It takes just 45 seconds to check your mouth for any unusual signs, and prevent mouth cancer, says the Oral Health Foundation.
November is Mouth Cancer Awareness month, and we’re here to look after your oral health. Check the info below and keep in touch!
Here are some details, from last year’s Oral Health month, about how you can Be Mouthaware:
Have you ever wondered if you’re doing the best you can to take care of your Oral Health?
These Frequently Asked Questions from the Oral Health Foundation will let you know if there’s anything more you can be doing to look after your smile.
Check out these links to answer your questions:
About Plaque and Gum Disease
Toothbrushes and Brushing
In the UK, more than 7,000 people were diagnosed with mouth cancer last year. The disease has grown by a third in the last decade and remains one of very few cancers which are predicted to increase further in the coming years… that’s why Mouth Cancer Action Month is so important.
Do you know the changes in the mouth that you should be aware of? Be Mouthaware!
Make sure you know the Mouth Cancer risk factors…
Do you drink alcohol? Check the new government guidelines…
For more info and to find out more about how you can prevent Mouth Cancer, visit http://www.mouthcancer.org.
You may have noticed the Sugar Smart app which we are promoting in the practice…
“We’re all having too much sugar. Our kids might seem fine on the outside, but too much sugar can lead to the build up of harmful fat on the inside that we can’t see.”
Click here for the NHS’ site on how sugar affects your health; find out sugar facts you didn’t know about; learn recipes for cutting back on sugar and get the Sugar Smart app to help you monitor and cut down on your family’s sugar intake.