Hello, welcome and Happy New Year!
Word of Mouth is back and we're looking to start 2015 with a bang. In the first issue of the year, and as the UK's leading oral health charity, we have made 12 pledges for the year ahead, all of which will help us to achieve our charitable objectives.
As part of New Year's resolutions we take time out to look at the gym-goers best friend - sports and energy drinks. They may help to push you that extra mile, but many people remain unaware of the damage they do to teeth.
Speaking of resolutions, Dry January is an opportunity for many people to detox after the over-indulgence. It's also a time where people can find out about the dangers of alcohol, one of which is mouth cancer. Director of Operations Sharon Broom gives us her take on why people should kick the bottle to the kerb.
New British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy President Michaela ONeill helps to talk us through how children can start school the right way. It doesn't matter whether it's after the Christmas break or looking forward to your child starting in September, Michaela offers some excellent advice for parents and pupils alike.
And to round off January's super healthy edition, I takes a look at five of the best super foods for teeth.
Enjoy the issue and we will see you next month.
Download: Word of Mouth January 2015