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Dear Dr Hilary, My little girl has really bad breath…

August 4, 2016

The Sunday Sun’s Fabulous Magazine has printed a letter from a parent of a four-year-old, concerned about her daughter’s bad breath and whitish-yellow coating on her tongue. Dr Hilary advised the parent to ask the family’s GP to take a look at the child’s tonsils and check for signs of enlarged adenoid glands or nasal…

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Today’s Sun includes an image and short item on an Orang-Utan who has taught herself to use a toothbrush to clean her teeth. The piece also includes a brief analysis of the animal’s brushing technique from a dental healthcare professional.

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‘5 of the best’ – Breath Fresheners

The Mail on Sunday reviews five breath freshening products. These are: Wieders original tung(sic) gel Breathrx antibacterial mouth rinse Ultradex fresh breath oral spray Oraldiet breath freshening lozenges Aloe dent fresh breath therapy spray

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Cases of mouth cancer rise by 40 per cent in 10 years, as disease hits more of the under-40s

Writing in the Western Mail dental hygienist Alison Lowe discusses a recent increase in the number of cases of mouth cancer. She suggests that the reasons behind this rise, particularly in the under-40s, may be excessive consumption of alcohol and cancers caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). She outlines the signs to watch for…

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How can I brighten my teeth at home?

August 2, 2016

The Mail on Sunday answers the query ‘Can I buy a bleaching kit to use myself?’. Health journalist Sarah Stacey explains that it is not possible to buy tooth whitening kits over the counter. She explains that following a new EU directive tooth whitening must be carried out after an examination by a dentist. She…

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