word of Mouth - Issue 23 - September 2014 Cover Photo

The blog was released on the British Dental Health Foundation Blog section.  Hello, and welcome to the very latest edition of Word of Mouth. I’m delighted to announce to registration process for Mouth Cancer Action Month is now open. Running … Continue reading

  

WE SURVIVED!

2Oct

Survival of the fittest after finish

The blog was released on the British Dental Health Foundation Blog section.  We ran, clambered, and swam our way through some of the most beautiful parts of Cardiff. We surfed the white water rapids, were faxed through rolls of car … Continue reading

  

Oral health report encouraging, charity claims

30Sep

Children smiling

The news was released on the British Dental Health Foundation News section The first national survey examining the oral health of three year old children has revealed more than one in 10 have signs of visible tooth decay. The report, … Continue reading

  

Five things about Boundaries for Life

26Sep

Boundaries for Life

The blog was released on the British Dental Health Foundation Blog section Last Saturday, I spent the day with Boundaries for Life at Lords Cricket Ground for the Royal London One-Day Cup Final. The group, who tours cricket grounds all … Continue reading

  

Taking to the skies for charity

23Sep

Dental Skydive

The blog was released on the British Dental Health Foundation Blog section Two members of the British Dental Health Foundation are jumping 10,000 feet to raise money for charity. Communications Manager David Arnold and Website Officer Doychin Sakutov will be … Continue reading

  

Word of Mouth, Issue 22 – August 2014

1Sep

Word of Mouth - Issue 22 - August 2014 - Dental Megazine featuring the Latest news on oral health and wellbeing, Dental Skydive, Doctoral Award, Boundaries for life at Lords - oral health checks

The blog was released on the British Dental Health Foundation Blog section Hello, and welcome to August’s edition of Word of Mouth. August is traditionally a time where summer is in full swing and childrenand parents alike are readying themselves … Continue reading

  

Statins ‘help prevent tooth loss’

20Aug

Elderly couple smiling and holding a toothbrushes

The article was released on the British Dental Health Foundation News section New research has discovered that people taking statins for general health problems were almost three times less likely to suffer from tooth loss compared to those not on … Continue reading

  

Smoke-free cars ‘a step in the right direction’

19Aug

Smiley Children - Sunny Day

The blog entry was released on the British Dental Health Foundation Blog section The proposal to ban smoking in cars carrying children is a very welcome one indeed. As mouth cancer campaigners, the British Dental Health Foundation believe the consultation put forward … Continue reading

  

Mediterranean diet reduces mouth cancer risk

14Aug

Man eating salad

The article was released on the British Dental Health Foundation News section A Mediterranean diet can halve the risk of developing mouth cancer, according to a new study. The results, published in the British Journal of Cancer1, discovered that patients who … Continue reading

  

Top sports stars encouraged to brush up ahead of busy summer

8Aug

Athlete - Fitness

Written by Dr Nigel Carter OBE for  the Blog section of the British Dental Health Foundation Website We’ve had Wimbledon, the World Cup and the Commonwealth Games. With the return of the domestic football season, sports men and women across the … Continue reading

  

Oral health deteriorates during hospital stays

5Aug

Nurse writing down into a file

New research suggests that oral health deteriorates during hospitalisation and is associated with an increased risk of malnutrition in older patients. Research published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology1 provides the latest evidence that oral health is being overlooked in hospitals, … Continue reading

  

Diabetes increases risk of head and neck cancers

29Jul

Testing for diabetes

People with diabetes are at ‘significantly’ greater risk of developing head and neck cancer, according to new research. The study discovered that groups of patients with diabetes are almost 50 per cent more likely to develop the disease compared to … Continue reading

  

Tooth decay – what is the root of the problem?

