Archive for the ‘Children’s Dentistry’ Category

Study highlights high sugar content of ready-made infant foods

Study highlights high sugar content of ready-made infant foods

A new study has highlighted the prevalence of high-sugar infant foods.  Researchers found that many ready-made foods and snacks for babies contain an alarming amount of sugar. The baby food industry is growing, and the number of snack products available for parents has increased from 42 in 2013 to 185 in 2019. Despite the diversification […]


New survey reveals 1 in 8 children have nightmares about their teeth

New survey reveals 1 in 8 children have nightmares about their teeth

A new survey conducted by the Oral Health Foundation has revealed that 1 in 8 children have nightmares about their teeth. The poll, which involved 1,500 parents in the UK, suggests that children are up to ten times more likely to have nightmares about their dental health than adults. Bad dreams are particularly common among […]


The British Society of Paediatric Dentistry launches new videos to help kids keep their smiles in check

The British Society of Paediatric Dentistry launches new videos to help kids keep their smiles in check

The British Society of Paediatric Dentistry (BSPD) has launched a series of new videos to help children keep their smiles in check. At a time when dental practices are closed and routine check-ups for kids have been put on hold, the BSPD is keen to encourage parents and children to keep a close eye on […]


Standards of oral health are deteriorating among Peterborough’s children

Standards of oral health are deteriorating among Peterborough’s children

New statistics show that standards of oral health are deteriorating among children in Peterborough. A survey carried out by Public Health England showed that 38% of 5-year-old children in the town had signs of dental decay in 2018/2019. The poll involved a group of 224 children. The number of 5-year-olds in Peterborough is approximately 3,350, […]


Peterborough dental practice hosts open day for local children

Peterborough dental practice hosts open day for local children

Members of staff at a dental practice near Peterborough invited local children to visit the surgery and learn all about oral hygiene recently. The open day was part of an ongoing community project run by Bupa Dental Care in Herlington. On the day, children were invited to take part in fun activities, including a colouring […]


Slough dental practices host free fun days for children

Slough dental practices host free fun days for children

A group of dental practices in Slough invited local children to take part in a fun-filled open day earlier this week to celebrate half-term. Starting Well, which operates a chain of practices in and around Slough, invited children under 5 and their parents to take a look around and participate in fun, educational activities on […]


US dentists urge parents to book dental appointments in National Children’s Dental Health Month

US dentists urge parents to book dental appointments in National Children’s Dental Health Month

Dentists in the US are urging parents to make appointments for their children to mark National Children’s Dental Health Month. The annual campaign, which is celebrated by dental professionals all over the country, is designed to raise awareness of the importance of good oral health and encourage parents to ensure their children see a dentist […]


Study suggests 10% of children can’t brush their teeth by the time they leave primary school

Study suggests 10% of children can’t brush their teeth by the time they leave primary school

A shocking study has suggested that 10% of children cannot brush their own teeth by the time they leave primary school. Research conducted by Tic Watches found that 1 in 10 kids are unable to clean their teeth without help when they leave primary school. The company surveyed 500 parents with some rather alarming results. […]


Experts praise ‘Starting Well’ children’s dental health initiative

Experts praise ‘Starting Well’ children’s dental health initiative

Experts have praised a new children’s dental health initiative. The ‘Starting Well’ campaign was launched by the NHS and is closely linked to the ‘Dental Check by One’ campaign, which was developed by the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry and the Chief Dental Officer two years ago. Dr Robin Mills, an NHS consultant in paediatric […]


New study suggests fillings may not be the best option to treat childhood decay

New study suggests fillings may not be the best option to treat childhood decay

A new study claims that fillings may not be the best option to treat children with tooth decay. A three-year research project, known as the FiCTION Study, found no evidence to suggest that fillings were any more effective than alternative treatment options. Examples included sealing decay into the teeth and using preventative, rather than curative […]