Posts Tagged ‘children’

Wickford dental practice backs new scheme to encourage parents to take their children to the dentist

Wickford dental practice backs new scheme to encourage parents to take their children to the dentist

Recently, figures revealed a significant decrease in the proportion of children attending dental appointments in the Brentford and Basildon areas, and a local practice is determined to play its part in improving standards of oral health. Cygnet Dental Practice, which is based in nearby Wickford, is offering local schools and nurseries the chance to organise […]


Dental bodies launch new appeal for HPV vaccination for boys

Dental bodies launch new appeal for HPV vaccination for boys

A group of the UK’s leading dental bodies has launched a fresh appeal to make the HPV vaccination available to boys, as well as girls. The British Dental Association, the Faculty of Dental Surgery and the Faculty of General Dental Practice at the Royal College of Surgeons have written a joint appeal to the Department […]


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 […]


Dentist Warns Parents With Tooth Decay Against Kissing Their Children

Dentist Warns Parents With Tooth Decay Against Kissing Their Children

A paediatric dental specialist has warned parents who suffer from tooth decay to be wary of kissing children on the lips or blowing on food in order to avoid the spread of bacteria to their child. Dr Michael Chong from the Gold Coast explained that both damaging and non-damaging bacteria spreads through the transfer of […]


New Sugar Smart initiative launches in Cumbria, as figures confirm standards of dental health are among the worst in England

New Sugar Smart initiative launches in Cumbria, as figures confirm standards of dental health are among the worst in England

A new campaign, which is designed to raise awareness of sugar content and educate people about how to reduce their sugar intake has launched in Cumbria. The Sugar Smart campaign has been introduced in Carlisle amid concerns about oral health standards among the county’s youngsters. Figures published by Public Health England show that dental health […]


Norwich dentist laments ‘deeply disturbing’ childhood decay figures

Norwich dentist laments ‘deeply disturbing’ childhood decay figures

A dentist from Norwich has shared his concerns about standards of oral health among children in the local press. Speaking to a local newspaper, dentist Gautam Sharma, from West Earlham Dental Health Practice, said that the situation was “deeply disturbing”, with new figures confirming that more than 43,000 extractions took place in hospitals in England […]


Number of children having teeth extracted in England rises again

Number of children having teeth extracted in England rises again

The number of children having teeth extracted in hospital in England has risen again. New figures show that 42,911 procedures were carried out in English hospitals in 2016/2017 compared to 40,800 in 2015/2016 and 36,833 in 2012/2013. In light of the news, the British Dental Association has labelled the government “short-sighted” and urged ministers to […]


Dentists share concerns over enamel loss in young patients

Dentists share concerns over enamel loss in young patients

Dentists are worried about the increasingly common issue of enamel loss in young patients. Dr Rupert Austin, from King’s College Dental Institute, said that there has been a significant increase in the proportion of young people with ‘zero enamel’ in at least one part of their teeth in the last two decades. According to Dr […]


Figures for Dental Access for Young Children Show the North Has Better Access to NHS Dentistry

Figures for Dental Access for Young Children Show the North Has Better Access to NHS Dentistry

According to figures released by NHS Digital, there is a North/South divide in dental provision, however not in the way that might be expected. A young person in the North of England is more than twice as likely to have gone to see an NHS dentist before they turn two years old than in parts […]


Jersey children waiting a year to see a dentist

Jersey children waiting a year to see a dentist

Children in Jersey are waiting a year to see a dentist, new figures have revealed. Statistics from the 12-month period leading up to the end of June 2017 suggest that children are waiting 63 weeks for a hospital dental appointment and 51 weeks to see an orthodontist. This marks a major increase in waiting times […]