Archive for the ‘Children’s Dentistry’ Category

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, […]


Rochdale children to benefit from new £1.5 million dental initiative

Rochdale children to benefit from new £1.5 million dental initiative

Children in Rochdale are set to benefit from a new £1.5 million dental initiative after the area was selected to participate in Greater Manchester’s new Healthy Heroes programme. The scheme has been set up to target areas worst affected by childhood decay and obesity. Rochdale is one of four areas in the county set to […]


Doncaster takes the unenviable title of England’s worst town for childhood dental decay

Doncaster takes the unenviable title of England’s worst town for childhood dental decay

Doncaster has been named as England’s worst place for childhood dental decay. Recent figures show that extraction rates are five times higher than the national average in the South Yorkshire town. Statistics suggest that more than 90% of dental extractions carried out in English hospitals are due to extensive decay, despite the fact that the […]


Bolton dentist shares tips to help parents tackle dental anxiety in children

Bolton dentist shares tips to help parents tackle dental anxiety in children

A dentist from Bolton has shared tips to help parents tackle dental anxiety in young children. Dr Richard Ho, from Synergy Dental Clinics, is urging parents who have nervous children to try and get them used to going to the dentist from an early age and to try and create positive associations with having a […]


Bloxham dental practice hosts fun day for local children

Bloxham dental practice hosts fun day for local children

Some children fear going to the dentist, but more than 100 kids thoroughly enjoyed themselves at a dental fun day in Bloxham recently. To encourage children to feel more confident and comfortable when a dental appointment looms, the team at Bloxham Dental organised a dental day. Offering a programme packed with activities and competitions to […]


60% of young children didn’t see a dentist last year

60% of young children didn’t see a dentist last year

New research suggests that 60% of children aged 4 and under didn’t see a dentist last year. Analysis of NHS Digital data, which was performed by the Royal College of Surgeons, also revealed that 40% of children aged over four went without a dental check in 2018. Dental decay, which is preventable in the vast […]