Posts Tagged ‘Oral Health’

Half of adults in England skip regular dental appointments

Half of adults in England skip regular dental appointments

New statistics from NHS Digital show that half of adults in England haven’t been to an NHS dentist in the last two years. Figures reveal that 50.7 percent of adults saw an NHS dentist in the last two years, despite the fact that dentists recommend check-ups every 6-24 months. The figures suggest a decrease in […]


US dental experts encourage patients to switch back to fluoride toothpaste, as figures suggest a dramatic increase in the popularity of fluoride-free products

US dental experts encourage patients to switch back to fluoride toothpaste, as figures suggest a dramatic increase in the popularity of fluoride-free products

Dental experts in the US are encouraging patients to switch back to fluoride toothpaste after figures revealed a dramatic increase in the popularity of fluoride-free products. The use of fluoride in toothpaste and the issue of water fluoridation stir up fervent debate in the US. There is a great deal of support for fluoride-free campaigns, […]


New project launched in Bradford to increase availability of dental appointments

New project launched in Bradford to increase availability of dental appointments

A new project, which aims to increase the availability of dental appointments, has been launched in Bradford. According to guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), it is not necessary for all patients to attend 6-monthly dental appointments. However, many patients still have this timeframe in mind when booking dental checks. […]


Survey suggests many of us have replaced 3 meals a day with snacking

Survey suggests many of us have replaced 3 meals a day with snacking

A new survey suggests that many of us have replaced three square meals a day with snacking. New research conducted by Listerine revealed that 29 percent of people admit to eating just one proper meal a day. Snacking has become so popular, that 47 percent of those surveyed said they thought about eating more than […]


Australian dentist highlights the dental damage caused by drinking alcohol

Australian dentist highlights the dental damage caused by drinking alcohol

Most people are aware that drinking can result in headaches and nausea, but have you ever thought about how alcohol affects your smile? Australian dentist, Dr Lewis Ehrlich, recently uploaded a photograph to his Facebook page to highlight the dangers of frequent or binge drinking. Many people are aware that eating sweets and drinking pop […]


Does exercise increase your risk of dental decay?

Does exercise increase your risk of dental decay?

Exercise is often extolled as a natural tonic that boosts mental and physical wellbeing, but a new study has raised questions about its universal health benefits. While being active is proven to reduce the risk of a host of serious illnesses, researchers have discovered that exercise may be linked to a higher risk of tooth […]


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 […]