Posts Tagged ‘Oral Health’

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 […]


Toothache epidemic is contributing to an increase in paracetamol overdoses

Toothache epidemic is contributing to an increase in paracetamol overdoses

An epidemic of toothache is contributing to an increase in paracetamol overdoses, a new study has suggested. The study claims that taking paracetamol for toothache lead to more than 150 overdoses at a single hospital in England. Figures show that more than a third of the 436 overdoses recorded at Queen’s Medical Centre A&E, Nottingham, […]


US study links tooth loss to higher heart disease risk

US study links tooth loss to higher heart disease risk

A study conducted in the US has linked tooth loss in middle age to an elevated risk of developing heart disease. Dr Lu Qi, from Tulane University, New Orleans, explained that the findings demonstrated a link between losing at least two teeth in middle age and facing a higher risk of heart disease. The assertion […]


Dental charity calls for age-restricted fizzy drinks sales to prevent childhood decay

Dental charity calls for age-restricted fizzy drinks sales to prevent childhood decay

A dental charity has called for age-restricted sales to be introduced on fizzy drinks. Representatives from the Dental Wellness Trust are supporting an age limit on sugary drinks in a bid to reduce rates of child obesity and dental decay. The Dental Wellness Trust, an NGO, which focuses on promoting good oral hygiene in the […]


New sugar tax comes into play in the UK

New sugar tax comes into play in the UK

A tax on sugary drinks has come into force across the UK. As of Friday 6th April 2018, prices on certain products will increase in line with a new sugar levy, which is designed to tackle rising rates of obesity and dental health issues. The government revealed plans to introduce the tax in 2017 and […]


Australian holistic dentist shares tips for better oral health

Australian holistic dentist shares tips for better oral health

A holistic dentist has shared his tips for better oral health. If you’ve indulged over the Easter weekend, there’s no better time to give your teeth and gums a little TLC. Holistic dentist, Dr Lewis Ehrlich, believes that there are several simple changes you can make to your daily routine, your diet and your lifestyle […]


Ipswich dentist to travel to Nepal on charity mission

Ipswich dentist to travel to Nepal on charity mission

A dentist based in Ipswich is preparing to travel to Nepal to embark on a charity mission. Junior dentist at Ipswich Hospital, Priyasma Gauchan, will visit Lo Manthang as part of a project organised by the Smiles Across Nepal charity. Ms Gauchan, who is from Colchester, will be part of a team of volunteers, which […]


Bradford newspaper launches ‘Stop the Rot’ dental campaign

Bradford newspaper launches ‘Stop the Rot’ dental campaign

A Bradford newspaper has launched a new dental campaign to try and reduce the rate of local children suffering from preventable decay. The Stop the Rot campaign has been backed by local dentists and Bradford South MP, Judith Cummins. Rates of childhood decay in Bradford are among the highest in the UK, and health watchdogs […]