Archive for the ‘Oral health’ Category

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 […]


Study highlights poor oral health as a major risk factor for malnutrition in older people

Study highlights poor oral health as a major risk factor for malnutrition in older people

A new study has highlighted poor oral health as a major risk factor for malnutrition in older people. Researchers from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine found that poor oral health and a lack of food were major risk factors in older people who suffered from malnutrition. The study focused on people who […]


Newcastle dentist issues stress warning after Demi Moore attributes tooth loss to anxiety

Newcastle dentist issues stress warning after Demi Moore attributes tooth loss to anxiety

A dentist from Newcastle has warned of the dental effects of stress after Hollywood star, Demi Moore, blamed stress and anxiety for the loss of two of her teeth. Dr Rob Wain, from Dovetail Bespoke Dental Solutions, said that he sees patients who are suffering from the effects of stress on a daily basis. Most […]


Pregnant women urged to keep up to date with dental checks

Pregnant women urged to keep up to date with dental checks

You usually associate pregnancy with morning sickness, back pain and fatigue, but dentists are keen to alert expectant mothers to the increased risk of dental health issues. If you’re pregnant, hormonal changes that occur in the body can put you at risk of gum disease. Gum disease is not just a common cause of bleeding […]


Health bodies criticise decision not to expand HPV vaccination programme

Health bodies criticise decision not to expand HPV vaccination programme

Health bodies and campaign groups have criticised a decision not to expand the HPV vaccination programme to include teenage boys. Representatives from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) recently suggested that extending the programme was “highly unlikely to be cost-effective”, angering health bodies and campaigners who called for the vaccine to be made […]


Figures confirm an ‘alarming’ rise in cases of decay in South Australia

Figures confirm an ‘alarming’ rise in cases of decay in South Australia

The State Government has sounded the alarms after new figures showed a significant increase in the number of children suffering from tooth decay in South Australia. New figures show an ‘alarming’ increase in the number of children requiring hospital treatment for dental issues. Last year, 2,500 children under the age of 8 were admitted to […]