November 20th, 2018
Mouth Cancer Action Month takes place every November, whose aim is to raise awareness of mouth cancer and make a difference by saving thousands of lives through early detection and prevention.
Their aim is to raise awareness to get more cases of mouth cancer diagnosed at an early stage. By increasing education of the risk factors and signs and symptoms encourage everyone to discuss these with their dental professionals.
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The importance of mouth cancer month:
In the UK, more than 7800 people were diagnosed with mouth cancer last year and globally there are over 300,000 new cases each year.
The number of people being diagnosed with mouth cancer has grown by about a third in the last decade and it remains of the few cancers which are predicted to increase further in the coming years.
Although there are risk factors heavily linked to the disease, mouth cancer can affect anyone – that’s why it’s so important that we all know what to look out for. The campaign is all about taking action and promoting the messages:
- Don’t leave a mouth ulcer unchecked for over 3 weeks
- Don’t ignore any unusual lumps or swellings or red and white patches in your mouth
- Early detection could save your life. If you notice any changes in your mouth, immediately seek advice from a dentist or doctor.
At Brightside Dental, we carry out mouth cancer screening as part of all new patient assessment and regular check up visits. If you have any concerns or would like some advice, please do contact us.
October 18th, 2018
The 9th Annual Bruxism Awareness Week runs from 22nd to 28th October 2018. Clenching or grinding of the teeth (bruxism to use the medical term), is thought to affect around 80% of adults. Unfortunately, most people are unaware of grinding their teeth as it happens whilst sleeping and for many, there is no […]
September 12th, 2018
Madonna was seen recently whilst out for her birthday flashing a dental grill. This is a craze that has become increasingly popular among celebrities over the past few years and seemed to start with musicians, in particular hip hop artists. However. on a recent trip to Mexico, I visited one of the 7 Wonders of […]
June 10th, 2018
Each quarter at Brightside Dental we decide on a charitable cause that could benefit from the donations we make as a promise to our clients who have patiently waited to be seen for more than 10 minutes past their booked appointment time. Each time we are running late we make a donation to our chosen […]
June 4th, 2018
Diabetes week is every year between 11th June until 17th June. This awareness week is devoted to have all supporters come together to express their stories, to raise awareness of diabetes and help fund research into the condition. Living with diabetes is difficult, there are many factors to consider which can be stressful for you […]
May 7th, 2018
Tooth decay is the number one cause of hospital admissions for general anesthetic in the UK and the main cause of this is a high consumption of sugary food and drinks. Click to read more of recent findings released by Public Health England (PHE). http://www.smile-onnews.com/news/view/childhood-tooth-extraction-requires-action-in-england 6th April 2018 saw the introduction of the Soft Drinks […]
April 16th, 2018
It is widely believed that the first things people notice when meeting someone new is their smile and their eyes. Even the slightest blemish with a smile can affect a person’s confidence (and it is also thought has an impact on the outcome of job interviews and promotions) and a confident smile can make all […]
April 9th, 2018
Last quarter Brightside Dental has supported Sport Relief charity, which since 1985 has helped countless people thanks to the amazing generosity and fundraising brilliance. Thanks to all our clients, family, friends and team members who helped raise £390. Our practice had a competition taking place to raise donations for Sports Relief – […]
February 12th, 2018
Six members of the Brightside Team attended a 2 day conference in rainy Manchester recently titled “Creating An Inspirational Dentistry Workplace.” We learnt a huge amount over the time on ways we can improve our levels of customer service to our patients as well as working together as a team better. We came […]
July 10th, 2017
Natalie recently completed a course of teeth straightening for her upper teeth and teeth whitening to improve her smile. She shares her story of why she decided to have the treatment carried out and how she feels about her new smile. Below you can see before and after photos of how her smile used to […]