Hello and welcome to a brand-new issue of Word of Mouth – the Oral Health Foundation’s digital magazine.

The flavour of the month is Mouth Cancer Action and I would like to start by giving you a very warm thank you for the fantastic support we have seen across the campaign.

Without you, Mouth Cancer Action Month simply wouldn’t be the same. Later in the issue, we showcase some of our favourite efforts to spread awareness across the UK. Together we are saving lives.

To start with though, we start with delving into the reason why this campaign is so important. Rates of mouth cancer in the UK have reached a record high.

Our State of Mouth Cancer UK Report 2019/20 provides a comprehensive overview of this problem and the fact that awareness of the disease still is not where we need it to be.

Throughout this edition, we shine a light on the main risk factors, key warning signs and other vital information about the disease.

We also touch on research into gum disease, new oral health initiatives and how you can keep your smile healthy. Please enjoy this edition of Word of Mouth and thank you once again for your ongoing support.

Read:  Word of Mouth: November 2019

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Check out our previous issues: 

October 2019

In this fantastic issue, we reflect on the success of the tireless campaigning for Jabs For The Boys, a study that links poor oral health to liver cancer and our new global guidelines for denture adhesives. READ WORD OF MOUTH: OCTOBER 2019

September 2019

In the September edition of Word of Mouth, we announce our new partnership with the British Orthodontic Society and reflect on our fantastic Moveit4smiles trek in North Wales. READ WORD OF MOUTH: SEPTEMBER 2019

August 2019

This edition of Word of Mouth features an overview of our new roadmap to 2024. We also give advice on how to cut down on your sugar consumption and how LGBT people can achieve great oral health. READ WORD OF MOUTH: AUGUST 2019