28Jul

Dentist examing patient

It was front page news in the Sunday Times, and the story continues to rumble on. The report published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre that revealed more than 25,000 children aged five to nine were admitted to … Continue reading

  

Biggest campaign on record leaves charity smiling

15Jul

Southwest smile care centre celebrating National Smile Month

Written by Dr Nigel Carter OBE The UK’S largest and longest running campaign to promote the benefits of a healthy mouth has been an overwhelming success. More than 3,000 organisations took part in National Smile Month 2014, organised by the British … Continue reading

  

National Smile Month in Numbers

11Jul

British Dental Health Foundation presents a lovely infographic with all the stats for the oral ehalth campaing - 3145 organisations supporting NSM 2014, 1785 oral health activities and events, 2009 dental practices taking part, 892 smiley selfies sent to us on social media, 811 items of coverage in the press and media, 6928 oral health posters in waiting rooms, 150k smileys reaching poorest areas of the UK, 40271 total visits to the Smile Month website, 60m people reached with campaign messages, 38 years of National Smile Month to date, 758 schools teaching oral health & hygiene.

With National Smile Month coming to an end for yet another year, we have taken a look at its impact and success. The charitable campaign in 2014 was arguable National Smile Month’s biggest and best yet, and after 38 years … Continue reading

  

Oral bacteria ‘irritates IBD’

9Jul

scientist researches new study

Oral bacteria could have a role to play in the flare-up of irritable bowel disease, new research suggests. The findings, presented in the journal Oral Diseases, discovered that colitis, also known as irritable bowel disease (IBD), was aggravated by the presence … Continue reading

  

One in four Brits unhappy with their smile

3Jul

Smile and the world smiles with you as the saying goes, but for more than a quarter of Brits who are unhappy with their smiles this may not be the case. New research by the British Dental Health Foundation and … Continue reading

  

Dental phobia still rife throughout the population

30Jun

dentist and patient close up side view.

People afraid of the dentist are being reminded that dentistry has significantly changed after an alarming number of Brits say a visit is scarier than 10 of the UK’s most common phobias, a new survey reveals. Oral health charity the … Continue reading

  

Nation’s eating habits leave oral health charity plenty to chew on

27Jun

Unhealthy diet

A NEW SURVEY looking into some of the nation’s dietary habits has left one oral health charity calling for people to think about the impact their diet can have on their oral health. The call comes as the findings showed … Continue reading

  

Word of Mouth, Issue 20 – June 2014

26Jun

Front Cover Word of Mouth 2014 June Issue 20

Hello, and a warm welcome to the June edition of Word of Mouth. National Smile Month – our campaign to dramatically improve oral health in the UK – comes to a close today for yet another year. And what a … Continue reading

  

Smile…for the end of sugar

24Jun

Woman thinking and smiling

Sugar is in the news again with a US movie released May 14 called “Fed Up” which highlights the damaging effects that sugar has on our health. This month is also national smile month which aims to improve the oral … Continue reading

  

Saliva ‘could be power source’

9May

The story is published on British Dental Health Foundation News -> Saliva ‘could be power source’ Scientists could have found a new renewable energy source – and they haven’t had to look further than our mouths. Engineers at Penn state University … Continue reading

  

Word of Mouth, Issue 18 – April 2014

24Apr

Word Of Mouth, Issue 18 - April 2014 Front Cover

Hello, and welcome to the latest edition of Word of Mouth – April 2014. Now that the clocks have gone forward there is certainly a spring in the air. National Smile Month is now only a matter of weeks away, and … Continue reading

  

European study reveals new causes of mouth and throat cancer

9Apr

Poor oral health and failure to have regular dental checks could increase the risk of mouth and throat cancer, according to a pan-European study. The research also suggests – based on a small number of tumour patients – that excessive … Continue reading

  

Go Social for National Smile Month!

