Archive for the ‘Children’s Dentistry’ Category

Dental crisis deepens in Gwynedd, as parents struggle to find NHS places for children

Dental crisis deepens in Gwynedd, as parents struggle to find NHS places for children

A major shortage of dentists is taking its toll on patients in Gwynedd, with practices now having to turn away children, as well as adults. A report compiled by the British Dental Association revealed that none of the six NHS practices in Arfon are taking on any new patients. Access issues have been a concern […]


Dentists praise Chrissie Teigen after model is criticised for taking her daughter for her first dental appointment at the age of 3

Dentists praise Chrissie Teigen after model is criticised for taking her daughter for her first dental appointment at the age of 3

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry has stepped in to defend model, Chrissie Teigen, after she was heavily criticised for taking her daughter, Luna, for her first dental appointment at the age of 3. Chrissie, who is known for her witty comments and funny reposts on social media, recently posted a video of Luna sitting […]


A third of Fife children still have tooth decay, despite major improvements

A third of Fife children still have tooth decay, despite major improvements

There have been major improvements in standards of oral health among Fife’s children in the last decade, but the latest statistics suggest that there is still a long way to go. Since the Childsmile initiative was introduced in 2006, rates of tooth decay have fallen significantly, but figures show that almost a third of children […]


Tooth fairies spread smiles in Rochdale

Tooth fairies spread smiles in Rochdale

A group of dental nurses, who dressed up as tooth fairies to visit local children, have been spreading smiles in Rochdale. The tooth fairies, dental nurses based in the borough, have been visiting children’s centres, nurseries and groups run by childminders to talk to children about oral hygiene and looking after their teeth and gums. […]


New report urges London schools to avoid sugary lunches

New report urges London schools to avoid sugary lunches

A report has urged schools in London to scrap sugary lunches. Currently, guidelines published by the Department for Education permit schools to serve desserts and puddings at lunchtime, but the London Assembly has called for change. A report, which was compiled by the assembly’s Health Committee, suggested that schools in the city should follow the […]


New study reveals just 3% of children visit the dentist before their 1st birthday

New study reveals just 3% of children visit the dentist before their 1st birthday

A new study has revealed that just 3% of children visit the dentist before their 1st birthday in England. Research undertaken by teams at the University of Birmingham, the University of Edinburgh and Public Health England also suggested that only 12% of children visited the dentist by the age of 2. Researchers also found that […]


Rates of tooth extraction highest among Ipswich children in the East of England

Rates of tooth extraction highest among Ipswich children in the East of England

Children from Ipswich are more likely to need teeth extracting than those living in other parts of the East of England, new research has revealed. New data shows that rates of tooth extraction in the town are the highest in the region. Figures from Public Health England suggest that 238 extractions were carried out in […]


Fears for Portsmouth children, as dental check-up attendance rate drops

Fears for Portsmouth children, as dental check-up attendance rate drops

Health experts in Portsmouth have expressed fears for children, as new figures suggest that the number of youngsters attending dental appointments has fallen. Recent statistics from Public Health England showed that only 55.3% of children in Portsmouth visited a dentist last year. This is a decrease on the previous year, and a lower figure than […]


New survey shows Tooth Fairy payments have fallen

New survey shows Tooth Fairy payments have fallen

A new survey has revealed that the average payment from the Tooth Fairy has fallen. A poll conducted by cosmetic dental brand, Your Smile Direct, showed that nationally, there has been a decrease of 10% in the last 3 years, with the average payment per tooth falling from £2.10 to £1.90. More than a quarter […]


Temple City dentist shows off the results of child-friendly Hello Kitty makeover

Temple City dentist shows off the results of child-friendly Hello Kitty makeover

A dentist in Temple City, California, is showing off the results of a child-friendly Hello Kitty makeover. Parklane Dental has teamed with up the makers of Hello Kitty, Sanrio, to create the USA’s first Hello Kitty themed dental office. The bright, inviting clinic also boasts a host of other well-known Sanrio characters, including My Melody, […]