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Health experts issue warning over sugar content of children’s yoghurts

Health experts issue warning over sugar content of children’s yoghurts

Health experts have advised parents to check the sugar content of yoghurts, after analysis revealed that some popular products contain up to 5 cubes of sugar per serving. Research conducted by Public Health Liverpool found that some yoghurts contain the equivalent of the recommended daily intake of sugar for a child aged under 6. NHS […]


Norwich dentist prepares to travel to Lebanon to aid Syrian refugees

Norwich dentist prepares to travel to Lebanon to aid Syrian refugees

A dentist from Norwich is preparing to leave the UK and travel to Lebanon to provide treatment for Syrian refugees. Dr Gautam Sharma, from West Earlham Dental Health Practice, will visit Lebanon as part of a specialist charity project, which is designed to provide basic care for refugees who have fled Syria. Dr Sharma will […]


High fees keeping patients away from the dentist in Canada

High fees keeping patients away from the dentist in Canada

Patients in Canada are avoiding regular trips to the dentist as a result of high fees. A report compiled by the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences revealed that Canadians spend more than $12 million per year on dental care, but up to 6 million avoid routine dental trips as a result of cost. Many working […]


GDC prosecutions underline the severity of offering illegal whitening treatments

GDC prosecutions underline the severity of offering illegal whitening treatments

Recently, former webcam girl, Chelsey Harwood, 30, was prosecuted by the General Dental Council for offering illegal whitening treatment. The story was covered by the local and national press, and some readers expressed the view that she had been unfairly punished and was actually doing nothing wrong by administering whitening treatment. The law, however, says […]


US study links tooth loss to higher heart disease risk

US study links tooth loss to higher heart disease risk

A study conducted in the US has linked tooth loss in middle age to an elevated risk of developing heart disease. Dr Lu Qi, from Tulane University, New Orleans, explained that the findings demonstrated a link between losing at least two teeth in middle age and facing a higher risk of heart disease. The assertion […]


Banbury care home manager challenges the health secretary over access to NHS dental services for patients

Banbury care home manager challenges the health secretary over access to NHS dental services for patients

The manager of a care home in Banbury has challenged the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, to try and find a dentist willing to provide services for patients after struggling to track down a local dentist to visit the home. Paula Munday, the manager of Cheney House Care Home, has appealed to Mr Hunt to help […]


Dental experts call for brushing lessons to be provided in primary schools

Dental experts call for brushing lessons to be provided in primary schools

Dental experts have called for urgent action to be taken to improve standards of oral health among children in England. Experts are calling for initiatives, such as supervised brushing, brushing lessons and a ban on high-sugar foods on school dinner menus, to be introduced to try and lower the prevalence of decay. Data published by […]


Could tea be more damaging to your bright white smile than coffee?

Could tea be more damaging to your bright white smile than coffee?

Many of us are aware that drinking coffee can stain the teeth, but did you know that the nation’s favourite nectar, tea, could be even more damaging to a bright, white smile? In Britain, approximately 165 million cups of tea are consumed on a daily basis and there’s been an increase in popularity of different […]


Dundee dental van could become a regular fixture

Dundee dental van could become a regular fixture

A dental van, which is providing treatment for patients who struggle to see a regular dentist in the Lochee area of Dundee, could become a regular fixture. The mobile unit, which travels around the local area, is aimed at patients who find it difficult to see a dentist, for example, the homeless and patients who […]


University of Central Lancashire’s School of Dentistry celebrates 10th anniversary

University of Central Lancashire’s School of Dentistry celebrates 10th anniversary

The University of Central Lancashire’s School of Dentistry is celebrating a landmark achievement. The school has officially been open for ten years, and staff have plenty to toast, including the successful graduation of 224 dentists. When the UCLan school was established, it was one of just two new dental schools to open in England in […]