Archive for the ‘Oral health’ Category

Bradford School Has Restricted Unhealthy Foods and Banned Sugary Drinks in Packed Lunches

Bradford School Has Restricted Unhealthy Foods and Banned Sugary Drinks in Packed Lunches

New healthy eating policies at Shirley Manor Primary Academy in Bradford have restricted desserts, cakes and biscuits in packed lunches, and sugary drinks such as squash, fizzy drinks and flavoured water are outright banned, for their contribution to tooth decay. This is one of the first initiatives that has gone further than the nutritional requirements […]


A Injection is Being Developed To Prevent Tooth Decay

A Injection is Being Developed To Prevent Tooth Decay

Scientists from the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China are working on a vaccination that could prevent future tooth decay, offering some hope to preventing or reversing dental caries. The team that created it note that the vaccine is years away from clinical tests, but dental expects are looking forward to the treatment as a […]


California Appeals Court Blocks Law Forcing Soft Drink Adverts to Feature Health Warnings

California Appeals Court Blocks Law Forcing Soft Drink Adverts to Feature Health Warnings

In a victory for the soft drink industry, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in California have blocked a ruling in San Francisco which would have required all advertisements for sugary drinks to feature health warnings. A San Francisco city ordinance originally passed in 2015 required all adverts for sugar sweetened drinks to feature wording […]


Belfast researchers claim aspirin could help to regenerate the teeth and prevent severe decay

Belfast researchers claim aspirin could help to regenerate the teeth and prevent severe decay

Researchers in Belfast claim that aspirin could help to aid tooth regeneration, reducing the chances of decay becoming more severe. Researchers at Queen’s University have discovered that aspirin stimulates stem cells, which contributes to tooth regeneration and reduces the need for fillings. Tooth decay is one of the most common preventable illnesses in the UK. […]


UK dentists come under fire from the Italians over ‘prosecco smiles’ warning

UK dentists come under fire from the Italians over ‘prosecco smiles’ warning

Dentists in the UK have come under fire from the Italians after issuing a warning over the dangers of a ‘prosecco smile’. Recently, a number of newspapers and online blogs published articles focused on the dental dangers of drinking prosecco, a drink that has become increasingly popular in the UK. Dr Mervyn Druian, from the […]


Dentists issue decay warning over prosecco trend

Dentists issue decay warning over prosecco trend

Dentists have warned that our growing obsession with prosecco is contributing to dental decay. Prosecco, a sparkling drink, which offers a cheaper alternative to Champagne is the drink du jour this summer, and dentists are worried that its popularity is putting the nation’s dental health at risk. Many people love a glass of refreshing prosecco […]


New report highlights prevalence of dental problems in older people

New report highlights prevalence of dental problems in older people

A new report has highlighted the prevalence of dental problems in older people living in the UK. Research compiled by the Faculty of Dental Surgery suggests that up to 1.8 million people aged over 65 years old are living with an acute dental health condition. Dentists are worried that dental issues, such as decay, gum […]


The Singing Dentist shares popular flossing excuses, as survey reveals most don’t bother

The Singing Dentist shares popular flossing excuses, as survey reveals most don’t bother

The Singing dentist, Dr Milad Shadrooh, has shared some of the most common excuses given for not flossing, after a survey revealed that only 40 percent of people have flossed in the last 3 months. Dr Shadrooh, who shot to fame after releasing clips of himself singing dental-themed lyrics to popular chart hits online, said […]


The Global Costs of Dental Treatment due to Sugary Foods is Over £115 Billion

The Global Costs of Dental Treatment due to Sugary Foods is Over £115 Billion

Researchers at Martin Luther University and the Biotechnology Research and Information Network AG have calculated the cost of the world’s addiction to sugar: $172 billion. This alarming figure includes $23 billion in Germany alone. To get to this statistic the research team at Halle-Wittenberg looked at representative information on the prevalence of caries (tooth decay), […]


Are you doing a thorough job when you clean your teeth?

Are you doing a thorough job when you clean your teeth?

You may brush your teeth twice a day religiously, but are you doing a thorough job? According to dentists, many people miss vital areas of the mouth and this means that their dental health is at risk, even though they are diligent about their brushing regime. Jessica Hilburg, from the NYU College of Dentistry, said […]