Posts Tagged ‘Tooth decay’

Newcastle MP warns that poor access to dental care is increasing pressure on hospitals

Newcastle MP warns that poor access to dental care is increasing pressure on hospitals

The MP for Newcastle Central, Chi Onwurah, has warned that poor access to dental services in the city is increasing pressure on local hospitals and Accident and Emergency departments. According to Newcastle’s MP, seven people in the constituency are going to hospital for dental treatment every day as a result of not being able to […]


New children’s dental health campaign launches in Ipswich

New children’s dental health campaign launches in Ipswich

A new children’s dental health campaign has launched in Ipswich. The Mayor of Ipswich was joined by council members and dental professionals at Cliff Lane Primary School for the launch of a brand new scheme, which is designed to bring rates of decay down. The pilot project, which is part of the Keep Suffolk Smiling […]


Health experts in New Zealand raise concerns as number of children with severe dental issues rises

Health experts in New Zealand raise concerns as number of children with severe dental issues rises

New Zealand health experts have raised concerns as statistics show that the number of children with severe dental issues has risen. Although research suggests that children generally have better oral health than they did a decade ago, the number of young children with serious dental issues has increased. Dentists are worried that more and more […]


New report shows more children in Dundee have tooth decay

New report shows more children in Dundee have tooth decay

A new report suggests that the proportion of children in Dundee who have tooth decay has increased. New figures show that fewer children are free from tooth decay now compared to 2 years ago. Statistics from the National Dental Inspection Programme revealed that there has been a decrease of more than 10% in the number […]


More than a quarter of Birmingham children have decayed teeth

More than a quarter of Birmingham children have decayed teeth

A new study has revealed that more than a quarter of children in Birmingham have decayed teeth. Research conducted by the Nuffield Trust shows that rates of decay are significantly higher in the West Midlands city than in other parts of the country, most notably the South West and South East with the exception of […]


Dentists share concerns over enamel loss in young patients

Dentists share concerns over enamel loss in young patients

Dentists are worried about the increasingly common issue of enamel loss in young patients. Dr Rupert Austin, from King’s College Dental Institute, said that there has been a significant increase in the proportion of young people with ‘zero enamel’ in at least one part of their teeth in the last two decades. According to Dr […]


Blackpool to receive additional funding in bid to crack down on rising rates of childhood decay

Blackpool to receive additional funding in bid to crack down on rising rates of childhood decay

Representatives from Public Health England have confirmed that Blackpool will receive additional funding as part of a scheme to crack down on rising rates of childhood decay. Blackpool has been earmarked as one of 13 ‘high risk’ areas by the body. The aim of the new programme is to encourage parents to ensure that their […]


A Injection is Being Developed To Prevent Tooth Decay

A Injection is Being Developed To Prevent Tooth Decay

Scientists from the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China are working on a vaccination that could prevent future tooth decay, offering some hope to preventing or reversing dental caries. The team that created it note that the vaccine is years away from clinical tests, but dental expects are looking forward to the treatment as a […]


Belfast researchers claim aspirin could help to regenerate the teeth and prevent severe decay

Belfast researchers claim aspirin could help to regenerate the teeth and prevent severe decay

Researchers in Belfast claim that aspirin could help to aid tooth regeneration, reducing the chances of decay becoming more severe. Researchers at Queen’s University have discovered that aspirin stimulates stem cells, which contributes to tooth regeneration and reduces the need for fillings. Tooth decay is one of the most common preventable illnesses in the UK. […]


Welsh health board launches new children’s dental initiative as figures confirm decay is the leading cause of hospitalisation

Welsh health board launches new children’s dental initiative as figures confirm decay is the leading cause of hospitalisation

A Welsh health board has launched a new children’s dental initiative as figures confirm decay is the leading cause of hospitalisation among children in the region. Representatives from Cwm Taf University Health Board are hoping that the Baby Teeth Do Matter campaign will lead to a reduction in the number of children requiring hospital treatment. […]