Posts Tagged ‘Oral Health’

Number of extractions performed on children in England rises by almost 20% in 5 years

Number of extractions performed on children in England rises by almost 20% in 5 years

The number of children undergoing extraction procedures in England has risen by 18 percent in the last five years, new figures confirm. According to the Local Government Association (LGA), 45,077 extractions were performed on children in England last year. This represents an increase of almost 20% since 2012. The cost of extractions to the NHS […]


King’s College Hospital researchers urge parents and teachers to look out for signs of dental disease

King’s College Hospital researchers urge parents and teachers to look out for signs of dental disease

Researchers and specialists from King’s College Hospital, London, are appealing for teachers and parents to be vigilant in a bid to clamp down on dental disease. Dental decay is currently the leading cause of hospital admissions and surgical treatment under general anaesthetic among children in the UK. Recently, researchers called for health professionals and educators […]


New report reveals alarming rise in mouth cancer cases in the UK

New report reveals alarming rise in mouth cancer cases in the UK

A new report has revealed an alarming rise in the number of cases of mouth cancer diagnosed in the UK. The first ever ‘State of Mouth Cancer Report’, which was published by the Oral Health Foundation in association with Simplyhealth ahead of the launch of Mouth Cancer Action Month, also highlighted a widespread lack of […]


Bradford South MP calls for urgent action on decay crisis

Bradford South MP calls for urgent action on decay crisis

The MP for Bradford South has called for the government to take urgent action to tackle the crisis of childhood decay. Judith Cummins has accused ministers of failing to take urgent action to halt rising rates of decay, after a report compiled by a research team at King’s College London Hospital suggested that 2 out […]


Dental experts believe oral health issues should be viewed as a sign of child neglect

Dental experts believe oral health issues should be viewed as a sign of child neglect

Dental experts believe that oral health issues should be viewed as a sign of child neglect. Researchers at Kings College Hospital, London, said that 2 out of every 5 children who required oral and maxillofacial surgery as a result of severe decay in the last two years were already being monitored by social services. Based […]


New study claims treating gum disease could improve diabetes symptoms

New study claims treating gum disease could improve diabetes symptoms

A new study claims that treating gum disease could improve diabetes symptoms. Research funded by Diabetes UK has found that treating the symptoms of gum disease helps patients who have type 2 diabetes to regulate sugar levels. The study also suggests that treating gum disease could also help to lower the risk of complications related […]


Dental health a major concern in Slough, as rates of childhood decay soar

Dental health a major concern in Slough, as rates of childhood decay soar

Dental health has been identified as a major concern in Slough after figures revealed that the number of children with oral health problems is almost double the national average. Recently, the council met to discuss the most recent statistics, which show that children in the town have worse oral health than in most other parts […]


Lancashire Dentists Called to Help Educate Children on Oral Health

Lancashire Dentists Called to Help Educate Children on Oral Health

Lancashire dentists need to do more to promote oral health among children of the county after shocking figures revealed them to have the worst rate of tooth decay in the country. The results, coming from the Child Oral Health Survey, show an overall improvement in the country, but a distinct gap between local authorities, with […]


Dental firm issues apology over branded beer mats deemed to be sexist

Dental firm issues apology over branded beer mats deemed to be sexist

A dental firm has been forced to issue an apology after receiving criticism for giving out beer mats to students, which were deemed sexist. BrushBox, which is based in Cardiff, received a backlash on social media after providing freshers with beer mats that featured a picture of a female’s mouth accompanied by the caption, “Whether […]


Dentists issue sugar warning, as autumnal drinks hit coffee shop menus

Dentists issue sugar warning, as autumnal drinks hit coffee shop menus

Dentists have once again issued a sugar warning after it was revealed that many popular autumnal drinks, which appear on menus at this time of year, contain more than the recommended daily sugar intake. Researchers discovered that some drinks on offer at chains like Costa and Starbucks contain up to 13 teaspoons of sugar. This […]