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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 […]


NHS confirms £2 million cash injection for Shropshire and Staffordshire dental services

NHS confirms £2 million cash injection for Shropshire and Staffordshire dental services

The NHS has confirmed a funding injection worth £2 million for dental services in Staffordshire and Shropshire. NHS England in the North Midlands has been awarded extra funding to the value of £2.25 million. The cash boost will benefit almost 40 dental practices in the region and create new NHS places for around 30,000 patients. […]


Mobberley dentist to host superhero event to encourage kids to look after their teeth

Mobberley dentist to host superhero event to encourage kids to look after their teeth

A Mobberley dentist is making a superhuman effort to educate children in the local area about the importance of good oral health. Dr Greg Paysden, from Love the Dentist on Town Lane, is preparing to host a superhero-themed event to encourage kids to take good care of their smiles. The Children’s Superhero Open Day will […]


British Heart Foundation shares new video to teach people about the link between gum disease and heart disease

British Heart Foundation shares new video to teach people about the link between gum disease and heart disease

The British Heart Foundation has shared a new video to educate people about the link between gum disease and heart disease. The animation, which appears on the charity’s website, is designed to show people how gum disease can impact heart health. Many people know about risk factors, such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol, […]


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 […]


Growing number of dental practices are underperforming in Peterborough, NHS statistics reveal

Growing number of dental practices are underperforming in Peterborough, NHS statistics reveal

A growing number of dental practices in Peterborough are underperforming, according to NHS statistics. Data from NHS England suggests that 14 of the 23 Peterborough clinics that have general dental service contracts are on course to miss targets for 2017/2018. This represents an increase from 7 underperforming practices in 2016/2017. Head of commissioning at NHS […]


Brisbane dentist makes annual trip to East Timor to help children in need

Brisbane dentist makes annual trip to East Timor to help children in need

A dentist from Brisbane has taken it upon himself to visit East Timor every year to help children who have very limited access to dental care. Malcolm Campbell has recently returned from his fifth trip to the country, after deciding to visit annually from 2013. Dr Campbell made the decision to travel once a year […]


Bridlington dental clinic closes due to dentist shortage

Bridlington dental clinic closes due to dentist shortage

A dental clinic in Bridlington has closed due to a shortage of dentists. Bridlington Dental Care has officially shut for good, leaving hundreds of patients in the town without access to an NHS dentist. The Prospect Street surgery closed in June, and patients received a letter explaining that the cause was a shortage of dentists. […]


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 […]