Archive for the ‘Children’s Dentistry’ Category

Dental experts urge schools to go sugar-free to stem alarming rates of decay

Dental experts urge schools to go sugar-free to stem alarming rates of decay

Dental experts are calling for schools to go sugar-free in a bid to tackle rising rates of childhood decay. The Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons is appealing to the government in England to encourage schools across the country to adopt healthy eating policies and reduce sugar consumption. Dental decay is […]


New study suggests increased vitamin D intake during pregnancy can improve children’s dental health

New study suggests increased vitamin D intake during pregnancy can improve children’s dental health

A new study has revealed that increasing the intake of vitamin D during pregnancy can benefit children’s dental health.  Researchers in Denmark found that mothers who were given high doses of vitamin D during their pregnancies were more likely to have children with healthy teeth later in life. In 2009, the group of researchers started […]


Indian dentists remove over 500 teeth from the mouth of a 7-year-old boy

Indian dentists remove over 500 teeth from the mouth of a 7-year-old boy

Dentists in India have removed more than 500 teeth from the mouth of a 7-year-old boy. The boy, who had suffered pain and swelling for years, underwent surgery in Chennai. The procedure involved extracting a sac that contained a total of 526 teeth, which had formed as part of a tumour in the jawbone. The […]


Wantage dental hygienist visits schools to teach children how to keep their smiles sparkling

Wantage dental hygienist visits schools to teach children how to keep their smiles sparkling

A dental hygienist from Wantage has paid local schools and nurseries a visit to teach children how to keep their smiles in check. Fiona Stovold, from Portway Dental Care, has visited a series of local schools and youth and children’s groups to talk to children about healthy eating, the dangers of eating too much sugar […]


Teachers will be encouraged to supervise brushing in a bid to reduce rates of decay

Teachers will be encouraged to supervise brushing in a bid to reduce rates of decay

Teachers will be encouraged to supervise brushing at school as part of an initiative to reduce rates of childhood decay. The Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, is expected to launch a consultation, outlining a series of measures that will be introduced to try and bring the number of children requiring extractions in hospital down. Health experts […]


Dental crisis deepens in Gwynedd, as parents struggle to find NHS places for children

Dental crisis deepens in Gwynedd, as parents struggle to find NHS places for children

A major shortage of dentists is taking its toll on patients in Gwynedd, with practices now having to turn away children, as well as adults. A report compiled by the British Dental Association revealed that none of the six NHS practices in Arfon are taking on any new patients. Access issues have been a concern […]


Dentists praise Chrissie Teigen after model is criticised for taking her daughter for her first dental appointment at the age of 3

Dentists praise Chrissie Teigen after model is criticised for taking her daughter for her first dental appointment at the age of 3

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry has stepped in to defend model, Chrissie Teigen, after she was heavily criticised for taking her daughter, Luna, for her first dental appointment at the age of 3. Chrissie, who is known for her witty comments and funny reposts on social media, recently posted a video of Luna sitting […]


A third of Fife children still have tooth decay, despite major improvements

A third of Fife children still have tooth decay, despite major improvements

There have been major improvements in standards of oral health among Fife’s children in the last decade, but the latest statistics suggest that there is still a long way to go. Since the Childsmile initiative was introduced in 2006, rates of tooth decay have fallen significantly, but figures show that almost a third of children […]


Tooth fairies spread smiles in Rochdale

Tooth fairies spread smiles in Rochdale

A group of dental nurses, who dressed up as tooth fairies to visit local children, have been spreading smiles in Rochdale. The tooth fairies, dental nurses based in the borough, have been visiting children’s centres, nurseries and groups run by childminders to talk to children about oral hygiene and looking after their teeth and gums. […]


New report urges London schools to avoid sugary lunches

New report urges London schools to avoid sugary lunches

A report has urged schools in London to scrap sugary lunches. Currently, guidelines published by the Department for Education permit schools to serve desserts and puddings at lunchtime, but the London Assembly has called for change. A report, which was compiled by the assembly’s Health Committee, suggested that schools in the city should follow the […]