Archive for the ‘Children’s Dentistry’ Category

A third of Peterborough children missed out on dental visits last year, new figures reveal

A third of Peterborough children missed out on dental visits last year, new figures reveal

New figures published by NHS Digital show that a third of children in Peterborough didn’t see a dentist last year. The statistics revealed that only 63 percent of children had at least one check-up in 2017. Public Health England recommends regular dental checks for children of all ages, and the figures will spark concern among […]


Dental survey findings leave Australian doctors in shock

Dental survey findings leave Australian doctors in shock

The findings of a dental survey have left doctors in Australia in shock. A poll conducted by the Royal Children’s Hospital revealed that a third of children have a filling by the time they start school and only two-thirds of children brush their teeth twice a day. Dr Anthea Rhodes, lead researcher, said that decay […]


Almost half of Lewisham children didn’t see a dentist last year, NHS figures confirm

Almost half of Lewisham children didn’t see a dentist last year, NHS figures confirm

Almost 50 percent of children in Lewisham didn’t see a dentist last year, according to new figures from NHS Digital. Health experts recommend 6-monthly check-ups for children, but the latest statistics from the NHS revealed that only 54 percent of children in Lewisham saw a dentist last year. Figure show that 31,425 children didn’t go […]


New survey shows parents are avoiding taking children with toothache to the dentist

New survey shows parents are avoiding taking children with toothache to the dentist

A new survey has revealed that an alarming number of parents are avoiding taking their child to the dentist when they have dental pain. Research conducted by a team at Queen Mary University London estimates that avoiding dental appointments is costing the NHS £2.3 million per year. According to researchers, parents are failing to take […]


Ilfracombe dentist shares heart-breaking tales as under 2’s undergo dental treatment in hospital

Ilfracombe dentist shares heart-breaking tales as under 2’s undergo dental treatment in hospital

A dentist from Ilfracombe, Devon, has shared her heartbreak over the state of children’s dental health. Vicki Jephcote sees children with extensive decay on a daily basis and has sent children younger than 2 years old for treatment under general anaesthetic in hospital. Vicki, from Torrs Park Dental Practice, said that it’s not uncommon to […]


Isle of Wight dentists to tour nurseries and schools to improve children’s oral health

Isle of Wight dentists to tour nurseries and schools to improve children’s oral health

Dentists in the Isle of Wight are planning to visit nurseries and schools in a bid to improve standards of oral health among children. The team from The Mall Dental Practice in Newport is working with NHS England as part of a pilot project, which is designed to encourage better habits and reduce rates of […]


Australian dentists despair over childhood extraction rates

Australian dentists despair over childhood extraction rates

Australian dentists are despairing at soaring rates of decay in young children. The National Child Oral Health Study shows that decay is the most common preventable illnesses among Australian children, with a third of 4-6 year olds suffering from cavities and signs of infection. Dr Sophie Beaumont, from the Royal Dental Hospital of Melbourne, said […]


Slough Borough Council promotes dental initiative to tackle decay

Slough Borough Council promotes dental initiative to tackle decay

Slough Borough Council is promoting a dental initiative to tackle decay in children. The council has put plans together to try and reduce sugar consumption and encourage better oral health habits in a bit to curb rising rates of decay. The council is pushing an existing scheme following the publication of statistics by Public Health […]


Standards of childhood oral health below average in Dorset

Standards of childhood oral health below average in Dorset

New figures have confirmed that standards of oral health among children in Dorset are below average. Recent statistics from Public Health England suggest that children aged 5 and under in Dorset have worse oral health than children living in most parts of the country. The PHE figures show that 24.8 percent of children aged 5 […]


Houghton Regis dental practice to host superhero-themed fun week for local children

Houghton Regis dental practice to host superhero-themed fun week for local children

The team from a Houghton Regis dental practice is on the lookout for local superheroes to help them celebrate Children’s Fun Week. The staff at Obex Dental is preparing to host a week of fun events and activities to get children involved in dental health and encourage them to pick up good habits that will […]