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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 […]


Number of children waiting for dental operations increases in East Lancashire

Number of children waiting for dental operations increases in East Lancashire

The number of children waiting for dental operations in East Lancashire has increased, according to the latest statistics. Figures show that 86 children were on a waiting list for dental procedures carried out under general anaesthetic in the area regulated by East Lancashire Hospitals Trust in 2017. This is an increase from 69 children in […]


New study links gum disease to an increased risk of erectile dysfunction in men

New study links gum disease to an increased risk of erectile dysfunction in men

New research suggests that men who suffer from gum disease are at greater risk of erectile dysfunction. Scientists from the University of Granada have revealed that men who have gum disease are twice as likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction than those with healthy gums. In a study, which is the first to involve European […]


Worcester dental hygienist visits local schools to offer brushing tips for children in her spare time

Worcester dental hygienist visits local schools to offer brushing tips for children in her spare time

A dental hygienist from Worcester has visited several local schools in her own time to offer brushing tips for children. Jane Wilson, from Shrubbery Dental Practice, has been touring local schools over the past few months to provide children with fun, informal sessions on oral hygiene and healthy eating. She is aiming to encourage better […]


Dental Defence Union warns that amalgam fillings don’t need replacing following the introduction of new guidelines

Dental Defence Union warns that amalgam fillings don’t need replacing following the introduction of new guidelines

The Dental Defence Union has warned that amalgam fillings don’t need replacing, following the introduction of new guidelines, which restrict the use of mercury amalgam. From the 1st July, new EU guidelines state that amalgam should only be used when ‘strictly necessary’ but the DDU has advised dentists to be aware of a potential influx […]


New specialist dental clinic opens in Kelso

New specialist dental clinic opens in Kelso

A new specialist dental clinic has opened in Kelso. Vermilion Kelso has opened in the Scottish Borders, becoming the first multi-disciplinary referral practice in the area. The clinic is now accepting cases from dentists all over the region, including implant treatment and restorative cases. The opening of the new dental centre will improve access to […]


The British Dental Association urges health ministers to invest in preventative measures

The British Dental Association urges health ministers to invest in preventative measures

The British Dental Association has urged health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, to invest in prevention in a bid to reduce the prevalence of tooth decay in the UK. In an open letter to Mr Hunt, the association claims that for every £1 invested in preventative measures, the NHS could save £3. The letter appeals for information […]


Is Love Island fuelling a rise in dental tourism?

Is Love Island fuelling a rise in dental tourism?

The growing popularity of reality shows like Love Island could be behind a rise in dental tourism, experts believe. The hit ITV2 show, which is currently airing, features a string of contestants, most of whom boast mega-watt smiles. Dentists believe that the popularity of Love Island and similar shows is fuelling an increase in dental […]