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    Members of our team getting involved in ‘Blue Wednesday’ 15 November 2017

Mouth Cancer Awareness with Blue Lip Selfies

The Blue Lip Selfie Campaign – commonly referred to as #BlueLipSelfie in social media circles – represents the lighter side of the deadly serious message behind the Oral Health Foundation’s Mouth Cancer Action Month which runs throughout the month of November each year.

The purpose of the campaign is to raise awareness for Mouth Cancer, by encouraging as many people as possible to share individual and group selfies around a blue-lipped theme.  There is a variety of ways you can render yourself blue-lipped, from plastic lips or blue lipstick, to low-tech cutouts on a stick and high-tech wizardry at the #bluelipselfie online gallery.

We’re passionate about raising public awareness for Mouth Cancer, so we love to get involved in the campaign each year.  We see the #BlueLipSelfie campaign as a great way of shining a light on a disease which claims more lives than testicular and cervical cancer combined.  Certainly, the incredible number of blue lip selfies appearing on Twitter would suggest it’s working.

#BlueLipSelfie – Get Involved!


Ashley Kayleigh Catherine and Kirsty are Mouth Aware #BlueLipSelfie

We would love to see more people get involved so we thought we’d spread the word beyond our customer-base, by sharing the story here through our blog and via social media.

Show Us Your Blue Lip Selfies!


Vanessa poses for her #bluelipselfie

Everybody of any age can participate in the Blue Lip Selfie campaign so we’d love to see you get involved!

If you have Blue lipstick, or Blue Lips of your own, all you need to do is take a selfie, with family, friends or colleagues, or simply on your own, then show us your results.

Show us your results by posting to our Facebook page or by including the following on Tiwtter in a tweet:

#MouthAware #bluelipselfie @BalsallDental

Then we will get to work sharing your photos with our online community.

If you don’t have blue lips or blue lipstick of your own you can order them online, or upload your photos to the official blue lip selfie gallery at – where you can add your fun blue cartoon lips online.

You can read more about the selfie campaign by reading the: Show off your #bluelipselfie section at the Oral Health Foundation’s website.

How Do I Deal With Any Mouth Cancer Concerns?

Here at Balsall Common Dental Practice mouth cancer screenings form a standard element of every check-up we do.

For the month of November, in support of Mouth Cancer Action Month, we are offering to conduct a screening-only service for anyone harbouring concerns.  Throughout November you do not need to be an existing customer, or to make a purhase to claim a check-up that could save your life.

All you need to do is book an appointment.

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I qualified as a dentist in 1995 and can honestly say that I have been doing a job that I love for the past 20 plus years. Most people who know me well know that dentistry is a passion for me and that if I won the lottery I would still want to have some dentistry in my life. I get huge satisfaction from treating patients and making a difference to ...

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