Archive for the ‘Children’s Dentistry’ Category

Southend pupils receive a visit from the Community Dental Service team

Southend pupils receive a visit from the Community Dental Service team

Pupils in Southend have been treated to a visit from the local Community Dental Service team as part of a programme to encourage children to look after their smiles. Members of the oral health improvement team visited staff and students at Friars Primary School to talk to teachers and children about healthy oral habits and […]


NHS England calls for dentists to see 70,000 more pre-school children per year

NHS England calls for dentists to see 70,000 more pre-school children per year

NHS England has set dentists a goal of seeing 70,000 more pre-school children per year in a bid to try and reduce the number of children suffering from decay. The latest figures suggest that around 140 children are having teeth extracted every day, and NHS England is hoping to encourage more parents to ensure that […]


Dorset dentists worried as NHS figures show 40% of children didn’t visit a dentist last year

Dorset dentists worried as NHS figures show 40% of children didn’t visit a dentist last year

Dentists in Dorset are worried about the state of children’s teeth after it emerged that 40% of the county’s children didn’t have a dental check-up in 2017. According to figures from NHS Digital, almost 29,000 children in the county didn’t go to the dentist last year. This equates to 39.6% of the child population. Dentists […]


West Norfolk parents struggling to get a dental appointment for their children

West Norfolk parents struggling to get a dental appointment for their children

Parents in West Norfolk are struggling to get an NHS dental appointment for their children, it has been revealed. The results of a study conducted by a local watchdog suggest that there is a significant shortage of NHS places available for children. Research claims that 15 percent of the region’s children have never been to […]


New study claims parents are putting their children’s health at risk due to a lack of dental knowledge

New study claims parents are putting their children’s health at risk due to a lack of dental knowledge

A new study conducted by dental chain, mydentist,claims that parents in the UK are putting their children’s health at risk due to a lack of dental knowledge. The study, which involved around 1,000 British parents, revealed that a quarter of participants didn’t think that cavities in the baby teeth were a problem and many admitted […]


GPs Not Provided Sufficient Time or Training to Spot Dental Neglect

GPs Not Provided Sufficient Time or Training to Spot Dental Neglect

A study published in the British Dental Journal reports that the vast majority of GPs do not have the time or have not received the training required to see the telltale signs of tooth neglect. The survey, which asked GPs on the Isle of Wight about what they know about dental health and the perceptions […]


Mossley dental centre to host open day and special events to celebrate National Smile Month

Mossley dental centre to host open day and special events to celebrate National Smile Month

A dental centre in Mossley is preparing to celebrate National Smile Month by hosting an open day and running fun activities for children. MIDHS Dental Care is offering visitors the chance to meet the team and tour the practice on June 6th and the clinic will also be hosting fun, dental-themed activities for children, including […]


Public health expert brands childhood decay a “disease of poverty” in New Zealand

Public health expert brands childhood decay a “disease of poverty” in New Zealand

A public health expert in New Zealand has branded childhood decay a “disease of poverty.” Dr Rob Beaglehole, co-author of a recent report focused on the consequences of childhood decay, said that it is clear that poorer children have a much higher risk of developing decay than kids from more affluent areas. The report, which […]


Dental volunteers provide free treatment for kids in British Columbia

Dental volunteers provide free treatment for kids in British Columbia

A group of dental volunteers has helped to bring smiles to children from underprivileged backgrounds in Surrey, British Columbia. City Dream Centre has launched a new dental initiative, which is aimed at providing children who don’t have access to regular dental services with the care they need. A group of volunteer dentists will be involved […]


Dental experts call for brushing lessons to be provided in primary schools

Dental experts call for brushing lessons to be provided in primary schools

Dental experts have called for urgent action to be taken to improve standards of oral health among children in England. Experts are calling for initiatives, such as supervised brushing, brushing lessons and a ban on high-sugar foods on school dinner menus, to be introduced to try and lower the prevalence of decay. Data published by […]