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As many of you may be aware, November is the month each year where we celebrate “Mouth Cancer Action”, a fantastic charity that is dedicated to raising awareness of oral cancer, as well as other supporting charities and research on oral cancer. This month has been a pillar stone in many individual’s lives for research, charity campaigns, saving lives and many more amazing things!
Here at Oxford House Dental Practice, we are passionate about supporting causes for the research and support towards oral cancer and other charities. We’ve always prided ourselves on engaging with our local community and patients and utilising social media to make sure we reach people. Our Team believe that we should use our platform to relay the message of just how important it is to support and take care of one another.
We want to pass on our expertise to all of our lovely patients and followers at home throughout lockdown on how you can keep well and check the inside of your mouth! For information on how to do this, check out this really useful article on our website here: https://www.mkdentist.co.uk/articles/mouth-cancer-action/
2020 has certainly been an unusual year for everybody across the globe, however, a positive that we can all appreciate is the level of community spirit that has arisen as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. That’s why we urge everybody to join us in supporting this brilliant charity this month in their fight against Oral Cancer. To take part in fundraising and supporting the charity in a safe and covid-19 secure way we have some suggestions for you all:
Finally, if you wish to simply make a donation; however big or small you can do so here
If you feel as though mouth cancer does not get enough recognition and you think something needs changing, then chances are there are other people who feel the same.
By working together, we can reduce the number of people whose lives are affected by mouth cancer!
Social media is one of the best places to start when it comes to raising awareness. The Blue Lip Selfie campaign returns this year and has already seen dental professionals getting involved. To take part in the campaign, simply wear blue lips and take a picture of your perfect pout (use #bluelipselfie when posting on social media).
On the 16th of November, dental professionals are being encouraged to partake in Blue Wednesday and don something blue – be it socks, hair bands or lipstick – and visit social media using the hashtag #mouthcanceraction. Look out for ours!
The Oral Health Foundation provides high-quality information and oral health educational products to health professionals across the UK.
To support Mouth Cancer Action Month, resources including blue ribbon pin badges, coasters, pens and posters are available. Visit the website at www.mouthcancer.org/shop for more details.
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