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Is tooth whitening illegal? Everything you need to know before you have treatment

Is tooth whitening illegal? Everything you need to know before you have treatment

We’ve entered a brand New Year, and no doubt you’ve already spotted adverts for all kinds of products and services that promise they can make you look and feel better. One treatment that has become increasingly popular is tooth whitening. If you’ve seen adverts on social media, you may assume that the providers are legitimate, […]


North East dentist backs ‘Jabs for Boys’ campaign amid rising tide of oral cancer cases in men

North East dentist backs ‘Jabs for Boys’ campaign amid rising tide of oral cancer cases in men

A dentist from the North East has backed the ‘Jabs for Boys’ campaign amid a rising tide of oral cancer cases diagnosed in young men. Campaigners are calling on the government to roll out the HPV vaccination programme to both sexes in a bid to reduce the risk of oral cancer. Currently, teenage girls are […]


Mydentist practice to close in Bury St Edmunds

Mydentist practice to close in Bury St Edmunds

One of mydentist’s Bury St Edmunds practices is set to close after it was revealed that it could no longer fulfil the requirements of its NHS contract. The Kings Mews clinic will cease to provide NHS dental services from the end of February 2018. According to NHS England, the practice has experienced difficulties related to […]


Iceland rolls out free dental care programme for all children over 2

Iceland rolls out free dental care programme for all children over 2

Ministers in Iceland have confirmed that free dental care will be available to all children over the age of 2. The new proposals are an extension of an existing scheme, which covered the cost of dental care for the oldest child in every family. Now, families will have access to free treatment for all children […]


New survey reveals over 20 million British adults fear bad breath

New survey reveals over 20 million British adults fear bad breath

A new survey has revealed that over 20 million British adults fear having bad breath. The results may be surprising given that the same poll showed that more than half of people don’t brush their teeth twice a day. New research conducted by White Glo showed that only 48 percent of people brush twice a […]


Plans submitted to convert a bungalow into an orthodontic practice in Poole

Plans submitted to convert a bungalow into an orthodontic practice in Poole

Plans to convert a bungalow into an orthodontic practice in Poole have been formally submitted to the local council. The proposals, which have been compiled by Pure Town Planning, include plans to turn a bungalow on Lower Blandford Road into an orthodontic clinic. If the plans are given the green light, two dentists working at […]


Stoke school reveals plans to provide dental services on-site

Stoke school reveals plans to provide dental services on-site

A school in Stoke has revealed plans to enable students to receive dental services on-site. Pupils at Thistley Hough Academy in Penkhull could soon see a dentist without having to miss out on valuable classroom time. The school is planning to host dental sessions to enable students who aren’t registered with a local dental practice […]


Lancashire councillors support new sugar-free snacking guidelines launched by Public Health England

Lancashire councillors support new sugar-free snacking guidelines launched by Public Health England

Councillors and health officials in Lancashire have welcomed the launch of a new campaign to encourage healthy snacking across England. Recently, Public Health England released details of a new component of the Change 4 Life campaign, which encourages parents and children to stick to treats containing fewer than 100 calories each per day. The move […]


Faculty of Dental Surgery highlights the holidays as a good time to spot oral health issues

Faculty of Dental Surgery highlights the holidays as a good time to spot oral health issues

The Faculty of Dental Surgery has highlighted the holiday period spanning Christmas and the start of the year as a good time to spot oral health issues, particularly in elderly people. As families congregate for Christmas and New Year celebrations, which take place over a prolonged period of time, dentists say that this is a […]


Healthwatch Bucks urges local dental practices to update their NHS Choices profiles

Healthwatch Bucks urges local dental practices to update their NHS Choices profiles

A Buckinghamshire watchdog has urged local dental practices to update their profiles on the NHS Choices website. Healthwatch Bucks recently conducted research, which revealed that 35 practices in the area didn’t provide any information for patients via the website. In light of the research, the watchdog is encouraging the practices to update their information to […]