KR Dental Hygienist- Mouth Cancer Action

Hello everyone and welcome to my fundraising page.  I pledge to row 100 miles on my rowing machine during this years Mouth Cancer Action Month- November. I would love to raise £500 for Oral Health Foundation who are doing an amazing job in spreading the awareness and education around mouth cancer.  Mouth Cancer Action Month is the UK’s biggest charity campaign for mouth cancer awareness organised by Oral Health Foundation. So far the Oral Health Foundation has invested nearly £2 million on improving awareness and

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Gratitude: A gift to happiness

It’s almost the end of 2021 and a new year will soon begin. Looking back this past year, there’s so much that has happened. Specifically, in my life, I am very grateful for so much. Dr. Nguyen Dentistry is an interesting career – there are days where you have everything all set, everything seems to be smooth-sailing, and there are other days where Murphy’s law seems to be following you like a shadow chasing your own silhouette. In any event, there is never a dull moment

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Pie in the Face for Mouth Cancer!

At Church Street Dental Practice our experienced dentists have a preventive approach towards Dental Treatment and want to provide the best possible care for our patients.  Early detection of mouth cancer is more important now than ever, according to the “The State of Mouth Cancer UK Report 2020/21”, 58% of mouth cancers appear on the tongue and tonsils and last year, 2,702 people in the UK lost their life to mouth cancer. We want to help support Mouth Cancer Action and the Oral Health Foundation

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Lip cancer: what you really need to know

Lip cancer is a type of mouth cancer, which sounds scary, but the good news is that if caught early, it can be treated successfully.  Therefore, early diagnosis is essential, dentalhealth.org suggests that ‘with early diagnosis, the chances of survival are nine out of ten’. If you haven’t heard much about it, you’re not alone; a worrying statistic is that although 88% of the British public have heard of mouth (including lip) cancer, 75% do not know what the main signs and symptoms are.  But, according to

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A simple check for mouth cancer could save your life

17 November 2021 More people in the UK will lose their battle with mouth cancer if we do not get into the habit of checking for signs of the disease at home, according to the Oral Health Foundation. New research by the charity and Denplan, part of Simplyhealth, has shown that almost two-in-three (64%) have never checked themselves for signs of cancer in or around the mouth. Carried out as part of November’s Mouth Cancer Action Month, the investigation also found that more than one-in-four

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Signing the new Mouth Cancer Action Charter

Over the last year, 8,772 people in the UK were given the life-changing news that they have mouth cancer – this is one person every hour. These numbers continue to rise while the disease claims more lives than cervical and testicular cancer combined. The more we know about mouth cancer, the better chance we have of beating it.  This means knowing how to spot mouth cancer early and knowing where to go when we see something out of the ordinary.  It also means reducing our

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Give Somebody Back Their Smile

Simple functions such as eating and drinking are made more difficult by poor dental health, which can lead to nutritional deficits. It can also have a negative influence on a person’s mental health, resulting in anxiety and depression. Oral illness has also been related to an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, and dementia. Unfortunately, far too many people are in needless agony and anguish as a result of poor oral health. Many simply cannot afford a dental visit and live in pain everyday which

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The ‘big three’ causes of mouth cancer

By knowing the causes of mouth cancer, we can take positive steps to reduce our own level of risk, says a leading health charity. The Oral Health Foundation is raising awareness about the causes of mouth cancer, following new research that shows far too many people remain unaware of the main risk factors. The number of people diagnosed with mouth cancer in the UK has doubled in the last 20 years, with tobacco, drinking alcohol to excess and the human papillomavirus, being the considered the

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Oral Health Foundation appoints new president Mhari Coxon

Mhari Coxon has been revealed as the new president of the Oral Health Foundation. Mhari has worked in dentistry from 1992-2010, with a portfolio of career progression across dental practices, associations, faculties, and hospital environments. Mhari remains a registered dental hygienist, moving to a second career in healthcare marketing in 2010, and is currently Healthcare and Prescription Marketing Strategy Lead for Northern Europe at Johnson & Johnson. Mhari is also a member at the Chartered Institute of Marketing and a fellow of the Chartered Management

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Separating tragedy and dentistry: What I miss most about dental school

Dr. Simpson, middle, at her white coat ceremony. Let me start by saying, I hated dental school when I was in it. My father had been having some undetermined health problems, so when I moved to Boston to attend Tufts University School of Dentistry, in the back of my mind there was some ever-present apprehension about what was going on with him. My father was diagnosed with stage IV kidney cancer and initially given four months to live — two months into me starting dental

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