Archive for the ‘Oral health’ Category

Public Health England issues sugar warning, as children set to consume twice the recommended amount this year

Public Health England issues sugar warning, as children set to consume twice the recommended amount this year

Public Health England has issued a warning over sugar consumption, as it is estimated that a large proportion of children in England will have already consumed their annual recommended intake. According to the body, many children have already consumed the recommended yearly intake of sugar, despite that fact that we’re only halfway through the year. […]


Dental bodies launch new appeal for HPV vaccination for boys

Dental bodies launch new appeal for HPV vaccination for boys

A group of the UK’s leading dental bodies has launched a fresh appeal to make the HPV vaccination available to boys, as well as girls. The British Dental Association, the Faculty of Dental Surgery and the Faculty of General Dental Practice at the Royal College of Surgeons have written a joint appeal to the Department […]


Irish dentists criticise medical card scheme, as extractions become more commonplace

Irish dentists criticise medical card scheme, as extractions become more commonplace

Irish dentists have criticised the current medical card scheme after new figures revealed that the number of tooth extractions carried out in the last decade has increased. The Irish Dental Association has warned that changes to dental benefits have had a negative impact on standards of oral health. A new survey published on Tuesday 29th […]


Bolton dentist sheds light on ‘healthy’ foods that can damage the teeth

Bolton dentist sheds light on ‘healthy’ foods that can damage the teeth

A dentist from Bolton has shared some tips to help people determine the possible impact of eating and drinking so-called ‘healthy’ products on their dental health this summer. We’re often advised to increase our intake of fruit and vegetables, and you may think that buying a bottle of juice or a smoothie constitutes making healthy […]


A fifth of children in Northumberland have decay, new figures confirm

A fifth of children in Northumberland have decay, new figures confirm

A fifth of children in Northumberland have tooth decay, according to figures from Public Health England. Research conducted by the health body revealed that more than 20 percent of children starting school in the county suffer from decay. Statistics were provided based on a survey of 1,660 5-year-olds in the region as part of a […]


Berkshire dentists team up with Cancer Research UK to tackle rising oral cancer rates

Berkshire dentists team up with Cancer Research UK to tackle rising oral cancer rates

Dentists in Berkshire have joined forces with Cancer Research UK to tackle rising rates of oral cancer. Dentists from surgeries across the county are working with the charity to try and improve diagnosis methods and raise awareness of the symptoms and warning signs of mouth cancer. The dentists have teamed up with a specialist team […]


How your smile provides an insight into your risk of developing heart disease

How your smile provides an insight into your risk of developing heart disease

Heart disease is one of the world’s most potent killers. Many people are aware that being overweight, smoking and drinking can increase your risk of developing heart disease, but did you know that your smile can provide a valuable insight into your risk of experiencing cardiovascular problems? Research suggests that people who have poor oral […]


Homeless people in Wales forced to pull out their own teeth amid emergency dental care access crisis

Homeless people in Wales forced to pull out their own teeth amid emergency dental care access crisis

A patient watchdog has suggested that homeless people in parts of Wales are extracting their own teeth as a result of being unable to access emergency dental care services. The community health council claims that very few homeless people in the Swansea area have access to dental care and added that severe dental issues are […]


Toothache epidemic is contributing to an increase in paracetamol overdoses

Toothache epidemic is contributing to an increase in paracetamol overdoses

An epidemic of toothache is contributing to an increase in paracetamol overdoses, a new study has suggested. The study claims that taking paracetamol for toothache lead to more than 150 overdoses at a single hospital in England. Figures show that more than a third of the 436 overdoses recorded at Queen’s Medical Centre A&E, Nottingham, […]


Health experts issue warning over sugar content of children’s yoghurts

Health experts issue warning over sugar content of children’s yoghurts

Health experts have advised parents to check the sugar content of yoghurts, after analysis revealed that some popular products contain up to 5 cubes of sugar per serving. Research conducted by Public Health Liverpool found that some yoghurts contain the equivalent of the recommended daily intake of sugar for a child aged under 6. NHS […]