7Apr

Go Social for National Smile Month 2014 6½ Great Tips To Make Us Smile Online

6½ Great Tips To Make Us Smile Online. 1. Get Online. Whether you’re on a computer, mobile phone or table, social media is only a click away. Get started with the two most popular sites – Twitter and Facebook. It’s so simple. You … Continue reading

  

Word of Mouth, Issue 17 – March 2014

31Mar

Word of Mouth Digital Magazine Front Cover

Hello, and welcome to the latest edition of Word of Mouth. Enjoy the magazine, and we will see you in April. +293   

  

British Dental Health Foundation story

27Mar

The timeline of British Dental Health Foundation Infographic

As one of the world’s leading oral health charities, for more than 40 years the British Dental Health Foundation has strived to improve people’s lives by reducing the harm caused by oral diseases – many of which are entirely preventable. … Continue reading

  

Nutrition & Hydration Week 17-23 March

19Mar

hydration1

Water  – did you know that it’s the best fuel for a healthy life – and in fact one of the most precious and important commodities in the world? Water makes up 2/3rds of our body and therefore it is … Continue reading

  

What problems could my dental health cause?

25Feb

Infographic about what problems could poor dental health cause

There are new findings which support something that dental professionals have suspected for a long time – infections in the mouth can cause problems in other parts of the body. Problems which may be caused or made worse by poor … Continue reading

  

Dentistry Show 2014

21Feb

Dentistry Show 2014 Visit British Dental Health Foundation on stand H102

Written by Amanda Oakey On Friday 28 February and Saturday 1 March the Foundation will once again roll into the NEC in Birmingham for the Dentistry Show. If you come and visit us at stand H102, you will definitely leave … Continue reading

  

Your Oral Health Valentine

14Feb

Valentine Infographic about:

Men are from Mars and women are from Venus – that’s the saying we often utter to mark out the differences between the two sexes. For centuries, scientists and scholars have tried to offer some answers to this mystifying enigma … Continue reading

  

A shot in the arm for the HPV jab

4Feb

Test Tubes

It is forecast to be the leading cause of a cancer more prevalent than testicular and cervical cancer combined. In the UK one in five cases of mouth cancer are associated with this virus, yet the general awareness surrounding it … Continue reading

  

New group to tackle obesity is sweet as sugar

29Jan

Action On sugar

A new group formed to tackle and reverse the growing obesity epidemic has been welcomed by the British Dental Health Foundation. Action on Sugar, formed of a number of leading worldwide experts, hopes to educate the public on the dangers … Continue reading

  

Hospital food must be made to meet standards

9Jan

Food in the hospital

Most people believe that hospital food is poor quality – even those with no experience of it themselves, and regardless of whether their criticisms are fair in individual cases. Three of the complaints we hear most often from patients is … Continue reading

  

Your guide to a dentally friendly Christmas stocking

17Dec

Presents under Christmas tree

For many people, particularly children, the perfect Christmas stocking is one consisting of chocolate, sweets and other magnificent sugary treats. But while it may be tempting to cram in the selection boxes, it’s a ploy that could give their teeth … Continue reading

  

Six health problems linked to bad oral hygiene

10Dec

Elderly Man Brushing

Are you one of those people that fall victim to laziness when it comes to oral hygiene? Maybe you’ve had a long, hard day and just don’t feel like brushing your teeth before going to bed. Or perhaps you don’t … Continue reading

  

A deadly cocktail – tobacco and alcohol

9Dec

Through many years of publicity and awareness-raising, we all know that smoking and drinking are bad for us. Yet, despite the known dangers, both practices continue to hold high popularity. Over the last six weeks, national campaigns such as Stoptober, … Continue reading

  

The Grim Reality of Oral Cancer in Africa

28Nov

Dental examinations in Tanzania

Mouth cancer (also known as oral cancer) is when an abnormal group of cells, known as a tumour, develops within the tissues of the tongue, mouth, lips or gums. As a dental practitioner working out in Africa for much of … Continue reading

  

Tackling alcohol misuse: why the dental team should help

26Nov

Table full of alcohol

The number of alcohol consumers in the UK has increased substantially over the last century. Around 40 million British adults regularly consume alcoholic drinks and while many do so moderately, about 25% exceed Department of Health guidelines. For men, this … Continue reading

