Archive for the ‘Oral health’ Category

Dentists raise concerns over trendy natural toothpastes promoted by social influencers

Dentists raise concerns over trendy natural toothpastes promoted by social influencers

Dentists have raised concerns over the safety of trendy natural toothpastes, which are gaining traction online due to social media influencers. Dentists have warned that natural toothpaste recipes, which are currently receiving thousands of hits online via social media accounts and posts, can be harmful for the teeth. A study of 84 homemade toothpaste mixtures […]


New data confirms 1 in 5 three-year-olds have decay in Cornwall

New data confirms 1 in 5 three-year-olds have decay in Cornwall

New data has confirmed that 1 in 5 three-year-olds have tooth decay in Cornwall. Statistics from Public Health England suggest that 20.5% of three-year-olds in Cornwall have experienced signs of decay in the last two years. This figure is significantly higher than the national average for England, which is 10.7%. The rates of decay in […]


UK researchers suggest improved access to oral care in Brazil could lower COPD rates

UK researchers suggest improved access to oral care in Brazil could lower COPD rates

Researchers from the University of Birmingham believe that improving access to oral care could play a critical role in reducing rates of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) in Brazil. In Brazil, COPD is currently the third most common cause of death. Despite dental health being linked to worse COPD outcomes, most patients are unaware of […]


Midlands dentist calls for Cheshire and Staffordshire schools to take tooth decay seriously

Midlands dentist calls for Cheshire and Staffordshire schools to take tooth decay seriously

A dentist who works across Cheshire, Staffordshire and parts of the Midlands has called for schools to take tooth decay seriously. Dr Jatinder Ubhi said that schools can play an incredibly positive role in encouraging pupils to adopt healthy habits and reduce their risks of developing dental issues. Sugar consumption is the most significant cause […]


Poll suggests improvements in oral hygiene during the pandemic

Poll suggests improvements in oral hygiene during the pandemic

A new survey has revealed that many people have improved their oral hygiene habits during the pandemic. Research conducted by Portman Dental Care indicates that 19% of adults have brushed more than usual, with 14% of participants flossing more and 21% using mouthwash more frequently than before the Covid-19 outbreak. Londoners were most likely to […]


Over 15% of 3-year-olds have signs of decay in Leeds

Over 15% of 3-year-olds have signs of decay in Leeds

New data suggests that over 15% of three-year-olds in Leeds have signs of tooth decay. Figures from Public Health England’s Oral Health Report suggest that rates of decay are above average in the city, with 1 in 7 children aged 3 displaying symptoms of decay within the last 2 years. The national average for England […]


Practitioners issue warning as patients complain about botched cosmetic facial treatment

Practitioners issue warning as patients complain about botched cosmetic facial treatment

Practitioners who have expertise in providing cosmetic facial treatments have urged the public to be cautious after experiencing a surge in demand for appointments after reopening after lockdown. Many practitioners said that they have seen a rise in the number of patients requiring treatment for botched work, which has either resulted from DIY treatment during […]


Dental experts raise concerns over North-South dental divide

Dental experts raise concerns over North-South dental divide

Dental experts are worried that the pandemic will widen gaps in oral health standards between patients in the North and South of England. Research suggests that there are already significant inequalities in dental health and dentists are now concerned about the impact of lockdowns and restricted access to dental appointments and initiatives. In 2019/2020, NHS […]


Leading gum specialist reveals the oral health red flags patients should never ignore

Leading gum specialist reveals the oral health red flags patients should never ignore

A leading gum specialist has revealed a number of red flag symptoms dental patients should never ignore. Dr Reena Wadia, founder of RW Perio in London, urged people to keep up to date with regular check-ups to reduce the risk of oral health issues and keep the teeth and gums in good condition. Checks should […]


Over half of Warrington residents haven’t seen a dentist for at least 2 years

Over half of Warrington residents haven’t seen a dentist for at least 2 years

New figures suggest that over 50% of Warrington residents haven’t seen a dentist for at least two years. Data from NHS Digital revealed that 80,982 people saw a dentist in the town in the 24-month period leading up to the 31st December 2020. This equates to around 49% of the adult population. There was a […]