Posts Tagged ‘Tooth decay’

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 […]


Public health expert brands childhood decay a “disease of poverty” in New Zealand

Public health expert brands childhood decay a “disease of poverty” in New Zealand

A public health expert in New Zealand has branded childhood decay a “disease of poverty.” Dr Rob Beaglehole, co-author of a recent report focused on the consequences of childhood decay, said that it is clear that poorer children have a much higher risk of developing decay than kids from more affluent areas. The report, which […]


US scientists develop new painless treatment for dental cavities

US scientists develop new painless treatment for dental cavities

Scientists in the US have developed a new treatment, which could put an end to painful trips to the dentist. Researchers from the University of Washington have come up with a new formula, which is inspired by the way proteins in the body function, to repair damaged enamel. Using peptides derived from amelogenin, which is […]


New study reveals brushing alone cannot prevent enamel erosion

New study reveals brushing alone cannot prevent enamel erosion

A new study has revealed that brushing alone cannot prevent enamel erosion. Researchers trialled nine fluoridated toothpastes, which are available to buy in Europe, as part of an investigation into enamel loss. After analysing the different types of toothpaste, the research team, which was made up of Brazilian and Swiss scientists, concluded that using toothpaste […]


New figures released by Public Health England highlight stark regional differences in oral health standards

New figures released by Public Health England highlight stark regional differences in oral health standards

New figures released by Public Health England have highlighted stark regional differences in standards of oral health among children. New data from the government shows that children in some areas are up to 120 times more likely to be hospitalised for dental treatment than others. In Rotherham, for example, 1,143 in every 100,000 children under […]


Dental survey findings leave Australian doctors in shock

Dental survey findings leave Australian doctors in shock

The findings of a dental survey have left doctors in Australia in shock. A poll conducted by the Royal Children’s Hospital revealed that a third of children have a filling by the time they start school and only two-thirds of children brush their teeth twice a day. Dr Anthea Rhodes, lead researcher, said that decay […]