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Word of Mouth: August 2018

The headline of this Word of Mouth issue is the news that boys in England and across the UK will be receiving a vaccination against HPV after years of campaigning.Read more

Word of Mouth: July 2018

As 2018 continues to fly by, there are big oral health topics to be discussed. This month's headline story is news the boys are expected to be offered a potentially life-saving vaccination.Read more

Word of Mouth: June 2018

We're half-way through what has been an eventful 2018 and we are in awe of the amazing support being shown for National Smile Month. In June's issue we touch on the campaign and finance for NHS dentistry.Read more

Word of Mouth: May 2018

In the fifth edition of 2018, we celebrate the launch of National Smile Month - our charity campaign to improve the nation’s oral health.Read more

Word of Mouth: April 2018

In the fourth Word of Mouth issue of 2018, we address the concerning new figures currently in the press that show as many as 140 children in England are having teeth removed from hospital every day.Read more

Word of Mouth: March 2018

In our third issue of 2018, we discuss the potential impact a gender neutral #HPV vaccination could have for thousands across the country. We also touch on water fluoridation and oral health at university.Read more

Word of Mouth: Feburary 2018

In our second issue of 2018, we share with you details about our returning campaign, National Smile Month. Further on in the magazine we also touch on tooth whitening, pregnancy and love life advice.Read more

Word of Mouth: January 2018

In this issue we announce the inauguration of our new President, share with you our Impact Report highlighting our achievements over the past year, and also look into some new research into gum disease and breast cancer.Read more

Word of Mouth: December 2017

In this issue we announce the inauguration of our new President, share with you our Impact Report highlighting our activities and achievements over the past year, and also look into some new research into gum disease and breast cancer.Read more

Word of Mouth: November 2017

In this issue, we have lots of mouth cancer news, including the results of a series of research we have commissioned into the disease and our knowledge of it. We discuss risk factors, the early warning signs and symptoms, and where to go when we notice anything suspicious.Read more

Word of Mouth: October 2017

This month we have a short Q&A on the Human Papillomavirus following a piece of new research that seems to show men are more at risk of developing HPV-related oral cancer than women, and we also have an interview with Karen Coates.Read more

Word of Mouth: September 2017

In this edition of Word of Mouth, we discuss the latest findings made by the BBC and argue why it is purely down to a lack of government funding as to why NHS dental access is so difficult at the moment.Read more

Word of Mouth: August 2017

Our August edition also features a piece on oral health habits at festivals, as well as the importance of good oral health (and consequences of bad oral health) when it comes to dating.Read more

Word of Mouth: July 2017

In the edition, we also discuss the latest blow to the gender-neutral human papillomavirus vaccination, as the JCVI once again rejected proposals to introduce a HPV vaccine programme for boys.Read more

Word of Mouth: June 2017

In the June issue of Word of Mouth, we have a recap of National Smile Month, including some of the tremendous activities which were held as part of the campaign. Check it out here!Read more

Word of Mouth: May 2017

Hello, and welcome to the May edition of Word of Mouth. This is a very special issue for us given that it is the start of one of our biggest annual charity campaigns – National Smile Month.Read more

Word of Mouth: April 2017

A little over 12 months on from changing our name to the Oral Health Foundation, we look at what we have achieved so far and what there is still to come.Read more

Word of Mouth: March 2017

In this edition we propose five policies that would transform the outlook of oral health for children across the UK, we discuss why is it that tooth decay still exists in 2017 and the state of oral health in Scotland.Read more

Word of Mouth: January 2017

In this issue, we give you seven things to look out for over the next 12 months including a new dental contract, improvements in children’s oral health, gender-neutral HPV vaccinations… and of course, Brexit.Read more

Word of Mouth: December 2016

This is a particularly special issue for us as it’s our 50th edition! A terrific landmark and a wonderful way to cap off a truly fantastic year for the charity.Read more

Word of Mouth: November 2016

As well as advice and information, we also have lots of other interesting pieces, including an inspiring and heart-warming story from somebody who has gone through mouth cancer and survived.Read more

Word of Mouth: October 2016

In this issue we have a feature charting seven things that happens to your mouth when you smoke while emphasising the importance of kicking the habit.Read more

Word of Mouth: September 2016

This month we have articles on the importance of regular dental check-ups and comment on the latest NHS dental statistics and also our partnerships with two excellent charities who do tremendous work.Read more

