Archive for the ‘Children’s Dentistry’ Category

Teenage patient raises concerns over access to orthodontic treatment in Wales after waiting over 6 years for braces

Teenage patient raises concerns over access to orthodontic treatment in Wales after waiting over 6 years for braces

A desperate dental patient from Llanbadarn, Wales, has contacted the BBC after waiting over six years for orthodontic treatment.  Thomas Kendell was 12 years old when he was told he needed braces, but more than six years later, he still hasn’t started treatment. Preparing to start university, Thomas is now desperate to get the treatment […]


Children’s oral health continues to improve in Scotland

Children’s oral health continues to improve in Scotland

New figures have revealed that the proportion of children free from signs of dental decay in Scotland has hit a record high.  The latest statistics from NHS Scotland suggest that 80% of children in P7 had no visible signs of decay in their adult teeth. The 2019 figure represents a significant increase from 53% in […]


Grantham dentist teaches local children to brush up on oral hygiene

Grantham dentist teaches local children to brush up on oral hygiene

Children at a nursery in Grantham received a visit from the dentist recently. Staff from Malting Dental Practice took a trip to Puddleducks Preschool and Nursery to teach children about brushing their teeth and eating well. The visit was designed to be both fun and educational, and the kids had a great time pretending to […]


New figures show half of Black Country children haven’t been to the dentist for at least a year

New figures show half of Black Country children haven’t been to the dentist for at least a year

New figures have revealed that almost half of children in the Black Country haven’t been to the dentist in the last year.  Statistics released by NHS Digital suggest that just over 50% of children in the region have seen a dentist in the last 12 months, despite dentists recommending routine checks every 6 months. The […]


Derbyshire dentist supports calls for schools to go sugar-free

Derbyshire dentist supports calls for schools to go sugar-free

A Derbyshire dentist is lending his support to rallying calls from the Faculty of Dental Surgery. The FDS recently urged the government to encourage schools to go sugar-free in a bid to reduce the number of children suffering from tooth decay. Matthew Lamb, from Glendair Dental Practice in Alfreton, said that he and his team […]


Public Health England stats highlight the gravity of the decay crisis, as more than a quarter of Birmingham kids have decayed teeth

Public Health England stats highlight the gravity of the decay crisis, as more than a quarter of Birmingham kids have decayed teeth

New statistics have highlighted the gravity of the dental health crisis among children in England, as new figures from Public Health England reveal that over a quarter of 5-year-olds in Birmingham have at least one rotten, filled or missing tooth.  Statistics show that 26.7 of the city’s children have signs of decay. This is higher […]


Dental experts urge schools to go sugar-free to stem alarming rates of decay

Dental experts urge schools to go sugar-free to stem alarming rates of decay

Dental experts are calling for schools to go sugar-free in a bid to tackle rising rates of childhood decay. The Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons is appealing to the government in England to encourage schools across the country to adopt healthy eating policies and reduce sugar consumption. Dental decay is […]


New study suggests increased vitamin D intake during pregnancy can improve children’s dental health

New study suggests increased vitamin D intake during pregnancy can improve children’s dental health

A new study has revealed that increasing the intake of vitamin D during pregnancy can benefit children’s dental health.  Researchers in Denmark found that mothers who were given high doses of vitamin D during their pregnancies were more likely to have children with healthy teeth later in life. In 2009, the group of researchers started […]


Indian dentists remove over 500 teeth from the mouth of a 7-year-old boy

Indian dentists remove over 500 teeth from the mouth of a 7-year-old boy

Dentists in India have removed more than 500 teeth from the mouth of a 7-year-old boy. The boy, who had suffered pain and swelling for years, underwent surgery in Chennai. The procedure involved extracting a sac that contained a total of 526 teeth, which had formed as part of a tumour in the jawbone. The […]


Wantage dental hygienist visits schools to teach children how to keep their smiles sparkling

Wantage dental hygienist visits schools to teach children how to keep their smiles sparkling

A dental hygienist from Wantage has paid local schools and nurseries a visit to teach children how to keep their smiles in check. Fiona Stovold, from Portway Dental Care, has visited a series of local schools and youth and children’s groups to talk to children about healthy eating, the dangers of eating too much sugar […]