Posts Tagged ‘Tooth decay’

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 […]


Italians blame negative dental headlines for fall in Prosecco sales

Italians blame negative dental headlines for fall in Prosecco sales

The largest Italian farming association, Coldiretti, has blamed uncertainty surrounding Brexit and negative headlines linked to dental health for a fall in prosecco sales. Exports of Italian prosecco have dropped for the first time in ten years, according to the latest sales figures. New statistics show that exports have fallen by 7 percent in the […]


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, […]


Standards of oral health improve in Surrey, as rates of childhood decay fall

Standards of oral health improve in Surrey, as rates of childhood decay fall

Standards of oral health are improving in Surrey, according to recent research conducted by Public Health England. The latest statistics show that 13 percent of children in the county have signs of decay. This is more than 10 percent lower than the national average. The latest figure for childhood decay also represents a decrease of […]


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 […]


NHS head raises concerns over sugar content of popular breakfast cereals

NHS head raises concerns over sugar content of popular breakfast cereals

Image Editorial credit: Slow Walker / Shutterstock.com The head of the NHS has raised concerns over the sugar content of popular breakfast cereals, which are marketed with children in mind. Simon Stevens claims that sugary cereals should be treated in the same way as fizzy drinks, as the NHS tries to tackle rising rates of […]


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 […]


Dental neglect a cause for real concern, as over a third of Irish dentists see cases on a daily basis

Dental neglect a cause for real concern, as over a third of Irish dentists see cases on a daily basis

Dental neglect is a cause for real concern in Ireland, it has been revealed. As more than a third of dentists employed by the Health Service Executive admit to seeing cases of child neglect on a daily basis, dental associations are keen for more to be done to tackle neglect and to banish preventable dental […]


A fifth of children in Northumberland have decay, new figures confirm

A fifth of children in Northumberland have decay, new figures confirm

A fifth of children in Northumberland have tooth decay, according to figures from Public Health England. Research conducted by the health body revealed that more than 20 percent of children starting school in the county suffer from decay. Statistics were provided based on a survey of 1,660 5-year-olds in the region as part of a […]


New study claims parents are putting their children’s health at risk due to a lack of dental knowledge

New study claims parents are putting their children’s health at risk due to a lack of dental knowledge

A new study conducted by dental chain, mydentist,claims that parents in the UK are putting their children’s health at risk due to a lack of dental knowledge. The study, which involved around 1,000 British parents, revealed that a quarter of participants didn’t think that cavities in the baby teeth were a problem and many admitted […]