Posts Tagged ‘Obesity’

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 study links obesity with an increased risk of dental problems

New study links obesity with an increased risk of dental problems

A new study suggests that being overweight can increase your risk of dental health problems. The study, which has been published in the Oral Diseases journal, claims that people who have a BMI (body mass index) in the overweight range are more likely to suffer from periodontitis than those in the normal range. The risk […]


24-stone dental patient claims he has been refused treatment

24-stone dental patient claims he has been refused treatment

A patient who weighs 24 stone has claimed that he has been refused dental treatment. Andy Chaplin, from Dudley, was advised to lose weight after tipping the scales at 34 stone, but even after losing 10 stone, he has been unable to have dental treatment. Dentists in Birmingham have suggested that he is too heavy […]


Obesity Can Affect Orthodontic Treatment, Dental Researchers Claim

Obesity Can Affect Orthodontic Treatment, Dental Researchers Claim

Dental researchers at King’s College London have sensationally claimed that obesity could increase the movement of teeth. In a report published in the Journal of Dental Research, Dr HF Saloom of the Dental Institute of King’s College, London revealed that when measuring the difference between the progressions of tooth movement during orthodontic treatment that the […]


High Levels Of Tooth Decay And Obesity Among Camden Schoolchildren

High Levels Of Tooth Decay And Obesity Among Camden Schoolchildren

Figures from a report released last week that children from Camden have high levels of obesity, tooth decay and smoking. According to the Camden Council report a quarter of pupils aged 12-15 admitted smoking regularly or occasionally. A spokesperson from the council claimed that rates of tooth decay and obesity are closely linked with levels […]


Dental Charity Urges Public To Watch What They Eat After Survey Flags Up Poor Dietary Habits

Dental Charity Urges Public To Watch What They Eat After Survey Flags Up Poor Dietary Habits

Britain’s leading dental charity, the British Dental Health Foundation, has urged people to watch what they eat after a survey revealed that most people don’t give their teeth a thought when doing their weekly shop. The survey found that almost three quarters of participants did not give their oral health any thought when planning meals […]


Scottish Health Board Spends £26,000 On Dental Chair For Obese Patients

Scottish Health Board Spends £26,000 On Dental Chair For Obese Patients

NHS Fife has spent £26,000 on a dental chair for obese patients. The move comes in response to a growing number of obese patients in the area. Bariatric chairs are designed to provide comfort for patients who are too large or heavy to fit in standard dental chairs. NHS Fife has now spent £42,000 on […]


British Dental Health Foundation Welcomes New Food Labelling System

British Dental Health Foundation Welcomes New Food Labelling System

The UK’s leading dental charity, the British Dental Health Foundation, has welcomed a new food labelling system, which uses a traffic light code to inform people about the nutritional content of their meals and snacks. Public health minister, Anna Soubry, announced yesterday that a voluntary system of traffic light coding would be introduced to help […]


UK Dentists Forced To Invest In New Chairs To Accommodate Obese Patients

UK Dentists Forced To Invest In New Chairs To Accommodate Obese Patients

A growing number of UK dentists are investing in new dental chairs to cope with Britain’s obesity crisis. Figures show that sales of Barico bariatric chairs, which accommodate patients weighing up to 71 stone, are increasing year on year, as obesity rates increase in the UK. Standard chairs can usually only support between 22 and […]


Doctors Call For Junk Food Advertising Ban – On Top Of Soft Drink Tax

Doctors Call For Junk Food Advertising Ban – On Top Of Soft Drink Tax

Doctors are calling for drastic action to be taken in order to tackle rates of obesity in the UK as the NHS comes under increased pressure and deaths from obesity-related illnesses increase. In the last couple of weeks a campaign by Sustain has hit the headlines. The campaign, backed by more than 60 public health […]