Posts Tagged ‘children’s oral health’

Lancashire MPs call for urgent action to stop the rot as figures confirm alarming standards of oral health among children

Lancashire MPs call for urgent action to stop the rot as figures confirm alarming standards of oral health among children

MPs in Lancashire are calling for urgent action to stem the rising tide of childhood decay. Members of parliament for Burnley and Blackburn have spoken out after figures revealed that Blackburn has the highest rates of childhood decay in the country. Recent statistics revealed a significant gap in the standards of dental health between the […]


Health experts in New Zealand raise concerns as number of children with severe dental issues rises

Health experts in New Zealand raise concerns as number of children with severe dental issues rises

New Zealand health experts have raised concerns as statistics show that the number of children with severe dental issues has risen. Although research suggests that children generally have better oral health than they did a decade ago, the number of young children with serious dental issues has increased. Dentists are worried that more and more […]


Bradford School Has Restricted Unhealthy Foods and Banned Sugary Drinks in Packed Lunches

Bradford School Has Restricted Unhealthy Foods and Banned Sugary Drinks in Packed Lunches

New healthy eating policies at Shirley Manor Primary Academy in Bradford have restricted desserts, cakes and biscuits in packed lunches, and sugary drinks such as squash, fizzy drinks and flavoured water are outright banned, for their contribution to tooth decay. This is one of the first initiatives that has gone further than the nutritional requirements […]


Dentists Issue Warnings Over Halloween Dental Disasters

Dentists Issue Warnings Over Halloween Dental Disasters

Dentists have issued a warning over the possibility of Halloween dental disasters, as thousands of children up and down the country prepare to go trick or treating. Traditionally, children are treated to sweets and chocolate bars when they knock on the door dressed up as popular Halloween characters, but dentists are encouraging people to be […]


Peterhead School Enjoys Major Oral Health Improvements Following Dental Health Drive

Peterhead School Enjoys Major Oral Health Improvements Following Dental Health Drive

A school in Peterhead has witnessed a major turn-around in standards of oral health following a dental health drive. There has been a decrease of 23 percent in the number of children requiring referral for dental treatment at Peterhead Central Primary. Alison Bruce, the school’s dental health worker, said that initially, language barrier was a […]


Nearly 50 Percent of Britain’s Youngsters Has Tooth Decay

Nearly 50 Percent of Britain’s Youngsters Has Tooth Decay

A recent study has revealed that almost half of Britain’s youngsters have tooth decay. In the most recent national children’s oral health survey since the 2003 Children’s Dental Health Survey, figures show that 46 percent of 8 year olds and a similar proportion of 15 year olds have signs of dental decay. The survey covers […]


Salford Dentists Pay Primary School Children a Visit to Help Them Brush Up on Oral Hygiene

Salford Dentists Pay Primary School Children a Visit to Help Them Brush Up on Oral Hygiene

Members of the dental team from a Salford practice have visited primary school children to teach them about the importance of good oral hygiene and show them to brush their teeth properly. Dentist Miebake Adikibi and dental nurse Julie Lane from Simon Taylor Dental Practice paid the children at Summerville Primary School a visit, to […]


Brooklands Dental Practice Helps Local Children to Battle Decay

Brooklands Dental Practice Helps Local Children to Battle Decay

The dental team from a practice in Brooklands is helping local children and their parents to battle tooth decay. Maple Road Dental Practice established a preventative dentistry unit to educate children and parents about effective ways to keep decay at bay after a House of Commons report, which was released in 2012, showed significant levels […]


Suffolk County Council Launches New Children’s Oral Health Campaign

Suffolk County Council Launches New Children’s Oral Health Campaign

Suffolk County Council has launched a new children’s oral health campaign. The Keep Suffolk Smiling programme aims to encourage good oral health baits from an early age and will hopefully reduce rates of decay among the county’s children in the years to come. This marks the launch of the first county-wide oral health programme in […]


Drop In Dental Decay for Children in Wales

Drop In Dental Decay for Children in Wales

Recent findings from the Designed to Smile programme have shown a 6 percent drop in the amount of five-year-olds experiencing tooth decay in Wales. A recent report has revealed that less children in Wales are suffering with tooth decay, and general levels of dental disease are decreasing. According to the Welsh Government and the University of Cardiff, […]