Archive for the ‘Oral health’ Category

Melbourne dentist shares affordable hacks for better oral health

Melbourne dentist shares affordable hacks for better oral health

As studies show that a third of Australian adults suffer from untreated decay, a Melbourne dentist has shared some affordable hacks to boost oral health. Dr Giuliana D’Anna, the founder of Victoria-based clinic, iDental, claims that there are several simple, inexpensive ways you can protect your smile and reduce the risk of developing cavities and […]


Researchers question the benefits of artificial sweeteners and sugar-free products

Researchers question the benefits of artificial sweeteners and sugar-free products

Sugar-free foods and drinks and products that are made using artificial sweeteners are often marketed as healthy alternatives, but new research has called the health benefits of such products into question. A team of researchers based in Europe conducted a review of more than 55 studies that evaluated the impact of sugar substitutes. The team, […]


Energy drink addict who needs 24 fillings and dentures shares his story to warn others of dental dangers

Energy drink addict who needs 24 fillings and dentures shares his story to warn others of dental dangers

An energy drink addict has spoken out in the press and shared images of his teeth to warn others about the impact of consuming sugary drinks on a regular basis. Vinnie Pyner, 21, started drinking Monster energy drinks to stay awake at college, but his consumption increased rapidly, and soon, he was drinking up to […]


Sonning Common dental team hosts mouth cancer awareness event

Sonning Common dental team hosts mouth cancer awareness event

The team from a dental practice in Sonning Common near Henley hosted a mouth cancer awareness event recently after missing out on celebrating Mouth Cancer Awareness month in November. Staff at Wood Lane Dentistry were too busy to organise an event in November so they decided to raise awareness of oral cancer in February instead. […]


New study suggests that vaping is twice as effective as gum and patches for quitting smoking

New study suggests that vaping is twice as effective as gum and patches for quitting smoking

A new study has suggested that vaping is twice as effective as nicotine replacement patches and gum for helping smokers to quit. New research revealed that smokers are up to twice as likely to give up if they use e-cigarettes, rather than nicotine replacement or patches or chewing gum. Scientists from Queen Mary University of […]


New research reveals over 65% of smokers want to give up for health reasons

New research reveals over 65% of smokers want to give up for health reasons

New research suggests that improved health is the main reason most smokers in the UK try and quit. The findings of a survey carried out by the Oral Health Foundation revealed that two-thirds of smokers are keen to quit to improve their health and reduce the risk of illnesses like lung cancer, emphysema and heart […]


New study links poor oral health to elevated risk of erectile dysfunction

New study links poor oral health to elevated risk of erectile dysfunction

A new study has revealed that poor oral health can elevate the risk of erectile dysfunction in men. Scientists at Jinan University, China, analysed data from five studies, which involved more than 200,000 men. They found that men who have poor oral health are nearly three times more likely to experience erectile dysfunction than men […]


Oral Health Foundation backs Change4Life campaign to reduce childhood sugar consumption

Oral Health Foundation backs Change4Life campaign to reduce childhood sugar consumption

Leading dental charity, the Oral Health Foundation, has backed Public Health England’s Change4Life campaign in a bid to reduce the number of children consuming too much sugar. Research published recently by PHE revealed that the average child in England consumes the recommended intake of sugar for their entire childhood by the age of 10. Change4Life […]


Dentists advise against rinsing and using mouthwash after brushing

Dentists advise against rinsing and using mouthwash after brushing

As many people set out to boost their health in the months ahead, dentists are urging patients to avoid rinsing and using mouthwash after brushing. Many of us are conditioned to rinse after brushing, but dentists actually advise against doing this, as it can remove fluoride from the mouth. Fluoride is a mineral, which is […]


Make 2019 the year you learn about mouth cancer

Make 2019 the year you learn about mouth cancer

As reports reveal a significant increase in the number of cases of mouth cancer diagnosed in the UK in the last decade, now is a perfect time to make a resolution to learn about mouth cancer and become more mouth-aware in the months ahead. Research published towards the end of 2018 underlined a rapid increase […]