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GIVE YOUR TEETH A SPRING CLEAN

We welcome the arrival of spring with a promotion on Interdental brushes.

They clean between your teeth, getting rid of food and plaque, which helps to prevent gum disease.

We advise you to ask your dentist or hygienist for the appropriate size of brush to fit in between your teeth.

Te -pe brushes - Promotional price £3.50 pack.

Stoddard brushes - Promotional price £2.00 pack

In February we had 207 patient failures. Please could we remind you to contact the practice to cancel your appointment if you cannot make it, allowing other patients access appointments.

MOUTH CANCER AWARENESS MONTH NOVEMBER 2016

EARLY DETECTION SAVES LIVES!

  • At Glen Maye Dental Practice our dentists screen your mouth for oral cancer at every examination appointment and a careful medical and dental history is taken.If you have any concerns between check-ups, don't hesitate to call us.
  • Preventative advice is given to all patients who are considered high risk.
  • We participate in Mouth Cancer Awareness Month in association with the British Dental Health Foundation to help raise awareness of mouth cancer.

MOUTH CANCER FACTS

  • Over two thirds of mouth cancer cases are detected at a late stage,reducing chances of survival.
  • Mouth cancer kills more people than cervical and testicular cancer combined.
  • Mouth cancer caused 1,985 deaths in the UK in 2010.
  • Latest figures suggest that more than 6,000 people will be diagnosed with mouth cancer this year in the UK alone.

WARNING SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

  • Mouth ulcers that do not heal after three weeks
  • Red or white patches on the tongue or gums
  • Unusual lumps or swellings
  • Pain chewing, swallowing or moving the jaw or tongue
  • Bleeding or numbness.

CAUSES OF MOUTH CANCER

  • Smoking
  • Alcohol Consumption: More than 7 in 10 people diagnosed with mouth cancer drink more than the recommended daily limit. Drinking increases the mouth's rate of absorption of tobacco. People who drink and smoke to excess are up to 30 times more likely to develop mouth cancer. It is recommended that men drink no more than 3-4 units per day and women drink no more than 2-3. (1 unit is equivalent to ½ a pint of lager, a single measure of spirits or a small glass of wine).
  • Poor diet
  • Overexposure to sunlight can cause cancer of lips
  • HPV – The human papilloma virus (HPV) Transmitted via unprotected oral sex, is a growing threat as a mouth cancer cause. Experts suggest it may rival tobacco and alcohol as a major cancer cause within 10 years.

PREVENTION IS KEY AND LIFESTYLE CHOICES CAN HELP MINIMISE RISKS.

REDUCE RISKS BY:

  • Not smoking and drinking
  • Having a healthy balanced diet containing the recommended five a day fruit and vegetable portions. It is one of the best defences against mouth cancer. Studies also suggests that eggs and fish are a source of Omega 3 which help to lower the risk of mouth cancer andalso nuts,seeds, whole-wheat pasta, brown riceand other foods high in fibre.
  • It is important to visit your dentist regularly even if you wear full dentures.
  • When brushing your teeth, look out for any changes in your mouth, and report any red or white patches, or ulcers, that have not healed within three weeks.
  • When exposed to the sun, be sure to use a good protective sun cream, and put the correct type of barrier cream on your lips to prevent lip cancer.

PLEASE CALL 0161 998 5588 FOR A CHECK UP, ADVICE OR IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS.

Are you happy with your smile?

Do you have a dental wish list?

We know from experience that you and other people have some common problems with your teeth and gums. You may not appreciate that by addressing these problems, often in a very simple way, or by having a full smile makeover, your self confidence can be improved dramatically.

Improving your smile can help you in so many ways; people love to look at smiley faces and if your teeth are holding you back, now may be the time to do something about it!

Please take a few moments to think about your teeth:

Are you self conscious about your teeth when you smile?
Would you like a whiter, brighter smile?
Do you wish your teeth were shaped differently, didn't have gaps or were in a better position?
Do you have any discoloured teeth which embarrass you?
Do your front teeth have crowns or fillings which do not match the colour of your own teeth?
Do you have black fillings in your back teeth which you would prefer to be white?
Are your teeth sensitive to hot, cold or sweet foods?

Now thinking about your gums:

Do your gums appear red and swollen, or bleed when you brush them?
Do you have an unpleasant taste in your mouth?
Do you worry that you may have bad breathe?
Do any of your teeth feel looser than they used to?
Are you aware that your teeth have changed position?

At this practice, our hygienists clean and polish your teeth:

Have you seen a hygienist before?
Have you found it uncomfortable to have your teeth cleaned previously?

If you have answered yes to any of the questions you could benefit from an appointment with your dentist.