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Dentists urge patients to shun cheap braces available to buy online

Dentists urge patients to shun cheap braces available to buy online

Dentists and dental bodies are encouraging patients to shun cheap braces, which are available to buy online.  A growing number of products has appeared online, and companies are targeting patients who want straighter teeth without paying a fortune. Marketed as a cheap alternative to braces provided by orthodontists, a raft of new aligners is now […]


Could COVID-19 make dental patients even more afraid of going to the dentist?

Could COVID-19 make dental patients even more afraid of going to the dentist?

Around half of UK adults are anxious about going to the dentist, but dentists are worried that figures could increase after the COVID-19 crisis.  Dr Catherine Tannahill, director of clinical dentistry at Portman Dental Care, explained that around 50% of adults already experience a degree of fear when faced with a trip to the dentist, […]


Local councillors meet with public health representatives to discuss dentistry in Bradford

Local councillors meet with public health representatives to discuss dentistry in Bradford

Local councillors have met with representatives from public health bodies to discuss the future of dental services in Bradford. At a meeting of the council’s Health and Social Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee, dentistry was one of the most pressing subjects on the agenda. Emma Wilson, from NHS England, provided an update on practices reopening […]


Community trust delivers thousands of oral health packs to families in need in Kent

Community trust delivers thousands of oral health packs to families in need in Kent

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust has delivered thousands of oral health packs to local families in need. The trust usually distributes around 800 packs per month, but during the Coronavirus crisis, the demand has rocketed. The packs contain a toothbrush, a tube of toothpaste and oral hygiene leaflets. Before the lockdown commenced, there was […]


Swindon dental patient praises local NHS staff following urgent dental hub visit

Swindon dental patient praises local NHS staff following urgent dental hub visit

A Swindon dental patient was full of praise for the NHS after visiting a new urgent dental care hub. George Bevir, 41, had started treatment for an abscess in March before practices were closed and he was due to go back a few weeks after the initial appointment. When lockdown measures were introduced, George assumed […]


The Oral Health Foundation confirms National Smile Month campaign will go ahead as planned

The Oral Health Foundation confirms National Smile Month campaign will go ahead as planned

The Oral Health foundation has confirmed that its annual National Smile Month campaign will go ahead in May as planned. In an open letter, chief executive of the charity, Dr Nigel Carter OBE, said that times were tough, but that it felt right to celebrate National Smile Month and bring people together, despite the country […]


Glasgow dental practice ransacked by thieves

Glasgow dental practice ransacked by thieves

Thieves have targeted a dental practice in Glasgow. Police officers are appealing for information after staff at Alexandra Park Dental Practice arrived at work on Saturday 28th March to find the surgery had been ransacked. It is thought that the break-in happened on Friday night (27th March). The front door had been smashed, allowing the […]


Stonehaven dentist submits relocation plans

Stonehaven dentist submits relocation plans

A dentist from Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire, is hoping to get the go-ahead for plans to relocate, expand and modernise his practice. Kenneth Jones, from Arduthie Dental Practice, has submitted plans to move to a vacant house on Kirkton Road. The premises, which would be converted into a modern dental surgery, would enable Mr Jones to expand […]


Brave Bridgend woman urges others to quit smoking after having part of her tongue remove following mouth cancer diagnosis

Brave Bridgend woman urges others to quit smoking after having part of her tongue remove following mouth cancer diagnosis

A brave woman from Bridgend is encouraging others to quit smoking after having part of her tongue removed as part of treatment for mouth cancer. Jayne Campbell, 57, was diagnosed with oral cancer after she went to her dentist for a routine check-up in 2016. During the check, Jayne’s dentist noticed a discoloured spot underneath […]


Rochdale care homes receive oral hygiene ratings as part of elderly oral health initiative

Rochdale care homes receive oral hygiene ratings as part of elderly oral health initiative

Care homes in Rochdale have been given oral hygiene ratings as part of a new initiative designed to improve oral health among residents.  Twenty-five homes in the area have received 5-star ratings, with others encouraged to step up measures to achieve the same objective. The ratings reflect each home’s commitment to providing oral hygiene assistance […]