  

Oral cancer: My perspective

19Nov

Christine Gundry

As a PhD student researching cancer, I have heard time and time again the latest cancer statistics and the latest idea of how to ‘beat’ cancer. However, it never crossed my mind that I, a healthy and happy 25 year … Continue reading

  

Thinking about the unthinkable

14Nov

If you are unable to work because you suffer from an illness, disease or have an accident, it is important that you ensure your income is covered to protect your lifestyle and your family. Throughout your life, your expenses tend … Continue reading

  

How you can help to save lives with mouth cancer screenings

6Nov

Nearly 60 per cent of patients still don’t know that their dentist can check them for mouth cancer at their dental examination1. Denplan, the main sponsor of Mouth Cancer Action Month, continues to rally for free screenings in the dental … Continue reading

  

Mouth Cancer Action Month Launch

23Oct

The Rt Hon sir Paul Beresford opens the speeches

Yesterday (October 22), at the House of Commons, we had the Parliamentary Launch for November’s Mouth Cancer Action Month – and what a delightful event it turned out to be! Taking place in the Members’ Dining Room, we had a … Continue reading

  

ADG launches free CPD module for dental health teams

22Oct

Oral cancer training with the IDH axademy

With 7,698 new cases of mouth cancer annually and death rates remaining consistently high, we are proud that the Association of Dental Groups (ADG), which represents UK corporate dental groups, is able to support the British Dental Health Foundation during … Continue reading

  

Head and Neck Cancer: Improving Early Diagnosis

16Oct

Today in the UK, mouth cancer kills one person every five hours. Incidences of the disease have reached in excess of 7,500 people a year, doubling within the last decade and without early detection, half of these will not survive. … Continue reading

  

Showcasing a campaign

15Oct

Organised by the British Dental Health Foundation, Mouth Cancer Action Month runs throughout November each year and aims to raise awareness of the disease including common risk factors and symptoms. At Showcase 2013, it’s the ideal time to find out more about … Continue reading

  

The perfect pack-up

26Sep

Keeping your children’s lunchbox healthy and imaginative can be quite a challenge. Although the Government has considered banning packed lunches, with the right balance they can still pack a healthy punch. As the new school term starts, we’ve put together … Continue reading

  

A clearer future for tooth whitening

17Sep

When the European Council’s directive on tooth whitening was released at the end of October, clarifying that tooth whitening could only be carried out under by or under the supervision of a dentist and that the supply of tooth whitening … Continue reading

  

Summer foods vs good oral health – not always a breeze

20Aug

By Dr Nigel Carter OBE As a nation, we might rejoice when the summer season comes around, yet millions of holiday-makers and picnic-goers could be putting their oral health at greater risk with their summer diet. Consuming too many acidic … Continue reading

  

Government fails to reduce mouth cancer cases

26Jul

Following last week’s announcement that plain packaging would be put on hold, the decision to shelve minimum alcohol pricing has been met with dismay by many leading health experts. While Minister Jeremy Browne has said the policy would remain under … Continue reading

  

Why the fizzy drinks tax should be implemented

9Jul

Drinks packed with sugar have long been problematic to the health of the nation. The Foundation has supported a number of policies designed to curb sugary drinks consumption, including a report backed by more than 60 organisations calling for a … Continue reading

  

Improving our oral health: the oral healthcare programme

24Jun

Written by Louisa Rowntree Wrigley’s Extra is proud to, once again, be a Platinum sponsor of National Smile Month in 2013. Wrigley is committed to improving oral care understanding across the UK through its Oral Healthcare Programme which is why we work … Continue reading

  

How to keep your teeth for life

5Jun

BDHF Dental Infographic

Dental Implants Elmsleigh have starting to increase the awareness of the general public with their new graphic, ‘How To Keep Your Teeth For Life’. It’s a straight forward guide to all things teeth, giving you facts and tips on things … Continue reading

  

Smile Success

3Jun

Written by Dr Jane Butterworth We work as a close team priding ourselves in providing the highest standard of dental care. We maintain a strong preventative ethos, enabling patients to avoid future dental problems through a range of measures such as … Continue reading

  

Forget Wobbly Bits – What Brits Are Really Scared Of Flashing This Summer Is Their Smile!

