Archive for the ‘Children’s Dentistry’ Category

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 […]


Grantham dentist teaches local children to brush up on oral hygiene

Grantham dentist teaches local children to brush up on oral hygiene

Children at a nursery in Grantham received a visit from the dentist recently. Staff from Malting Dental Practice took a trip to Puddleducks Preschool and Nursery to teach children about brushing their teeth and eating well. The visit was designed to be both fun and educational, and the kids had a great time pretending to […]


New figures show half of Black Country children haven’t been to the dentist for at least a year

New figures show half of Black Country children haven’t been to the dentist for at least a year

New figures have revealed that almost half of children in the Black Country haven’t been to the dentist in the last year.  Statistics released by NHS Digital suggest that just over 50% of children in the region have seen a dentist in the last 12 months, despite dentists recommending routine checks every 6 months. The […]


Derbyshire dentist supports calls for schools to go sugar-free

Derbyshire dentist supports calls for schools to go sugar-free

A Derbyshire dentist is lending his support to rallying calls from the Faculty of Dental Surgery. The FDS recently urged the government to encourage schools to go sugar-free in a bid to reduce the number of children suffering from tooth decay. Matthew Lamb, from Glendair Dental Practice in Alfreton, said that he and his team […]


Public Health England stats highlight the gravity of the decay crisis, as more than a quarter of Birmingham kids have decayed teeth

Public Health England stats highlight the gravity of the decay crisis, as more than a quarter of Birmingham kids have decayed teeth

New statistics have highlighted the gravity of the dental health crisis among children in England, as new figures from Public Health England reveal that over a quarter of 5-year-olds in Birmingham have at least one rotten, filled or missing tooth.  Statistics show that 26.7 of the city’s children have signs of decay. This is higher […]