Posts Tagged ‘Children’s dental health’

New Zealand Dental Association calls for urgent improvements to school dental services

New Zealand Dental Association calls for urgent improvements to school dental services

The head of the New Zealand Dental Association has called for urgent improvements to be made to school dental services. Talking at the annual conference recently, the president of the association, Dr Bill O’Connor, said that the current school system was failing children and leaving them vulnerable to disease. According to the organisation, there are […]


Mobberley dentist to host superhero event to encourage kids to look after their teeth

Mobberley dentist to host superhero event to encourage kids to look after their teeth

A Mobberley dentist is making a superhuman effort to educate children in the local area about the importance of good oral health. Dr Greg Paysden, from Love the Dentist on Town Lane, is preparing to host a superhero-themed event to encourage kids to take good care of their smiles. The Children’s Superhero Open Day will […]


Child dental registration rates remain a concern in West Dunbartonshire, despite recent improvements

Child dental registration rates remain a concern in West Dunbartonshire, despite recent improvements

The proportion of children registered with a dentist in West Dunbartonshire remains below the national average, despite improvements in recent years. The latest figures show that uptake increased from 40.8% in 2014 to 46.8% in September 2017, but the number of children on a dental register is still below the national average and far lower […]


Dorset dentists worried as NHS figures show 40% of children didn’t visit a dentist last year

Dorset dentists worried as NHS figures show 40% of children didn’t visit a dentist last year

Dentists in Dorset are worried about the state of children’s teeth after it emerged that 40% of the county’s children didn’t have a dental check-up in 2017. According to figures from NHS Digital, almost 29,000 children in the county didn’t go to the dentist last year. This equates to 39.6% of the child population. Dentists […]


A fifth of children in Northumberland have decay, new figures confirm

A fifth of children in Northumberland have decay, new figures confirm

A fifth of children in Northumberland have tooth decay, according to figures from Public Health England. Research conducted by the health body revealed that more than 20 percent of children starting school in the county suffer from decay. Statistics were provided based on a survey of 1,660 5-year-olds in the region as part of a […]


New study claims parents are putting their children’s health at risk due to a lack of dental knowledge

New study claims parents are putting their children’s health at risk due to a lack of dental knowledge

A new study conducted by dental chain, mydentist,claims that parents in the UK are putting their children’s health at risk due to a lack of dental knowledge. The study, which involved around 1,000 British parents, revealed that a quarter of participants didn’t think that cavities in the baby teeth were a problem and many admitted […]


Public health expert brands childhood decay a “disease of poverty” in New Zealand

Public health expert brands childhood decay a “disease of poverty” in New Zealand

A public health expert in New Zealand has branded childhood decay a “disease of poverty.” Dr Rob Beaglehole, co-author of a recent report focused on the consequences of childhood decay, said that it is clear that poorer children have a much higher risk of developing decay than kids from more affluent areas. The report, which […]


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 […]


Dental survey findings leave Australian doctors in shock

Dental survey findings leave Australian doctors in shock

The findings of a dental survey have left doctors in Australia in shock. A poll conducted by the Royal Children’s Hospital revealed that a third of children have a filling by the time they start school and only two-thirds of children brush their teeth twice a day. Dr Anthea Rhodes, lead researcher, said that decay […]


Almost half of Lewisham children didn’t see a dentist last year, NHS figures confirm

Almost half of Lewisham children didn’t see a dentist last year, NHS figures confirm

Almost 50 percent of children in Lewisham didn’t see a dentist last year, according to new figures from NHS Digital. Health experts recommend 6-monthly check-ups for children, but the latest statistics from the NHS revealed that only 54 percent of children in Lewisham saw a dentist last year. Figure show that 31,425 children didn’t go […]