29May

Written by: Nadia Niazi Research released today by dental aligner brand Invisalign suggests Brits should ditch the summer diet plan and invest in a ‘smile’ plan. The National Smile Month sponsor discovered it’s not wobbly body parts gnawing at a … Continue reading

  

Millions in danger through illegal tooth whitening

22May

Tooth Whitening Stats Table

20 million people in the UK are leaving themselves open to illegal and potentially harmful tooth- whitening. New survey data1 suggests more than one in four people (28 per cent) would not go to the dentist for their tooth whitening … Continue reading

  

Special Olympics Special Smiles

10May

I first heard about Special Olympics International and its British contingent, Special Olympics Great Britain (SOGB) a couple of years ago through conversation with a member of their Board; the eminent humanitarian Mr Philip Nathan, MBE, Board member of MedicAlert … Continue reading

  

Dental sedation

23Apr

Written by Dr. Daz Singh National Smile Month takes place 20 May – 20 June. It is an opportunity to educate and raise awareness of oral health matters by promoting three of the simplest messages: that people should brush their … Continue reading

  

Cold sores and memory skills linked

28Mar

cold sores (herpes simplex) virus and dementia link

Whilst reading the Mail Online this week an article about cold sores grabbed my attention. If, like me, you suffer with cold sores, you may be suprised to know researchers have discovered you may have an increased risk of impaired … Continue reading

  

Love Your Smile

11Feb

Love your smile……..well ,what’s NOT to love? But then I am entirely biased as I love seeing people smile! As a Dental Hygienist for 18 years now, my job is to treat and educate patients to care for their mouths … Continue reading

  

talkcosmetic surgery

4Feb

talkcosmetic surgery

We are delighted to announce that we have launched a new cosmetic surgery forum within talkwomenshealth. Talk to others about all aspects of surgical and non-surgical procedures including breast enlargements, tummy tucks, liposuction, dental implants, facials, laser therapy, thread vein … Continue reading

  

Health 2012: a year in headlines

31Dec

Our health in 2012

In 2012 we’ve found that the standards of health reporting have – largely – improved. Where there have been health scares these have been sensibly and even-handedly reported, ‘wonder cures’ seem to have hit the headlines far less often than we’ve … Continue reading

  

Look out for free mouth cancer screenings at local dental practices from Denplan dentists

24Oct

By Dr. Henry Clover, Deputy Chief Dental Officer, Denplan Only 13 per cent of people ask their dentist to check them for signs of mouth cancer and shockingly almost the same amount of people have never heard of the disease1. … Continue reading

  

Getting My Teeth into Europe – The Better Oral Health European Oral Platform

10Sep

World Oral Health Day, European Parliament, in Brussels, BDHF

I was fortunate enough to recently attend the Better Oral Health European Platform – Are we taking enough care of our teeth? The case for a European oral health policy. This also launched The State of Oral Health in Europe … Continue reading

  

Time to say “Cherry-Oh” to sugary fruits?

23Aug

Working as an oral health educator it’s a question that comes up time and time again…. “Is fruit bad for me? It’s full of sugar!” I seem to have this put to me a lot more over the last few … Continue reading

  

How to keep that winning smile

10Aug

Olympic Blog – How to Keep that Winning Smile With London 2012 well under way, everyone is very excited about sports and all the medals Team GB is winning.  Hopefully the whole Olympic atmosphere will result in a renewed enthusiasm … Continue reading

  

British Dental Health Foundation

31Jul

The British Dental Health Foundation is an independent charity that along with our global arm, the International Dental Health Foundation, is dedicated to improving the oral health of the public by providing free and impartial dental advice, by running educational … Continue reading