Statistics from Cancer Research UK show the number of people diagnosed with mouth cancer have soared by a third

Until now, smoking and excessive alcohol use have been associated with the disease, however, experts now say that it is HPV, which can be transferred through oral sex, that is largely responsible for the growing number of mouth cancers in the UK.

Every year more than 6,500 Brits are diagnosed with mouth cancer, with the disease taking in excess of 2,000 lives - more than testicular and cervical cancer combined.

Mouth cancer is one of the fastest increasing cancers and, with health leaders predicting that HPV will soon become the major cause of the disease; campaigners are calling for greater education about the sexually-transmitted disease.

On site Hygienist at our Liverpool Dentist

Even if you maintain a regular oral hygiene routine with brushing and flossing, potential problems can still arise that only a professional can spot.

At our Liverpool Dental Practice we have an expert team will not only give you a thorough and complete oral examination but will also screen you for oral cancer as standard. We recommend that our patients should come for a thorough examination every 3 to 6 months. Regular appointments ensure that any problems that may arise are treated as early as possible to avoid any unnecessary future discomfort. Our expert team consists of three highly skilled dental hygienists.

Top tips to keep your teeth healthy

National statistics show that British children are getting most of their sugar from soft drinks and fruit juices, causing huge damage to their teeth.
 
A new report from Public Health England (PHE)1 shows children between the ages of 4-18 are getting a whopping 30 per cent of their sugar intake from sugary drinks, something which leading dental health charity the British Dental Health Foundation believes is putting their dental health in serious jeopardy.
 
Other sweet treats appearing on the list includes chocolate, breakfast cereals, biscuits and ice cream but it is the current trend towards sugary drinks which is particularly worrying for the charity.

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Our team of highly qualified staff are here to help you with all your dental needs. Our expertise range from dealing with the most nervous of patients to providing teeth whitening in Liverpool. We can also help with Botox in Liverpool as well as a variety of cosmetic treatments.

We offer interest free and low cost payment plans with Denplan to help you to spread the cost of your treatment. With our 0% Finance facility you pay the cost of your dental treatment - no more and no less. Interest-free means just that!

Recommend a friend and receive a £10.00 high street voucher once they have attended an appointment at our Private Dentist Liverpool.

Taking care of bad breath

Missing breakfast has been identified as one of the most common causes of bad breath within teenagers, according to a new report.

New research published in the International Journal of Dental Hygiene has shown evidence that teens were almost twice as likely to suffer from bad breath when they skip breakfast.1

The study found that almost a fifth of the participants questioned admitted that they had missed breakfast and of these one in three (36 per cent) suffered with bad breath. This was significantly more than those who had eaten breakfast.

Never too late for good oral hygiene

Many oral health diseases (such as gum disease) are entirely preventable and are caused by poor oral hygiene. By taking good care of our teeth, not only will our mouth benefit but the positive changes will be felt by the entire body.

As little back as 1978, the first Adult Dental Health Survey revealed a staggering one in three (37 per cent) Brits had none of their natural teeth. That year the average life expectancy was 73 years old.

Today, as few as one in twenty (six per cent) have none of their natural teeth while life expectancy has grown to around 81 years old.

It is never too late to think about how we care for our mouths. By making positive changes now we can help reduce deterioration of our health when we get older.

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