Archive for the ‘Children’s Dentistry’ Category

Number of extractions performed on children in England rises by almost 20% in 5 years

Number of extractions performed on children in England rises by almost 20% in 5 years

The number of children undergoing extraction procedures in England has risen by 18 percent in the last five years, new figures confirm. According to the Local Government Association (LGA), 45,077 extractions were performed on children in England last year. This represents an increase of almost 20% since 2012. The cost of extractions to the NHS […]


New figures show that 20,000 Brighton children didn’t see a dentist last year

New figures show that 20,000 Brighton children didn’t see a dentist last year

New figures show that 20,000 children in Brighton didn’t see a dentist last year. The statistics suggest that just under 40% of children in the area didn’t have a routine check-up, despite the fact that NHS guidelines recommend 6-monthly checks for children. The rate of non-attendance in Brighton and Hove (39%) was slightly lower than […]


Experts warn against the dangers of sugar addiction, as some children need all their teeth extracted

Experts warn against the dangers of sugar addiction, as some children need all their teeth extracted

Dental experts have issued another warning over the impact of the nation’s sugar addiction, as figures reveal that 75,000 children had teeth extracted last year. Dentists all over the country have reported an increase in rates of decay, with some children suffering from such severe decay that they need all their teeth removing. In the […]


Children are missing out on dental care due to dental phobia, dental law firm suggests

Children are missing out on dental care due to dental phobia, dental law firm suggests

A dental law firm has suggested that children in the UK are missing out on dental care as a result of dental phobia. The Dental Law Partnership believes that children are missing dental appointments as a result of anxiety and fear. The most recent NHS statistics revealed that only 58.7% of children in England attended […]


Coca Cola revises Christmas truck tour plans following criticism from health organisations

Coca Cola revises Christmas truck tour plans following criticism from health organisations

Coca Cola has revised plans for its truck tour this Christmas after receiving criticism from health organisations last year. Traditionally, the famous red truck, which features in arguably the most iconic festive TV commercial of our time, tours towns and cities as part of events organised by local councils and shopping centres. However, last year, […]


Dental experts believe oral health issues should be viewed as a sign of child neglect

Dental experts believe oral health issues should be viewed as a sign of child neglect

Dental experts believe that oral health issues should be viewed as a sign of child neglect. Researchers at Kings College Hospital, London, said that 2 out of every 5 children who required oral and maxillofacial surgery as a result of severe decay in the last two years were already being monitored by social services. Based […]


Dentists in Blackburn to join national scheme to encourage more children to attend check-ups

Dentists in Blackburn to join national scheme to encourage more children to attend check-ups

Dentists in Blackburn are preparing to participate in a national pilot scheme, which aims to encourage more children to attend regular check-ups. The ‘Starting Well: Smile 4 Life’ programme is being rolled out in the area to try and tackle low uptake and ensure that more children see their dentist in the year ahead. The […]


Exmouth dental surgery shares snaps of lost teddy bear having dental treatment in a bid to track down the owner

Exmouth dental surgery shares snaps of lost teddy bear having dental treatment in a bid to track down the owner

A dental team in Exmouth has shared photographs of a teddy bear, which was left at their surgery at the end of last month (September), having dental treatment in a bid to track down its owner. The small brown bear, which has been snapped having an X-ray and a routine check-up, was left behind by […]


Dental health a major concern in Slough, as rates of childhood decay soar

Dental health a major concern in Slough, as rates of childhood decay soar

Dental health has been identified as a major concern in Slough after figures revealed that the number of children with oral health problems is almost double the national average. Recently, the council met to discuss the most recent statistics, which show that children in the town have worse oral health than in most other parts […]


Dental Nurses visits nursery in Grantham to teach pre-schoolers a lesson in healthy teeth

Dental Nurses visits nursery in Grantham to teach pre-schoolers a lesson in healthy teeth

Children from a nursery in Trent Road in Grantham, invited a pair of dental nurses to introduce young children to ways they can keep their teeth healthy. The Maltings Dental Practice nurses came in to talk to the young learners at Children 1st Nursery as part of the topic “People Who Help Us”. The children […]