Posts Tagged ‘children’s oral health’

Norfolk parents raise concerns over access to NHS dental care after statistics reveal more than 70,000 children haven’t seen a dentist in the last year

Norfolk parents raise concerns over access to NHS dental care after statistics reveal more than 70,000 children haven’t seen a dentist in the last year

Norfolk parents have raised concerns over access to NHS dental care in the region after an article was published in the local press claiming that more than 70,000 children hadn’t seen a dentist in the last year. After the story was aired on the radio and published and shared online, a number of parents got […]


Stanley dental practice becomes the first North East clinic to support the Teeth Team initiative

Stanley dental practice becomes the first North East clinic to support the Teeth Team initiative

A dental practice in Stanley has become the first clinic in the North East to support the Teeth Team initiative. The programme is designed to provide children with dental education in schools, and relies on dental professionals swapping the treatment room for the classroom. Honour Health has joined forces with Teeth Team to connect with […]


New figures reveal more than 40% of children didn’t see a dentist last year

New figures reveal more than 40% of children didn’t see a dentist last year

New figures reveal that more than 40 percent of children didn’t see a dentist last year, despite guidelines recommending 6-monthly check-ups. Statistics obtained by NHS Digital show that 41% of children in England aged between 2 and 5 years didn’t go to the dentist last year. Dental experts advise frequent check-ups every 6-12 months for […]


Cornwall Children Eat Five Times as Much Sugar over the Summer Holidays According to Survey

Cornwall Children Eat Five Times as Much Sugar over the Summer Holidays According to Survey

According to a survey of 1000 parents, children in the South-East of England typically eat up to five times as much sugar during the holidays as they do normally, with more sugary drinks and ice cream being primarily to blame. The survey, commissioned by mydentist, found that according to their parents, children from two to […]


Standards of oral health improve in Surrey, as rates of childhood decay fall

Standards of oral health improve in Surrey, as rates of childhood decay fall

Standards of oral health are improving in Surrey, according to recent research conducted by Public Health England. The latest statistics show that 13 percent of children in the county have signs of decay. This is more than 10 percent lower than the national average. The latest figure for childhood decay also represents a decrease of […]


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 […]


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 neglect a cause for real concern, as over a third of Irish dentists see cases on a daily basis

Dental neglect a cause for real concern, as over a third of Irish dentists see cases on a daily basis

Dental neglect is a cause for real concern in Ireland, it has been revealed. As more than a third of dentists employed by the Health Service Executive admit to seeing cases of child neglect on a daily basis, dental associations are keen for more to be done to tackle neglect and to banish preventable dental […]


Honour Health backs national children’s oral health programme, Teeth Team

Honour Health backs national children’s oral health programme, Teeth Team

Honour Health has become the first dental clinic in the North East to support a national children’s oral health programme. Based in Stanley, County Durham, and offering the latest dental and skincare treatments, Honour Health has joined forces with the Teeth Team campaign to try and improve standards of oral health among local children. Teeth […]