Archive for the ‘Oral health’ Category

US study links tooth loss to higher heart disease risk

US study links tooth loss to higher heart disease risk

A study conducted in the US has linked tooth loss in middle age to an elevated risk of developing heart disease. Dr Lu Qi, from Tulane University, New Orleans, explained that the findings demonstrated a link between losing at least two teeth in middle age and facing a higher risk of heart disease. The assertion […]


US scientists develop new painless treatment for dental cavities

US scientists develop new painless treatment for dental cavities

Scientists in the US have developed a new treatment, which could put an end to painful trips to the dentist. Researchers from the University of Washington have come up with a new formula, which is inspired by the way proteins in the body function, to repair damaged enamel. Using peptides derived from amelogenin, which is […]


Dental Group Calls for Ban on Fizzy Drinks for Under 6s

Dental Group Calls for Ban on Fizzy Drinks for Under 6s

Dental Wellness Trust, one of the leading charities that tackles dental hygiene issues in less economically developed countries, has called for an age restriction on all fizzy drinks, banning them for children under six years old. The British non-governmental organisation wants a ban outright on children under six drinking fizzy and high sugar drinks, and […]


Leading UK dentist suggests plans to banish ‘sugar chicanes’ in shops

Leading UK dentist suggests plans to banish ‘sugar chicanes’ in shops

One of the UK’s most senior dental professionals has called for a ban on ‘sugar chicanes’ in shops and supermarkets. Professor Michael Escudier, dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons, claims that shops should be forced to get rid of enticing displays of sweets and chocolate bars by the […]


Dental charity calls for age-restricted fizzy drinks sales to prevent childhood decay

Dental charity calls for age-restricted fizzy drinks sales to prevent childhood decay

A dental charity has called for age-restricted sales to be introduced on fizzy drinks. Representatives from the Dental Wellness Trust are supporting an age limit on sugary drinks in a bid to reduce rates of child obesity and dental decay. The Dental Wellness Trust, an NGO, which focuses on promoting good oral hygiene in the […]


New sugar tax comes into play in the UK

New sugar tax comes into play in the UK

A tax on sugary drinks has come into force across the UK. As of Friday 6th April 2018, prices on certain products will increase in line with a new sugar levy, which is designed to tackle rising rates of obesity and dental health issues. The government revealed plans to introduce the tax in 2017 and […]


Australian holistic dentist shares tips for better oral health

Australian holistic dentist shares tips for better oral health

A holistic dentist has shared his tips for better oral health. If you’ve indulged over the Easter weekend, there’s no better time to give your teeth and gums a little TLC. Holistic dentist, Dr Lewis Ehrlich, believes that there are several simple changes you can make to your daily routine, your diet and your lifestyle […]


Dental union urges dentists not to treat obese patients

Dental union urges dentists not to treat obese patients

The Dental Defence Union has warned dentists not to treat obese patients amid fears they could break equipment and then take legal action. The DDU suggests that dentists should refrain from offering treatment to patients weighing over 20 stone due to concerns over the safety of using dental chairs. Some chairs are not built to […]


Bradford newspaper launches ‘Stop the Rot’ dental campaign

Bradford newspaper launches ‘Stop the Rot’ dental campaign

A Bradford newspaper has launched a new dental campaign to try and reduce the rate of local children suffering from preventable decay. The Stop the Rot campaign has been backed by local dentists and Bradford South MP, Judith Cummins. Rates of childhood decay in Bradford are among the highest in the UK, and health watchdogs […]


British Heart Foundation publishes new animation to raise awareness of the link between oral and heart health

British Heart Foundation publishes new animation to raise awareness of the link between oral and heart health

The British Heart Foundation has published a new animation to raise awareness of the link between oral health and heart health. The clip, which can be found on the charity’s website, is designed to educate people about the relationship between gum disease and heart disease. Gum disease is a very common oral health issue, which […]