Archive for the ‘Oral health’ Category

Australian dentist highlights the dental damage caused by drinking alcohol

Australian dentist highlights the dental damage caused by drinking alcohol

Most people are aware that drinking can result in headaches and nausea, but have you ever thought about how alcohol affects your smile? Australian dentist, Dr Lewis Ehrlich, recently uploaded a photograph to his Facebook page to highlight the dangers of frequent or binge drinking. Many people are aware that eating sweets and drinking pop […]


New poll reveals most of us are too embarrassed to tell our friends they have bad breath

New poll reveals most of us are too embarrassed to tell our friends they have bad breath

A new poll has revealed that most of us are too embarrassed to tell our friends if they have bad breath. A survey conducted by Dentyl BB Mints suggested that up to 40 percent of young people had judged their friends’ poor oral hygiene before, yet two-thirds would be too embarrassed to talk to them […]


Does exercise increase your risk of dental decay?

Does exercise increase your risk of dental decay?

Exercise is often extolled as a natural tonic that boosts mental and physical wellbeing, but a new study has raised questions about its universal health benefits. While being active is proven to reduce the risk of a host of serious illnesses, researchers have discovered that exercise may be linked to a higher risk of tooth […]


Government advisers confirm expansion of HPV vaccination programme to include boys

Government advisers confirm expansion of HPV vaccination programme to include boys

Government advisers have confirmed a planned expansion of the current HPV vaccination programme to protect boys, as well as girls. Currently, teenage girls are vaccinated to protect against cervical cancer, but under new guidelines, the HPV vaccine will be available to boys. Advisers had previously rejected calls from doctors, dentists and health campaigners, with a […]


Could stress be damaging your teeth?

Could stress be damaging your teeth?

Most of us know that stress can stop us from sleeping and elevate our blood pressure, but did you know that stress can also affect your teeth? Many people who suffer from stress and anxiety grind their teeth, which increases the risk of tooth wear, chips, and jaw pain. Bruxism, the medical name for tooth […]


Northampton man prosecuted by the General Dental Council for providing illegal tooth whitening

Northampton man prosecuted by the General Dental Council for providing illegal tooth whitening

A Northampton man has been prosecuted by the General Dental Council after offering illegal tooth whitening treatment. Jack Sellick, the owner of Essex Smiles, pleaded guilty to providing the service at Milton Keynes Magistrates’ Court. The General Dental Council started an investigation after receiving a complaint in September 2017. In March 2018, undercover representatives visited […]


Are smoothies really a healthy choice for summer?

Are smoothies really a healthy choice for summer?

In the last few years, smoothies have soared in popularity in the UK. Marketed as a healthy alternative to fizzy drinks, you could be forgiven for thinking that you’re making a healthy choice when buying a smoothie in a supermarket or café, but research shows that some smoothies contain even more sugar than fizzy drinks. […]


NHS head raises concerns over sugar content of popular breakfast cereals

NHS head raises concerns over sugar content of popular breakfast cereals

Image Editorial credit: Slow Walker / Shutterstock.com The head of the NHS has raised concerns over the sugar content of popular breakfast cereals, which are marketed with children in mind. Simon Stevens claims that sugary cereals should be treated in the same way as fizzy drinks, as the NHS tries to tackle rising rates of […]


New study links gum disease to an increased risk of erectile dysfunction in men

New study links gum disease to an increased risk of erectile dysfunction in men

New research suggests that men who suffer from gum disease are at greater risk of erectile dysfunction. Scientists from the University of Granada have revealed that men who have gum disease are twice as likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction than those with healthy gums. In a study, which is the first to involve European […]


The British Dental Association urges health ministers to invest in preventative measures

The British Dental Association urges health ministers to invest in preventative measures

The British Dental Association has urged health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, to invest in prevention in a bid to reduce the prevalence of tooth decay in the UK. In an open letter to Mr Hunt, the association claims that for every £1 invested in preventative measures, the NHS could save £3. The letter appeals for information […]