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Fizzy drinks directly linked to type 2 diabetes

Fizzy drinks directly linked to type 2 diabetes

A study by Diabetes Care Journal has indicated a direct link between sugary drinks and type 2 diabetes.  If you drink 100ml of sugary drinks every day over a period of four years, your risk of getting type 2 diabetes will increase by 16%. The study was conducted on 195,000 people over 26 years. Interestingly, […]


Birmingham NHS dentistry in decline

Birmingham NHS dentistry in decline

New figures reveal that one in four Birmingham residents have never had an appointment with the dentist.  Four in ten say they’ve not tried to make an appointment for the last two years. Some say it’s because of NHS charges acting as a deterrent for patients, with dentists admitting charges were designed to discourage attendance.  […]


New mobile app lets dentists diagnose patients online

New mobile app lets dentists diagnose patients online

Technology has always been a vital player within the dental industry, and the new Tooth Fairy app is no exception. With one in four patients being turned away when they try to register at a dental practice in the UK, this app could be revolutionary in getting people the dentist advice they need. The app […]


BDA have 5 seats up for grabs

BDA have 5 seats up for grabs

Think you’ve got what it takes to sit on the British Dental Association’s Board? Five seats are now available on the BDA’s Principle Executive Committee.  Each representative will be part of the BDA’s decision making body. With a strong influence over the dental industry, the committee and its members are highly respected individuals within the […]


Government green paper to support oral health

Government green paper to support oral health

We’ve already seen the government take drastic action against sugar by banning the sale of fizzy drinks to anyone under 16.  But, among other things, under the new green paper proposal this levy could be extended to those containing milk.  It’s now up to Prime Minister Boris Johnson to decide whether or not to back […]


November is now Mouth Cancer Action month

November is now Mouth Cancer Action month

The Oral Health Foundation have launched Mouth Cancer Action month in partnership with Mouth Cancer Foundation and the Biritsh Dental Health Foundation.  Every November, the campaign will be targeting members of the public to be more ‘mouthaware’. The aim is to educate people on the symptoms to look out for, as well as preventative steps […]


Concerns about Scotland’s new dental care plan

Concerns about Scotland’s new dental care plan

The Scottish government has been urged to consider concerns from dentists when it comes to their new ‘model of care’ plan for dentistry. This plan is part of the wider Oral Health Improvement program, aiming to improve the dental health of those living in Scotland. The new plan involves a patient-focused approach to dentistry, with […]


Grampian calls on private support

Grampian calls on private support

NHS Grampian is to turn to the private sector to help tackle its dental care shortage. Private dentist The Aberdeen Clinic (TAC) will be paid more than £50,000 over the next six months to help NHS Grampian clear a year-long appointment backlog. The longest waits are in the oral and maxillofacial surgery department, with patients […]


New report highlights widespread dental issues in Middlesbrough

New report highlights widespread dental issues in Middlesbrough

A shocking new report has revealed that some households in Middlesbrough don’t have access to a single toothbrush, with a third of the city’s children suffering from decay.  The new research highlights the gravity of dental problems in this part of the North East, with health workers so worried about the situation that they are […]


Dentists launch new video calling app to provide instant advice

Dentists launch new video calling app to provide instant advice

A pair of forward-thinking dentists has launched the UK’s first official video calling dental app.  The Tooth Fairy app enables patients to connect with private and NHS dentists, providing access to advice without having to arrange an appointment at a practice or even leave the comfort of the couch. Deepak Aulak and Kian Dhinsa developed […]