Archive for the ‘Children’s Dentistry’ Category

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 […]


Councillors raise concerns, as more than 170 children under 4 had teeth extracted in hospital in York in 2018

Councillors raise concerns, as more than 170 children under 4 had teeth extracted in hospital in York in 2018

Councillors in York have raised concerns over children’s dental health services, as figures revealed that 177 children aged under 4 underwent extraction in hospital in the city last year. The rate is higher than the national average, and one of the council’s public health experts has questioned whether this is due to the fact that […]


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 […]