Posts Tagged ‘Oral Health’

Government advisers confirm expansion of HPV vaccination programme to include boys

Government advisers confirm expansion of HPV vaccination programme to include boys

Government advisers have confirmed a planned expansion of the current HPV vaccination programme to protect boys, as well as girls. Currently, teenage girls are vaccinated to protect against cervical cancer, but under new guidelines, the HPV vaccine will be available to boys. Advisers had previously rejected calls from doctors, dentists and health campaigners, with a […]


British Heart Foundation shares new video to teach people about the link between gum disease and heart disease

British Heart Foundation shares new video to teach people about the link between gum disease and heart disease

The British Heart Foundation has shared a new video to educate people about the link between gum disease and heart disease. The animation, which appears on the charity’s website, is designed to show people how gum disease can impact heart health. Many people know about risk factors, such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol, […]


New study links gum disease to an increased risk of erectile dysfunction in men

New study links gum disease to an increased risk of erectile dysfunction in men

New research suggests that men who suffer from gum disease are at greater risk of erectile dysfunction. Scientists from the University of Granada have revealed that men who have gum disease are twice as likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction than those with healthy gums. In a study, which is the first to involve European […]


The British Dental Association urges health ministers to invest in preventative measures

The British Dental Association urges health ministers to invest in preventative measures

The British Dental Association has urged health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, to invest in prevention in a bid to reduce the prevalence of tooth decay in the UK. In an open letter to Mr Hunt, the association claims that for every £1 invested in preventative measures, the NHS could save £3. The letter appeals for information […]


Copeland schoolchildren shine in dental video for new national campaign

Copeland schoolchildren shine in dental video for new national campaign

Children from Copeland are set to become national stars after featuring in a dental video, which will form part of a new oral health campaign. Key Stage 2 children at Thornhill Primary School featured in a short film, which will form part of a new programme designed to encourage better oral health habits across the […]


Australians are skipping dental checks due to cost, survey shows

Australians are skipping dental checks due to cost, survey shows

A new survey has revealed that a large proportion of Australians are missing regular dental checks due to cost. The poll, which was conducted by Finder.com.au, involved more than 2,000 people. The findings of the survey suggest that around 12.6 million people have avoided going to the dentist, with over 40% citing cost as the […]


Dental bodies launch new appeal for HPV vaccination for boys

Dental bodies launch new appeal for HPV vaccination for boys

A group of the UK’s leading dental bodies has launched a fresh appeal to make the HPV vaccination available to boys, as well as girls. The British Dental Association, the Faculty of Dental Surgery and the Faculty of General Dental Practice at the Royal College of Surgeons have written a joint appeal to the Department […]


How your smile provides an insight into your risk of developing heart disease

How your smile provides an insight into your risk of developing heart disease

Heart disease is one of the world’s most potent killers. Many people are aware that being overweight, smoking and drinking can increase your risk of developing heart disease, but did you know that your smile can provide a valuable insight into your risk of experiencing cardiovascular problems? Research suggests that people who have poor oral […]


Community members to meet with dental officials to discuss services in Nairn

Community members to meet with dental officials to discuss services in Nairn

Members of the community are set to meet with dental officials to discuss the provision of dental care in Nairn. Following repeated calls for discussions to take place over the last few months, a meeting has now been scheduled for June. Residents have raised concerns over a lack of access to NHS dental care in […]


Homeless people in Wales forced to pull out their own teeth amid emergency dental care access crisis

Homeless people in Wales forced to pull out their own teeth amid emergency dental care access crisis

A patient watchdog has suggested that homeless people in parts of Wales are extracting their own teeth as a result of being unable to access emergency dental care services. The community health council claims that very few homeless people in the Swansea area have access to dental care and added that severe dental issues are […]