Archive for the ‘Children’s Dentistry’ Category

New study shows that brushing is not enough to keep childhood decay at bay

New study shows that brushing is not enough to keep childhood decay at bay

A new study suggests that brushing alone is not sufficient to prevent decay and eliminate the dangers of eating sugary foods. The study, which involved nearly 4,000 preschool children, revealed that brushing is not enough to nullify the dangers associated with eating and drinking sugary foods and drinks. Researchers from universities based in Glasgow and […]


Number of children having teeth extracted in England rises again

Number of children having teeth extracted in England rises again

The number of children having teeth extracted in hospital in England has risen again. New figures show that 42,911 procedures were carried out in English hospitals in 2016/2017 compared to 40,800 in 2015/2016 and 36,833 in 2012/2013. In light of the news, the British Dental Association has labelled the government “short-sighted” and urged ministers to […]


Stoke school reveals plans to provide dental services on-site

Stoke school reveals plans to provide dental services on-site

A school in Stoke has revealed plans to enable students to receive dental services on-site. Pupils at Thistley Hough Academy in Penkhull could soon see a dentist without having to miss out on valuable classroom time. The school is planning to host dental sessions to enable students who aren’t registered with a local dental practice […]


Gold Coast dentist warns parents over increased incidence of dental injuries over the festive period

Gold Coast dentist warns parents over increased incidence of dental injuries over the festive period

A dentist from the Gold Coast has issued a warning to parents in the run-up to the festive period. With children set to break up from school in the coming days, dentists are warning parents that there is an increased incidence of dental injuries at this time of year. Dr Michael Chong, from the Paediatric […]


Stretford dental practice runs colouring competition to encourage youngsters to brush up on oral hygiene

Stretford dental practice runs colouring competition to encourage youngsters to brush up on oral hygiene

A dental practice in Stretford has been encouraging young patients to brush up on their oral hygiene skills and indulge their creativity by running a colouring competition. Poppies Dental Care invited local children to take part in the competition in a bid to win prizes. The practice team decided to host the competition to make […]


Lancashire MPs call for urgent action to stop the rot as figures confirm alarming standards of oral health among children

Lancashire MPs call for urgent action to stop the rot as figures confirm alarming standards of oral health among children

MPs in Lancashire are calling for urgent action to stem the rising tide of childhood decay. Members of parliament for Burnley and Blackburn have spoken out after figures revealed that Blackburn has the highest rates of childhood decay in the country. Recent statistics revealed a significant gap in the standards of dental health between the […]


New children’s dental health campaign launches in Ipswich

New children’s dental health campaign launches in Ipswich

A new children’s dental health campaign has launched in Ipswich. The Mayor of Ipswich was joined by council members and dental professionals at Cliff Lane Primary School for the launch of a brand new scheme, which is designed to bring rates of decay down. The pilot project, which is part of the Keep Suffolk Smiling […]


Health experts in New Zealand raise concerns as number of children with severe dental issues rises

Health experts in New Zealand raise concerns as number of children with severe dental issues rises

New Zealand health experts have raised concerns as statistics show that the number of children with severe dental issues has risen. Although research suggests that children generally have better oral health than they did a decade ago, the number of young children with serious dental issues has increased. Dentists are worried that more and more […]


New report shows more children in Dundee have tooth decay

New report shows more children in Dundee have tooth decay

A new report suggests that the proportion of children in Dundee who have tooth decay has increased. New figures show that fewer children are free from tooth decay now compared to 2 years ago. Statistics from the National Dental Inspection Programme revealed that there has been a decrease of more than 10% in the number […]


More than a quarter of Birmingham children have decayed teeth

More than a quarter of Birmingham children have decayed teeth

A new study has revealed that more than a quarter of children in Birmingham have decayed teeth. Research conducted by the Nuffield Trust shows that rates of decay are significantly higher in the West Midlands city than in other parts of the country, most notably the South West and South East with the exception of […]