Archive for the ‘Children’s Dentistry’ Category

Funding Granted for Pilot Study to Find Effective Ways to Reduce Children’s Tooth Decay

Funding Granted for Pilot Study to Find Effective Ways to Reduce Children’s Tooth Decay

A new pilot study to find effective ways of reducing rates of decay in young children is set to launch. Researchers at Plymouth University Peninsula School of Dentistry have been given a grant worth £150,000 to design and run a scheme to identify ways of improving oral health in children. Researcher Cath Quinn said it […]


500 Children Admitted to Hospital for Dental Treatment Every Week in the UK

500 Children Admitted to Hospital for Dental Treatment Every Week in the UK

The latest statistics show that 500 primary school age children are admitted to hospital for dental treatment every week in the UK. This means that dental decay tops the list of causes of hospital admissions among children. Figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre highlight the prevalence of decay among children aged between […]


Liverpool Dentist Shares Advice to Help Parents Tackle Tooth Decay

Liverpool Dentist Shares Advice to Help Parents Tackle Tooth Decay

In the wake of startling figures that show that dental troubles are the most common reason for hospital admissions among primary school children, a dentist from Liverpool has shared his top tips to help parents reduce the risk of their children developing dental decay. Robbie Hughes has taken to the local press to try and get important […]


East Grinstead Children Pay a Visit to the Dentist

East Grinstead Children Pay a Visit to the Dentist

A group of children from a nursery in East Grinstead paid their local dentist a visit recently to learn about the importance of good oral hygiene. Children from Fledglings Day Nursery visited the St James Dental Practice to learn about how to look after their teeth. The children were aged between two and five years old […]


Dental Programme Making a Difference in Scotland

Dental Programme Making a Difference in Scotland

A dental programme that improves dental care for children with special needs, physical disabilities and sensory impairment has been praised by health experts. The scheme, which has already been awarded a national honour, has also been short-listed for an international award. The Special Smiles Dental Project is a joint venture run by NHS Lanarkshire and Action […]


East Grinstead Dentist Welcomes Chernobyl Children to His Practice for Free Checks

East Grinstead Dentist Welcomes Chernobyl Children to His Practice for Free Checks

East Grinstead dentist Jas Sandhu welcomed a group of children from Chernobyl into his practice on July 21st as part of a charity project organised by Chernobyl Children’s Life Line. Jas welcomed a group of ten children to High Street Dental Practice and his team provided free dental checks along with a host of fun-filled activities and delicious afternoon […]


1 in 5 Parents in East Anglia Have Never Taken Their Children to a Dentist

1 in 5 Parents in East Anglia Have Never Taken Their Children to a Dentist

New data from Mydentist has revealed that one in five parents in East Anglia have never taken their child to a dentist, despite advice from dentists urging parents to take children for six-monthly check-ups from an early age. The research suggests that rates of avoiding the dentist among parents in the region are the highest […]


Kids in Northern Ireland Devote the Least Time to Teeth Cleaning According to UK Survey

Kids in Northern Ireland Devote the Least Time to Teeth Cleaning According to UK Survey

Children in Northern Ireland devote less time to cleaning their teeth than kids in other parts of the UK, according to a recent survey conducted by Mydentist. According to the poll, children in Northern Ireland spend 60 seconds brushing their teeth, which is just half the time recommended by dentists. Even the best performing region, […]


Alarming Number of Dental Admissions Among Children in South Yorkshire

Alarming Number of Dental Admissions Among Children in South Yorkshire

Statistics have revealed that dental admissions in South Yorkshire are significantly higher than the national average. The number of children aged between 5 and 9 years old who receive treatment in hospital for dental health conditions is nine times higher than in Lincolnshire and Leicestershire. The latest figures from the Health and Social Care Information […]


Coventry Pupils Get a Lesson in Dental Hygiene from Visiting Dentist

Coventry Pupils Get a Lesson in Dental Hygiene from Visiting Dentist

Pupils from St Elizabeth’s Catholic School in Foleshill, Coventry, were treated to a fun and informative session on dental hygiene, provided by a local dentist. The children took part in all sorts of fun and educational activities, which were designed to teach them about the anatomy of the teeth, show them how to take good […]