Posts Tagged ‘children’

Lancashire dentist offers tips for parents to help children overcome dental anxiety

Lancashire dentist offers tips for parents to help children overcome dental anxiety

A dentist based in Blackburn, Lancashire, has offered tips to help parents of children who suffer from dental anxiety. Recently, a dental law firm suggested that attendance rates had fallen among children due to the increased prevalence of dental fear. Now, Dr Karim Rachidi, from Synergy Dental Clinics, is offering advice to parents to help […]


Number of extractions performed on children in England rises by almost 20% in 5 years

Number of extractions performed on children in England rises by almost 20% in 5 years

The number of children undergoing extraction procedures in England has risen by 18 percent in the last five years, new figures confirm. According to the Local Government Association (LGA), 45,077 extractions were performed on children in England last year. This represents an increase of almost 20% since 2012. The cost of extractions to the NHS […]


Children are missing out on dental care due to dental phobia, dental law firm suggests

Children are missing out on dental care due to dental phobia, dental law firm suggests

A dental law firm has suggested that children in the UK are missing out on dental care as a result of dental phobia. The Dental Law Partnership believes that children are missing dental appointments as a result of anxiety and fear. The most recent NHS statistics revealed that only 58.7% of children in England attended […]


Dental health a major concern in Slough, as rates of childhood decay soar

Dental health a major concern in Slough, as rates of childhood decay soar

Dental health has been identified as a major concern in Slough after figures revealed that the number of children with oral health problems is almost double the national average. Recently, the council met to discuss the most recent statistics, which show that children in the town have worse oral health than in most other parts […]


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 […]