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  • Slough
  • Berkshire
  • SL2 2DG
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Our Newsletter – Keeping in touch….

22nd February 2021

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Hi There!, Welcome to our February 2021 newsletter. We hope you have been ok through the past (cold!) month, and that you and your loved ones are safe and well. This month we will be sharing some important advice about mouth cancer. We also share how we can help you fix chipped or broken teeth, as well as our usual updates and news.
Mouth Cancer, things you should know….

Mouth cancer, also known as oral cancer, is where a tumour develops in a part of the mouth. It may be on the surface of the tongue, the inside of the cheeks, the roof of the mouth (palate), the lips or gums.

Tumours can also develop in the glands that produce saliva, the tonsils at the back of the mouth, and the part of the throat connecting your mouth to your windpipe (pharynx). However, these are less common.

Symptoms of mouth cancer

The symptoms of mouth cancer include:

  • mouth ulcers that are painful and do not heal within several weeks
  • unexplained, persistent lumps in the mouth or the neck that do not go away
  • unexplained loose teeth or sockets that do not heal after extractions
  • unexplained, persistent numbness or an odd feeling on the lip or tongue
  • sometimes, white or red patches on the lining of the mouth or tongue These can be early signs of cancer, so they should also be checked
  • changes in speech, such as a lisp

See a dentist or GP if these symptoms do not get better within 3 weeks, particularly if you drink or smoke.

What causes mouth cancer?

Things that increase your risk of developing mouth cancer include:

  • smoking or using tobacco in other ways, such as chewing tobacco
  • drinking alcohol
  • infection with the human papilloma virus (HPV) – HPV is the virus that causes genital warts

Preventing mouth cancer

The 3 most effective ways of preventing mouth cancer from happening, or stopping it from coming back after successful treatment, are:

  • not smoking or using tobacco in other ways, such as not chewing tobacco
  • ensuring you do not drink more than the recommended weekly guideline for alcohol
  • eating a healthy, balanced diet that includes fresh vegetables (particularly tomatoes), citrus fruits, olive oil and fish

The NHS recommends you drink no more than 14 units of alcohol a week. If you drink as much as 14 units a week, it’s best to spread it evenly over 3 or more days.

Here at Moonlight Dental Surgery, we screen every patient for mouth cancer during their dental exam. If you ever have any concerns, please do no hesitate to get in touch.

For more information visit our website by clicking this link.

Happy 5 years workiversary Catherine!….

This month marks 5 years since our lovely head nurse Catherine joined us! She is an absolute star and a true asset to our team, we feel lucky to have her 🙂 Here’s to many more happy working years!

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Question of The Month….
Each month we publish a question that one of our patients has asked.
This month’s question was:Q: Are you taking new patients?

A: Yes we are! If you would like to sign up to our practice just give us a call on 01753 526301, email us at [email protected] or fill out a contact form on our website.

Social Media Check-Up….
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Do you have chipped or broken teeth? We Can Help!….

Here at Moonlight Dental Surgery, we pride ourselves on changing lives, one smile at a time!

With our SmileFast composite bonding solution, we are helping patients looking to enhance their smile, and in some cases, even their oral health.

This technology is a ground-breaking new development in smile design and smile makeovers. With the use of the SmileFast system, we will enable you to visualise your planned new smile, understand the journey and then experience the smile-changing results, in a much shorter length of time compared to pre-exiting systems.
By cutting out most of the time-consuming preliminary stages required with other methods, SmileFast provides a simplified process meaning you can reach the smile of your dreams at a price you can afford, in a much quicker time period.

If you are interested in our fantastic, smile making solutions visit our website or call 01753 526301 for more information or to book your free* consultation

*virtual consultations are free, in person consultations required a £25 refundable deposit

IN CLOSING
The strength of our clinic grows from the recommendations of our patents. We are currently in a position to accept new patients and find that the very best way to get more patients like you is by personal referral.  We are very grateful if you choose to spread the word about Moonlight Dental Surgery’s professional and caring service. You can keep up with us online and leave reviews here:
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We will be in touch again in a month or so to provide you with any updates. In the meantime, please stay safe and, where possible, stay home.Kindest regards,

All at Moonlight Dental Surgery

Moonlight Dental Surgery
Wentworth Avenue, Slough, Berkshire SL2 2DG
01753 526301
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