Category list : Mouthcare
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To improve the oral health of hospital inpatients, the Mouth Care Matters initiative was adopted in 12 acute hospital trusts. This article comes with a handout for a journal club discussion
“Lasers have been used to regenerate parts of damaged teeth,” BBC News reports.
More must be done to raise awareness about the symptoms of mouth cancer, experts have said after figures show that patients wait for weeks on end suffering symptoms before seeking medical help.
Treating gum disease reduces premature birthsSubscription
Successful gum disease treatment may reduce women’s risk of giving birth prematurely, according to American research.
Oral bugs 'lead to blood clots'Subscription
Bacteria that live in the mouth can cause a far bigger health risk than dental plaque if they are able to get into the bloodstream, research has shown.
“Brushing your teeth twice a day could save you from a heart attack”, the Daily Mail reported.
Dental x-rays may increase cancer riskSubscription
The risk of contracting cancer could be increased due to repeated exposed to dental x-rays, a new study has found.
Weak hygiene practices found at Mid Staffs trustSubscription
The independent inquiry into failures at Mid Staffordshire Foundation Trust has highlighted weaknesses in hygiene practice among staff.
“Red wine can care for our teeth”, the Daily Express reported. The newspaper says that “a daily glass could help keep teeth healthy and reduce the need for fillings.”
Health secretary opens new dental unitSubscription
Health Secretary Andy Burnham has visited the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust to open a new dental unit for patients with special needs.