Archive for the ‘Oral health’ Category

No Immediate Teeth Discolouration Risks for E-cigarettes

No Immediate Teeth Discolouration Risks for E-cigarettes

The yellowing effects of smoking on teeth have been well-documented for years. What isn’t quite so clear-cut at the moment is the impact that vaping has on our teeth. Until now, anyway. Research undertaken by British American Tobacco has compared the damage of traditional cigarettes and vaping on teeth in a study believed to be […]


Lancashire Dentists Called to Help Educate Children on Oral Health

Lancashire Dentists Called to Help Educate Children on Oral Health

Lancashire dentists need to do more to promote oral health among children of the county after shocking figures revealed them to have the worst rate of tooth decay in the country. The results, coming from the Child Oral Health Survey, show an overall improvement in the country, but a distinct gap between local authorities, with […]


Vaping: The escape from smoking… or the gateway into it?

Vaping: The escape from smoking… or the gateway into it?

Smoking is one of the biggest causes of tooth staining, gum disease, tooth loss and mouth cancer. Yet as many young smokers turn to e-cigarettes over the conventional, tar-filled alternative, recent reports suggest it’s a slippery slope from vaping to using real cigarettes. Scientists at the RAND research centre believe e-cigarettes could actually be serving […]


West Yorkshire dentists urged to see healthy patients less frequently

West Yorkshire dentists urged to see healthy patients less frequently

Dentists in West Yorkshire are being advised to see healthy patients less frequently as part of a new initiative, which is designed to make appointments more accessible to those in need. The Recall Matters scheme, which has been launched in the area, aims to ensure that more appointments are available for patients suffering from oral […]


Scottish dentists call for a ban on puddings and sugary drinks in schools

Scottish dentists call for a ban on puddings and sugary drinks in schools

Dentists in Scotland have called for schools to ban puddings and sugary drinks in a bid to tackle dental decay and childhood obesity. The Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow believes that the government should push for schools to scrap unhealthy desserts and sugar-laden drinks to try […]


Lincolnshire dental team shares tips for healthy packed lunches

Lincolnshire dental team shares tips for healthy packed lunches

The summer holidays are now a distant memory, and a dental team from Lincolnshire is taking the chance to use the start of a new semester to educate children and parents about healthy eating. Recently, statistics published by Public Health England suggested that a large proportion of children were consuming more than the recommended daily […]


Dentists issue sugar warning, as autumnal drinks hit coffee shop menus

Dentists issue sugar warning, as autumnal drinks hit coffee shop menus

Dentists have once again issued a sugar warning after it was revealed that many popular autumnal drinks, which appear on menus at this time of year, contain more than the recommended daily sugar intake. Researchers discovered that some drinks on offer at chains like Costa and Starbucks contain up to 13 teaspoons of sugar. This […]


Italians blame negative dental headlines for fall in Prosecco sales

Italians blame negative dental headlines for fall in Prosecco sales

The largest Italian farming association, Coldiretti, has blamed uncertainty surrounding Brexit and negative headlines linked to dental health for a fall in prosecco sales. Exports of Italian prosecco have dropped for the first time in ten years, according to the latest sales figures. New statistics show that exports have fallen by 7 percent in the […]


US dental experts encourage patients to switch back to fluoride toothpaste, as figures suggest a dramatic increase in the popularity of fluoride-free products

US dental experts encourage patients to switch back to fluoride toothpaste, as figures suggest a dramatic increase in the popularity of fluoride-free products

Dental experts in the US are encouraging patients to switch back to fluoride toothpaste after figures revealed a dramatic increase in the popularity of fluoride-free products. The use of fluoride in toothpaste and the issue of water fluoridation stir up fervent debate in the US. There is a great deal of support for fluoride-free campaigns, […]


New study suggests seeing a dentist before cancer surgery reduces the risk of complications

New study suggests seeing a dentist before cancer surgery reduces the risk of complications

A new study suggests that seeing a dentist before cancer surgery could help to lower the risk of complications. Researchers at the University of Tokyo, Japan, found that patients who had seen a dentist in the run-up to surgery were less likely to develop complications, including pneumonia, following the procedure. The team discovered that patients […]