Word of Mouth: August 2016

This month we discuss heightened risks of poor oral health for pancreatic cancer and heart disease, give tips on how to cut down on sugar intake, while we also discuss interdental cleaning.Read more

Word of Mouth - July 2016

In the issue we talk about the dangers of illegal tooth whitening and offer some advice and information if you were to decide to get your own teeth whitening.Read more

Word of Mouth - June 2016

In this issue, we report on the findings of our annual nationwide survey. Whether it’s finding out where in Great Britain you are most likely to find twice-daily brushers, to strange ways we clean between our teeth.Read more

Word of Mouth - May 2016

We’re almost halfway throughout National Smile Month – our charity campaign to improve the nation’s oral health and really get members of the public to think about the importance of a healthy mouth.Read more

Word of Mouth - April 2016

Hopefully you would have seen or heard by now, that earlier the month we changed our name from the British Dental Health Foundation to the Oral Health Foundation and in this issue you can find out why.Read more

Word of Mouth - March 2016

In this issue we also have a guide to oral health for runners. Running in the UK has soared in popularity, as has the enquiries we receive about a number of oral health problems athletes might suffer from.Read more

Word of Mouth - February 2016

This month we have advice about a glass of water tackling morning breath, some of the most asked questions to our Dental Helpline while registrations open for National Smile Month and the Dentistry Show.Read more

Word of Mouth - January 2016

In this edition advice on a variety of oral health topics, from fluoride to phobia. We have expert guidance from our team on the Dental Helpline and our CEO Dr Nigel Carter OBE gives us his own top tips.Read more

Word of Mouth - December 2015

In this edition, we also the new guidelines by NICE which aims to greater empower patients, comment on a new school brushing programme and speak about the new reports about sugar tax.Read more

Word of Mouth - November 2015

We’ve dedicated this issue of Word of Mouth to mouth cancer and our November campaign. We have lots of information about the disease, which we hope will make a difference in spreading awareness.Read more

Word of Mouth - October 2015

In this issue, we have HPV Action’s Campaign Director Peter Baker, discussing the case for extending the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination to boys, making a compelling case for gender neutrality.Read more

Word of Mouth - September 2015

One topic which is rarely out of the news agenda of late is sugar. This month we have been highly critical of the decision by the government to reject overwhelming calls for a sugar tax.Read more

Word of Mouth - August 2015

For August’s issue, we’re getting a little political. We discuss our relationship with sugar, take a brief look at Public Health England’s report into e-cigarettes and give you 14 shocking dental health stats.Read more

Word of Mouth - July 2015

In this issue, we take a look at another successful campaign as the British Society of Dental Hygiene & Therapy launched its inaugural First Smiles, promoting healthy messages in schools across the UK.Read more

Word of Mouth - June 2015

This month, we recap some of your best National Smile Month social media efforts, have a special article written by Dr Sharif Islam, and we share just a few radio broadcasts done as part of the campaign.Read more

Word of Mouth - May 2015

Throughout this issue, we will be looking at just some of the reasons why you should keep up good oral health and why a healthy mouth really does give you a better chance of having a healthy body.Read more

Word of Mouth - April 2015

Children’s oral health is always a hot topic and a barometer of success, and we respond to the latest Children’s Dental Health Survey. While there have been improvements in areas, many still lag behind.Read more

Word of Mouth - March 2015

This month’s edition takes a closer look at the recent launch of IOHOPI – Improving Oral Health of Older Persons Initiative. The website will hopefully bring about positive changes to older people.Read more

Word of Mouth - February 2015

In line with the health risks of smoking, we have a special article ahead of No Smoking Day on March 11. The campaign has already helped millions of people kick the habit and we support them yet again in 2015.Read more

Word of Mouth - January 2015

The year opens with a bang, and the British Dental Health Foundation has made 12 pledges for the year ahead. Read what we have to say on page 10 and much more on the year ahead for oral health.Read more

Word of Mouth - December 2014

As 2014 draws to a close, we talk to Dr Carter about the year in dentistry and what some of the changes mean. We also look to the future, and give three of our best oral health tips to take into 2015.Read more

Word of Mouth - November 2014

November marks the second of the British Dental Health Foundation’s major campaigns. Mouth Cancer Action Month takes place through November, calling on everyone to discover more about a killer disease.Read more

Word of Mouth - October 2014

It has been a busy few weeks at Smile House, with Dental Showcase high on the agenda. Hundreds of people had a fun with our photobooth. Check out how much fun and the money raised later on in the issue.Read more