Posts Tagged ‘Dental health’

Hundreds turn out for free medical and dental clinic in Florida

Hundreds turn out for free medical and dental clinic in Florida

Hundreds of people turned out for a free medical and dental clinic in Florida over the weekend of the 11th and 12th November. Remote Area Medical, one of the USA’s largest suppliers of free health clinics, set up shop at Manatee Technical Institute in Bradenton. The aim of the clinic was to provide people who […]


Oxford City Council reveals new plans to reduce sugar consumption

Oxford City Council reveals new plans to reduce sugar consumption

Oxford City Council has revealed plans to become ‘Sugar Smart’ in association with the Jamie Oliver Foundation, Good Food Oxford and local organisations, which are backing initiatives to reduce sugar consumption in the city. Oxford is following in the footsteps of other ‘Sugar Smart’ cities, such as Bath, Cambridge, Bristol, Glasgow and Brighton. The campaign […]


Swedish researchers claim dentists are secret weapons in the fight against obesity

Swedish researchers claim dentists are secret weapons in the fight against obesity

Researchers in Sweden claim that dentists are potentially powerful secret weapons in the battle against obesity. Researchers from the Sahlgrenska Academy, which is based at the Swedish Institute of Medicine, have suggested that encouraging people to adopt tooth-friendly diets could make a positive difference to their waistlines. Many of the foods that contribute to weight […]


New report highlights regional divide in dental health

New report highlights regional divide in dental health

A new report has highlighted a significant regional divide in standards of dental health in England. The report, which was compiled by the Nuffield Trust, also suggests that there are significant gaps between people from deprived and affluent backgrounds. Despite the fact that there has been an overall improvement in oral health in England, the […]


New figures confirm dental health gap between children from poor and affluent backgrounds in Scotland

New figures confirm dental health gap between children from poor and affluent backgrounds in Scotland

New figures show that there is still a gap in standards of oral health between children from poor and affluent backgrounds in Scotland. Although there have been improvements, rates of decay are still higher in children from less wealthy families. Statistics obtained as part of the National Dental Inspection Programme and published by Information Services […]


Why healthy eating is as important as brushing: Australian dentist shares tooth-friendly nutrition tips

Why healthy eating is as important as brushing: Australian dentist shares tooth-friendly nutrition tips

Have you ever wondered why you end up with cavities even though you’re incredibly diligent with your toothbrush or why people who don’t seem to spend hours flossing have filling-free teeth? If you’re eager to improve your dental health and you’re already doing a top job with your cleaning regime, making changes to your diet […]


California Appeals Court Blocks Law Forcing Soft Drink Adverts to Feature Health Warnings

California Appeals Court Blocks Law Forcing Soft Drink Adverts to Feature Health Warnings

In a victory for the soft drink industry, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in California have blocked a ruling in San Francisco which would have required all advertisements for sugary drinks to feature health warnings. A San Francisco city ordinance originally passed in 2015 required all adverts for sugar sweetened drinks to feature wording […]


Plans submitted to create new dental centre in Cerwen

Plans submitted to create new dental centre in Cerwen

Plans to expand NHS dental services in Cerwen have been submitted to the local health board. Officials are hoping to have proposals to spend £1.5 million creating a permanent dental clinic and improved GP services at Corwen Health Centre approved. If the plans are given the thumbs up by members of Betsi Cadwaladr University Health […]


British Dental Association criticises ‘reckless’ budget cuts in Northern Ireland

British Dental Association criticises ‘reckless’ budget cuts in Northern Ireland

The chair of the British Dental Association in Northern Ireland, Rosyln McMullan, has criticised plans to cut £70 million worth of funding for health services. Ms McMullan, chair of the Northern Ireland Council of the BDA, slammed proposals to cut health budgets and said that the move “smacks of recklessness” given that GP services are […]


Study highlights poor oral health as a major risk factor for malnutrition in older people

Study highlights poor oral health as a major risk factor for malnutrition in older people

A new study has highlighted poor oral health as a major risk factor for malnutrition in older people. Researchers from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine found that poor oral health and a lack of food were major risk factors in older people who suffered from malnutrition. The study focused on people who […]