Archive for the ‘Oral health’ Category

Tooth-cleaning foods to add to your diet

Tooth-cleaning foods to add to your diet

Most of us are aware that sugary treats and indulgent desserts are bad for our teeth, but have you ever thought about foods that are good for your teeth? We often focus on sweets, cakes and chocolate when talking about diet and oral health, but there are many foods you can add to your diet […]


The Oral Health Foundation urges dental professionals to get involved in National Smile Month 2019

The Oral Health Foundation urges dental professionals to get involved in National Smile Month 2019

The Oral Health Foundation is encouraging dental professionals all over the country to get involved in National Smile Month 2019. The charity’s annual event will take place between the 13th May and the 13th June. This year, the Oral Health Foundation is hoping that the campaign will reach up to 50 million people. The aim […]


Brave dentist to battle the soaring heat of the Sahara Desert to raise money for the Mouth Cancer Foundation

Brave dentist to battle the soaring heat of the Sahara Desert to raise money for the Mouth Cancer Foundation

A brave dentist from Bracknell is preparing to battle the soaring heat of the Sahara Desert to raise money for the Mouth Cancer Foundation. Bob To, from Blueberry Dental Surgery, will compete in the famous Marathon des Sables to support the cause. One of the most gruelling endurance battles in the world, the Marathon des […]


Doncaster takes the unenviable title of England’s worst town for childhood dental decay

Doncaster takes the unenviable title of England’s worst town for childhood dental decay

Doncaster has been named as England’s worst place for childhood dental decay. Recent figures show that extraction rates are five times higher than the national average in the South Yorkshire town. Statistics suggest that more than 90% of dental extractions carried out in English hospitals are due to extensive decay, despite the fact that the […]


The Oral Health Foundation urges the public to be more vigilant, as study highlights lack of mouth cancer awareness

The Oral Health Foundation urges the public to be more vigilant, as study highlights lack of mouth cancer awareness

The Oral Health Foundation has urged the public to be more mouth aware, as a study highlights a widespread lack of awareness of the causes and symptoms of mouth cancer. A survey conducted by the charity found that a third of people are unaware that smoking causes oral cancer, with 57% unaware of the link […]


Dental professionals slam Netflix documentary linking root canal treatment to cancer

Dental professionals slam Netflix documentary linking root canal treatment to cancer

Dental professionals have urged streaming platforms to remove a documentary, which links root canal treatment to an increased risk of cancer. Dentists, researchers and specialist endodontists have slammed the makers of ‘Root Cause’ and accused streaming services of spreading inaccurate, potentially harmful messages. The film, which was made by Australian Frazer Bailey, documents the film-maker’s […]


Leeds-based health expert calls for London’s junk food advertising ban to be rolled out nationwide

Leeds-based health expert calls for London’s junk food advertising ban to be rolled out nationwide

Dr Stuart Flint, a health expert from Leeds Beckett University, has called for a junk food ban, which was recently introduced in London, to be rolled out across the country. Recently, a ban on advertising was enforced on transport systems run by TFL, meaning that stations and buses, tubes, and trains cannot display adverts for […]


60% of young children didn’t see a dentist last year

60% of young children didn’t see a dentist last year

New research suggests that 60% of children aged 4 and under didn’t see a dentist last year. Analysis of NHS Digital data, which was performed by the Royal College of Surgeons, also revealed that 40% of children aged over four went without a dental check in 2018. Dental decay, which is preventable in the vast […]


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, […]