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Mouth Cancer Action Month this November

Mouth Cancer Action Month Guide 2014

Image credit: Mouthcancer.org

Here at the Doctor’s BrushPicks we feel strongly that it  is time to stamp out Mouth Cancer. The more aware you can be of the risk factors, and the symptoms of this insidious disease the better.

The next time you have a check up at the dentist please get them to do a mouth cancer check.

The British Dental Health Authority are leading the way on helping to raise awareness of this disease by creating the fantastic website, www.mouthcancer.org.

This disease has had more publicity lately with the high profile Mouth Cancer patient Michael Douglas.

What is Mouth Cancer?

It is cancer that occurs in the mouth, where the disease can affect the lips, tongue, cheeks and throat.

It has been thought of as an old man’s disease in the past. It is no longer true as the current research is showing that mouth cancer is becoming more common in younger patients and in women. It is increasing at the rate of a 1/3 more cases in the last decade than the decade before, a worrying statistic.

Unfortunately people with mouth cancer are more likely to die than those having cervical cancer or melanoma skin cancer.

Most cases of mouth cancer are linked to tobacco and alcohol. 

Many recent reports have linked mouth cancer to the human papillomavirus (HPV). HPV is the major cause of cervical cancer and affects the skin that lines the moist areas of the body. HPV can be spread through oral sex, and research now suggests that it could soon rival smoking and drinking as one of the main causes of mouth cancer.

Mouth cancer can appear in different forms and can affect all parts of the mouth, tongue and lips.

Mouth cancer can appear as a painless mouth ulcer that does not heal normally. A white or red patch in the mouth can also develop into a cancer. It is important to visit your dentist if these areas do not heal within three weeks.

When you next have a dental check-up ask him to check you for Mouth Cancer.

To find out more on this disease please visit www.mouthcancer.org

As a thank you to the hard work of Mouth Cancer action team we have made a donation to this deserved cause. If you feel strongly about helping to support Mouth Cancer Action Month please donate via Just Giving.

 

Best Interdentals in the UK

Here at The Doctor’s BrushPicks UK we are happy to shout abut just how amazing we are. We are both and interdental brush and a toothpick. We’re made of this amazing type of plastic called Plyalene which means we’re super flexible, whilst being able to be sturdy to brush away debris. We’ve got a flat had which means we can fit in those hard to reach gaps; assist people with permanent bonds and dentures. We truly are the World’s best.

Interdental Brushes UK the Doctor's BrushPicks the World's Best

The World’s Best the Doctor’s BrushPicks Interdental Brush / ToothPick 7 things we do

 

Now you can ask your Dentist to stock us via the leading Dental Wholesaler in the UK, The Dental Directory or you can simply buy us online via this link.

Fall in love with us, try us for two weeks, to see and feel the difference in your smile.

 

Chefs love us

Galton Blackiston, the Michelin Starred Chef, loves using the Doctor’s BrushPicks having tried them  at his restaurant, Morston Hall, in Norfolk.

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Picture Credit: Photography and George

We’ve got other Michelin Starred fans too. With all the lovely food that they get to try on Saturday Kitchen guests they are finding that they come in handy after they’ve been on the show.

 

What to pack for a flight?

Virgin Atlantic Upper Class Toiletries

 

Here are our essential tips for what to take on a long plane journey:

  1. A packet of The Doctor’s BrushPicks (you’ve got 5 sides to your teeth you know!)
  2. Stain Wipes from M&S (just in case you spill that wine on your top)
  3. Mini packet of babywipes/ handwipes
  4. Eyedrops – refreshing – all that air conditioning dries out your eyes
  5. Hand/Body Moisturiser mini tube. Makes all the difference and helps prevent your skin drying up.
  6. Painkillers. Just in case!
  7. Lipsalve. Helps prevent your lips drying up on the plane.
  8. Sleeping Tablets/ Melatonin if you’re on a long haul flight.
  9. PJs if your on a long haul flight.
  10. Hoody/ Cardigan/ Wrap. Planes are strange creatures. Sometimes it gets very cold on them once the airconditioning has kicked in
  11. Your own headfones. So much nicer than the ones they give you for long haul travel.

Off on a British Summer Holiday?

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Off on holiday this summer in the UK? If you’re like us then you’ll be driving to your destination. Here are our tips on what it is worth getting for your journey for your British Holiday:

  1. The Doctor’s BrushPicks packet for the car / handbag
  2. Eyedrops. We all get tired eyes, and what a difference these make. Our top tip is to keep them in a cool bag.
  3. Sick of buying coffees when you go on long journeys? Invest in a Contigo flask from John Lewis/ Amazon. We love them.
  4. Small cool bag for the car this is one that we use from Thermos, along with a small flat icepack to stay in it.
  5. Large cool bag for picnics. Our favourite has to be the flexible one from Lakeland Plastics. Great when your filling a car up. Very compact and it works.
  6. Babywipes. Very useful all round saviour for journeys/holidays/planes.
  7. Painkillers. You never know when you might need one.
  8. Sting relief cream.

We hope we’ve helped make your summer holiday packing a little easier with our top tips.

Dentist’s Review of Our BrushPicks

We were thrilled when we received this review in our inbox this morning from leading Dentist,  Dr.  Athyr Al-Killidar, who is based at UK Smile London:

DR ATHYR AL-KILLIDAR BDS (LON) BSC (LON)

“Having food or plaque stuck between your teeth is one of the most annoying things, so I was happy to receive a sample of Brush Picks to review, and I must say that I was very impressed – they were well designed and fabricated, with a miniature bristle brush on one side and a tooth pick on the other. Even though they are designed for a single-use and are disposable, I found the brush side to be as effective as multi-use Tepe brushes at cleaning between teeth. The tooth-pick side is also well thought-out and has small ridges on the surface for more effective cleaning of the inter-proximal surface of teeth. I especially liked the little portable container that makes it easy to the keep them in a pocket or a purse when going out for dinner. I shall certainly be ordering more of them and will recommend them for my patients.” Dr. Athyr Al-Killadar

We couldn’t have said it better ourselves, and we’re grateful for your support.

If you’re a Dentist/Orthodontist reading this and you would like a free trade sample of our product please email our UK agent Revolve Distribution, on info@revolvedistribution.com or take a look at their website: Revolvedistribution.com

If you would like to buy the Doctor’s BrushPicks and you’re in the UK please click here

70% of people have gum disease!

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Worringly 7 in 10 adults have Periodontal disease, some people having more pervasive disease than others.

With keeping that statistic in mind that, we have 32 teeth, so your own inspection and monitoring shouldn’t be some sort of passive activity if you are interested in the health of your mouth and body.  It is, however, well worth the effort and time on your part to keep a check on your teeth.

Cleaning with the interdental brushpicks helps to remove the 40% of plaque that brushing alone leaves behind.