Newsletter Spring 2015

on Monday, 07 December 2015. Posted in Newsletter, Press, News

What have you got planned for National Smile Month?

Newsletter Spring 2015

Download the Spring edition - to find out what the tooth fairies have been up to!

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Happy Easter for the Tooth Fairies!

Newsletter Summer 2015

on Monday, 07 December 2015. Posted in Newsletter, News

Are you off in search of some sun - don't forget to pack your toothbrush!

Newsletter Summer 2015

Download the Summer Edition to keep up to date with the Oral Health Promotion Team.

Mouth Cancer Action Month 2015

on Monday, 07 December 2015. Posted in News

The Tooth Fairies have been biting back!

Mouth Cancer Action Month 2015

Every November, the British Dental Health Foundation runs Mouth Cancer Action Month to promote ‘if in doubt, get checked out’.

A huge part of the campaign is to raise awareness of early detection and living a healthy lifestyle.

This year the Mouth Cancer Foundation Trust has also launched a ‘Bite Back at Mouth Cancer’ campaign to encourage people to ‘self-check’.

The Trust’s Oral Health Promotion Team (the Tooth Fairies)has supported Mouth Cancer Action Month alongside dental practices, encouraging clients and local communities to become more ‘mouthaware’.

As well as providing all dental practices with promotional resources, the Tooth Fairies hosted promotional events at Stapleford Care Centre and Park House.

Key information about mouth cancer

  • Around 18 people every day are diagnosed with mouth cancer
  • More than 2,000 people lose their life to mouth cancer in the UK every year – that’s more than through road traffic accidents, or cervical and testicular cancer combined
  • One in three are unsure if they are at risk of mouth cancer
  • Half would leave a mouth ulcer for more than a month before seeking medical advice
  • More than a third do not realise smoking tobacco is linked to the disease
  • Mouth cancer is the UK’s 16th most common cancer
  • It is twice as common in men than women
  • 86% of cases are diagnosed in those over 50
  • More than half of UK cases are linked to a poor diet
  • Mouth cancer is 2.5 times higher in those with periodontal disease and 60 times higher in people with six or more missing teeth.

Two thirds of mouth cancer cases are linked to smoking tobacco

  • A morning cigarette doubles the chances of developing the disease
  • Those who smoke and drink alcohol to excess put themselves at risk by up to 30 times.

For more information visit:

www.mouthcancer.org

www.mouthcancerfoundation.org

 

Brushing Buddies launched to save children's smiles!

on Monday, 07 December 2015. Posted in News

25 Schools toothbrushing onsite!

Brushing Buddies launched to save children's smiles!

The Brushing Buddies scheme is being introduced to 25 City primary schools in 2015/2016 by the local Tooth Fairies (Oral Health Promotion Team).

Brushing Buddies is an innovative supervised toothbrushing programme that can be adapted to address the unique issues associated with each school and develop an exclusive and flexible toothbrushing programme for their children. Brushing Buddies aims to empower schools with the knowledge and resources to help work with children and their families to improve their oral health but also to create long term, happy, healthy smiles!

The recent media event at Brocklewood Primary was a great success. This was an opportunity to showcase the wonderful work that is going on in our local Brushing Buddies schools. Councillor Norris opened the event with some inspiring words, followed by our local Tooth Fairies Julia Wilkinson and Justine Halls. Reporters from Gem FM and BBC East Midlands joined the audience alongside colleagues from local schools, Nottinghamshire Healthcare, Nottingham City Council, Nottingham Citycare and Public Health England.

Julia Wilkinson, Head of Oral Health Promotion at County Health Partnerships, part of Nottinghamshire Healthcare said:

“Brushing Buddies is an innovative supervised toothbrushing programme especially designed for our diverse array of local primary schools. We hope that working together we can really make a difference to the super smiles of our children.”

Another successful bid!

on Monday, 07 December 2015. Posted in News

The team have secured funding to strengthen their 2 year old initiative in Nottingham West!

The Nottingham Oral Health Promotion Team successfully bid for funding to pilot a new 2 year old scheme.

The funding is allocated through NHS Nottingham West Clinical Commissioning Group, as part of the Broxtowe Borough Partnership is available for projects which aim to reduce health inequalities.

Health Visitors across Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire already promote dental access to familes with 2 year olds but this funding will allow more resources to support the programme!

Look out for William in 2016!

For further details contact the team 0115 9931485.

Tales with the Tooth Fairy - coming soon!

on Monday, 07 December 2015. Posted in News

The team are set to support World Book Day 2016!

Tales with the Tooth Fairy - coming soon!

The Tooth Fairies will be visiting numerous libraries and schools during the week of World Book Day (Thursday 3rd March 2016).

We may be coming to a library near you - listen out for more details! Follow us on twitter

Newsletter Spring 2016

on Thursday, 28 April 2016. Posted in Newsletter, Press, News

Keep up with the Tooth Fairies!

Newsletter Spring 2016

Newsletter Summer 2016

on Wednesday, 20 July 2016. Posted in Newsletter, News

Keep up with the latest activities!

Newsletter Summer 2016

Join the Smile Squad! Our local Oral Health Alliance

on Wednesday, 20 July 2016. Posted in News

More details to follow at our next Oral Health Conference!

Join the Smile Squad! Our local Oral Health Alliance

Join us to discuss our role in the fight against mouth cancer!

A full free day of interactive activities and presentations from local experts!

Spaces are limited so book now!

Call: 0115 9931485

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Brushing Buddies Nottingham City Summary 2016-2017

on Tuesday, 19 September 2017. Posted in News

Brushing Buddies Nottingham City Summary 2016-2017
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