Archive for the ‘Children’s Dentistry’ Category

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 […]


Stop the rot! Dentists back fresh calls to tackle sugar consumption in the wake of new decay figures

Stop the rot! Dentists back fresh calls to tackle sugar consumption in the wake of new decay figures

Dentists are backing fresh calls to try and reduce sugar consumption in the wake of the publication of alarming figures. New statistics show that twice as many children under 10 were treated in hospital for dental decay than a broken arm in 2016/2017. Figures analysed by the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College […]


New figures show children under 10 are twice as likely to need hospital treatment for decay than a broken arm

New figures show children under 10 are twice as likely to need hospital treatment for decay than a broken arm

New figures from NHS Digital have revealed that children under 10 in England are twice as likely to need hospital treatment for tooth decay than a broken arm. According to the faculty of dental surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons, more than 34,000 extraction procedures were carried out in the 12-month period leading up […]


Orkney children have the best teeth in Scotland, new survey reveals

Orkney children have the best teeth in Scotland, new survey reveals

A new survey has revealed that children in Orkney have the best teeth in Scotland. Figures obtained as part of the National Dental Inspection Programme for 2017 show that standards of oral health are highest on the island, with 90.4 percent of P7 children showing no obvious signs of decay. This figures compares favourably with […]


New figures confirm dental health gap between children from poor and affluent backgrounds in Scotland

New figures confirm dental health gap between children from poor and affluent backgrounds in Scotland

New figures show that there is still a gap in standards of oral health between children from poor and affluent backgrounds in Scotland. Although there have been improvements, rates of decay are still higher in children from less wealthy families. Statistics obtained as part of the National Dental Inspection Programme and published by Information Services […]


Dentists share concerns over enamel loss in young patients

Dentists share concerns over enamel loss in young patients

Dentists are worried about the increasingly common issue of enamel loss in young patients. Dr Rupert Austin, from King’s College Dental Institute, said that there has been a significant increase in the proportion of young people with ‘zero enamel’ in at least one part of their teeth in the last two decades. According to Dr […]