The British Dental Health Foundation has announced the launch of its new website for Mouth Cancer Awareness Week.
The website, jointly sponsored by major supporters Denplan and Dental Design, is one of the many initiatives to be part funded by the success of last year’s Blue Ribbon Badge Campaign for mouth cancer.
The website, located at www.mouthcancer.org, contains a wide variety of information for the public on the risks, symptoms, treatments and after effects of mouth cancer.
A range of downloads, including fact sheets, posters and product guides are also contained as are details of this year’s campaign – which runs from November 11 to 17.
Simon Howell, Director of Campaigns at the Foundation, says: “This is the first time that Mouth Cancer Awareness Week has had its own stand alone website.With mouth cancer known to kill one person every five hours in the UK, raising awareness of the common symptoms and risk factors - as well as the importance of regular dental visits - is a major part of this charity’s output.We are hopeful that the new website will encourage the profession to get involved in Mouth Cancer Awareness Week while, at the same time, educating the public on how they can minimise their risk of developing the condition.
The British Dental Health Foundation is the UK’s leading oral health charity, with a 35-year track record of providing public information and influencing government policy. It maintains a free consumer advice service, an impartial and objective product accreditation scheme, publishes and distributes a wide range of literature for the profession and consumers, and runs National Smile Month each May, to promote greater awareness of the benefits of better oral health.
The Dental Helpline, which offers free impartial dental advice to consumers, can be contacted on 0845 063 1188 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday or by e-mailing [email protected].