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Mouth tattoos refer to any tattoo inside the mouth or on the lips. This can be either on the palate (roof of the mouth) or cheek, however, the most popular place is the inside of the bottom lip. Some people also have lip tattoos around the edge of the mouth as a way of having permanent ‘lip liner’.  This would also be classed as a mouth tattoo. Health advice on mouth tattoos Because of the potential harm to your health, mouth tattoos are never recommended. Any tattoo comes with risks, however, mouth tattoos come with added dangers.  Unlike tattoos on the outside of the skin, mouth tattoos are placed on soft tissue.  This makes it extremely difficult to cover, protect and keep clean.    The mouth is constantly exposed to foreign substances – like food and drinks, as well as any anything else you might put in the mouth.  This

Grillz are removable decorative tooth covers. They are often made of gold, silver or jewel-encrusted precious metals that snap over one or more teeth. They have been around in some form for thousands of years as a way of showing social status but made their way into mainstream pop culture in the early 1980s. They’re still worn today by many celebrities such as Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, Justin Bieber and Jay-Z. Grillz are often used as a form of self-expression and identity, and an opportunity to show off something …  but they may not be a healthy choice for your smile. Safety concerns Grillz are not recommended because they could pose to your oral health and hygiene. By wearing Grillz you might increase your risk of tooth decay and gum disease.  This is because plaque can get trapped between it and the tooth’s surface. When plaque builds up, it can

Many sports pose a potential danger for your mouth when there is a chance of other people, or objects, coming into contact with it.  This is just as true for non-contact sports as it is for those sports that have contact. Looking after your mouth and oral health when playing sport is important.  The good news is that during this time, there are some easy and effective steps to help protect your teeth and gums and keep your smile safe. Common mouth injuries in sport Between 13% and 39% of all dental injuries in the UK are linked to accidents during sport and it also accounts for around 25% of children injuring or losing front teeth. Contact sports are increasingly popular which has resulted in a rise of traumatic dental injuries. Common sporting injuries that can put your mouth at risk include: Soft tissue injuries to lips and gums (cuts,

Would you book yourself in for laser eye surgery without asking an optician if it is suitable for you? Would you attempt to perform laser eye surgery on yourself? For most people, the answer may sound a little like ‘no, that is far too dangerous, and I could end up with permanent problems’.   This is exactly the attitude you also need when considering orthodontics. Attempting orthodontic treatment at home or without professional supervision could put your smile at risk.  The safest way to get orthodontic treatment will always be to see a qualified and registered orthodontist.   When you think about orthodontic treatment, think ACE. Accountability One benefit of going to an orthodontist is all dental and orthodontic practices must be registered with and inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and have these findings published online. This holds them accountable for their practice and their treatments and can be

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 in this profession. During the holidays, I want to give thanks to those who I am truly and sincerely happy to have in my life. Family/friends/loved ones: I would not be the person that I am today without my family and friends. The hugs, smiles, support, encouraging words and love that they have given me. They have been with me and helped me grow as

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 education around mouth cancer. This could not have happened without many donations they had received so far. Over the last year, 8,337 people in the UK were given the life-changing news that they have mouth cancer. Unfortunately, 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

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 this November and raise awareness to our patients and their loved ones! As serious as Mouth Cancer is, we want to inject a bit of fun into our Fundraising. We will be asking our patients at the practice to make a donation (you can leave your vote in the comments box if you donate online) to vote for either Dentists Dr Jas Jandu (he’s the

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, 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 the Oral Health Foundation, it actually kills more people per year than cervical and testicular cancer combined. So, it really is important to know what to look for and how it differs from other types of cancer.   Signs and symptoms include: Visible changes in the skin on the lips. Open sores. A red patch that becomes crusty, itchy, or bleeds. Lumps or wart-like growths.

We are a team of oral health improvement practitioners who work within the community dental service improving oral health offering training, support and advice Oral Cancer is one of the leading cancers in the uk.. Around 8000 people are diagnosed per year. A huge percentage of those cases could be prevented with earlier detection .. it is our mission spread awareness. Did you miss our previous article…

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 (27%) do not know any of the potential early warning signs for the disease. More than 2,700 people in the UK lost their life to mouth cancer last year – a 48% rise compared to a decade ago.  With almost half (45%) of all mouth cancers diagnosed in stage IV, the most advanced phase of the disease, the Oral Health Foundation is appealing for more