National Smile Month, organised by the Oral Health Foundation, is the UK’s largest and longest-running campaign to promote good oral health. The ultimate aim of the campaign is to improve the UK’s oral health through the promotion of 3 key messages:
Being well-nourished is a core component of maintaining good health.¹ Poor nutrition can have detrimental effects on energy levels, alertness, mobility, steadiness and healing. If you have good nutritional levels you are less likely to require medication, have a reduced risk of falling and have fewer incontinence issues.
Fluoride is a natural mineral which is found in many foods and in drinking water. Brushing your teeth thoroughly with a fluoride toothpaste is one of the most effective ways of preventing tooth decay.¹ Toothpastes containing 1350-1500 ppm fluoride are the most effective.¹
If you suffer from a dry mouth, eating can sometimes be a challenge. A lack of saliva in the mouth can make eating certain foods irritating and sometimes painful. Take a look at the category of foods and drinks below which you may wish to avoid, and in some cases, how you can make them more enjoyable.
This week marks the 5th annual European Head and Neck Cancer Awareness week, run by the European Head and Neck Society. The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of head and neck cancer and to improve outcomes for patients with the disease.
It’s safe to say that nearly everyone has been affected by cancer at some point in their lives, whether it’s themselves or a close family or friend. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has estimated that in the year 2030, there will be 75 million people each year living with cancer – making cancer a serious global public health problem.