Tariq Drabu Encourages Patients to Enjoy a Mediterranean Diet in 2014 to Improve Oral Health

Tariq Drabu said, “Diet plays such an important role in dental health and it has been reported that adopting a Mediterranean diet can reduce the risk of mouth cancer.”

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Tariq Drabu

Tariq Drabu

I welcome Mouth Cancer Action in the UK to inform the public on this disease and help them identify the problems early on.

(PRWEB) August 22, 2014

Tariq Drabu is a Manchester born and educated dentist and specialist oral surgeon. He is also one of the youngest dentists to ever graduate in the United Kingdom and has spent many years working in some of the busiest dental hospitals in the UK and Saudi Arabia. He received his Fellowship in Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. Today Dr Drabu is the owner of the successful Langley Dental Practice and is also the Clinical Lead Dentist for the Oral Surgery Clinical Assessment and Treatment Services at NHS Heywood Middleton and Rochdale. He also actively tutors and mentors postgraduate dentists in oral surgery at the UCLAN Dental Clinic in Preston.

Tariq Drabu was speaking about an article published on 14 August 2014 on a top dental website. The full article can be read here.

Tariq Drabu said, “The British Journal of Cancer has recently reported that by eating a Mediterranean diet the public can reduce their risk of mouth cancer. A Mediterranean diet is filled with whole grains, fish, olive oil and fruit, just to mention some of the things the public can enjoy. All of this is low in sugars, which reduces the impact the diet has on oral health.”

Tariq Drabu went on to say, “We have always known that diet has a significant impact on oral health and a poor diet can increase the risk of mouth cancer. By reducing the amount of processed foods consumed and eating a healthy and well-balanced diet, patients can reduce the risk of mouth cancer considerably. Other things that can lead to mouth cancer include smoking and excessive alcohol consumption.”

Tariq Drabu closed in saying, “Early detection is imperative when it comes to the survival rate of mouth cancer patients. I welcome Mouth Cancer Action in the UK to inform the public on this disease and help them identify the problems early on. There isn’t enough information on this specific type of cancer and many people aren’t even aware of it. There are signs that people need to watch out for and visit their dentist or GP if they have an ulcer that doesn’t heal in three weeks, they have swelling in their mouth or they have red and white patches in their mouth and on their tongue. Regular dental check-ups can also help catch problems early on, thereby increasing the survival rate of the patient.”

About Tariq Drabu
Tariq Drabu is a leading dentist and specialist oral surgeon. This Manchester born and educated dentist was one of the youngest dentists to graduate in the United Kingdom. He has worked at some of the busiest hospitals in the UK and Saudi Arabia and completed his Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. He is the owner of the very successful Langley Dental Practice and is also the Clinical Lead Dentist for the Oral Surgery Clinical Assessment and Treatment Services at NHS Heywood Middleton and Rochdale. Tariq Drabu also teaches and mentors postgraduate dentists in oral surgery at the UCLAN Dental Clinic in Preston.


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