Archive for the ‘Children’s Dentistry’ Category

Clydebank dental patients raise hundreds for children’s charity

Clydebank dental patients raise hundreds for children’s charity

Dental patients in Clydebank have raised hundreds of pounds for a children’s charity. DB Dental Care has been running a campaign to raise money for Cash for Kids, and team members have been blown away by the generosity of patients. Cash for Kids supports children and young people with disabilities, as well as those who […]


Labour deputy leader vows to ban children’s cereal characters as part of a clampdown on refined sugar

Labour deputy leader vows to ban children’s cereal characters as part of a clampdown on refined sugar

The deputy leader of the Labour Party has vowed to ban popular children’s cereal characters if the party gets in as part of a clampdown on refined sugar addiction. Speaking at the Advertising Association conference, Tom Watson described refined sugar as “every bit as deadly as tobacco” and accused advertising agencies and manufacturers of targeting […]


Over 40% of Bolton children start school with tooth decay

Over 40% of Bolton children start school with tooth decay

New research has revealed that 41% of children in Bolton start school with tooth decay. This figure is significantly higher than the national average of 25 percent. Bolton is one of four priority areas in the Great Manchester region that has been flagged by NHS England. As a result, children in Bolton are set to […]


Hackney council teams up with Orthodox leaders to tackle tooth decay crisis among Charedi children

Hackney council teams up with Orthodox leaders to tackle tooth decay crisis among Charedi children

Hackney Council is working with leaders in the Jewish Orthodox community to tackle a tooth decay crisis among young Charedi children. According to figures from Public Health England, rates of dental decay among Charedi children are significantly higher than children from other backgrounds within the local community. The body suggests that just 20% of Charedi […]


New NHS children’s dental health campaign to launch in Lancashire

New NHS children’s dental health campaign to launch in Lancashire

NHS England is launching a new oral health campaign to improve standards of oral health in some of the areas worst affected by tooth decay. The ‘Start Well: Smile 4 Life’ initiative is focused on young children aged under 5 years old. As part of the programme, which is due to launch in parts of […]


Thousands of Hartlepool children haven’t seen a dentist in the last year

Thousands of Hartlepool children haven’t seen a dentist in the last year

New figures have revealed that over 10,000 children in Hartlepool didn’t see a dentist last year. Statistics from the NHS suggested that 51% of children in the North East town didn’t go to the dentist in the 12-month period leading up to September 2018, despite the fact that dentists recommend 6-monthly visits for children. This […]


UK children exceed total childhood recommended intake of sugar by the age of 10, new research suggests

UK children exceed total childhood recommended intake of sugar by the age of 10, new research suggests

Children in the UK are consuming the total recommended intake of sugar for their entire childhood by the time they turn 10, new research suggests. Figures show that children are consuming around 8 extra cubes of sugar per day, which equates to an additional 2,800 cubes per year. This is compared to the recommended daily […]


Number of extractions performed on children in England rises by almost 20% in 5 years

Number of extractions performed on children in England rises by almost 20% in 5 years

The number of children undergoing extraction procedures in England has risen by 18 percent in the last five years, new figures confirm. According to the Local Government Association (LGA), 45,077 extractions were performed on children in England last year. This represents an increase of almost 20% since 2012. The cost of extractions to the NHS […]


New figures show that 20,000 Brighton children didn’t see a dentist last year

New figures show that 20,000 Brighton children didn’t see a dentist last year

New figures show that 20,000 children in Brighton didn’t see a dentist last year. The statistics suggest that just under 40% of children in the area didn’t have a routine check-up, despite the fact that NHS guidelines recommend 6-monthly checks for children. The rate of non-attendance in Brighton and Hove (39%) was slightly lower than […]


Experts warn against the dangers of sugar addiction, as some children need all their teeth extracted

Experts warn against the dangers of sugar addiction, as some children need all their teeth extracted

Dental experts have issued another warning over the impact of the nation’s sugar addiction, as figures reveal that 75,000 children had teeth extracted last year. Dentists all over the country have reported an increase in rates of decay, with some children suffering from such severe decay that they need all their teeth removing. In the […]