Archive for the ‘Oral health’ Category

Northampton man prosecuted by the General Dental Council for providing illegal tooth whitening

Northampton man prosecuted by the General Dental Council for providing illegal tooth whitening

A Northampton man has been prosecuted by the General Dental Council after offering illegal tooth whitening treatment. Jack Sellick, the owner of Essex Smiles, pleaded guilty to providing the service at Milton Keynes Magistrates’ Court. The General Dental Council started an investigation after receiving a complaint in September 2017. In March 2018, undercover representatives visited […]


Are smoothies really a healthy choice for summer?

Are smoothies really a healthy choice for summer?

In the last few years, smoothies have soared in popularity in the UK. Marketed as a healthy alternative to fizzy drinks, you could be forgiven for thinking that you’re making a healthy choice when buying a smoothie in a supermarket or café, but research shows that some smoothies contain even more sugar than fizzy drinks. […]


NHS head raises concerns over sugar content of popular breakfast cereals

NHS head raises concerns over sugar content of popular breakfast cereals

Image Editorial credit: Slow Walker / Shutterstock.com The head of the NHS has raised concerns over the sugar content of popular breakfast cereals, which are marketed with children in mind. Simon Stevens claims that sugary cereals should be treated in the same way as fizzy drinks, as the NHS tries to tackle rising rates of […]


New study links gum disease to an increased risk of erectile dysfunction in men

New study links gum disease to an increased risk of erectile dysfunction in men

New research suggests that men who suffer from gum disease are at greater risk of erectile dysfunction. Scientists from the University of Granada have revealed that men who have gum disease are twice as likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction than those with healthy gums. In a study, which is the first to involve European […]


The British Dental Association urges health ministers to invest in preventative measures

The British Dental Association urges health ministers to invest in preventative measures

The British Dental Association has urged health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, to invest in prevention in a bid to reduce the prevalence of tooth decay in the UK. In an open letter to Mr Hunt, the association claims that for every £1 invested in preventative measures, the NHS could save £3. The letter appeals for information […]


Oral plasters could help to solve ulcer dilemmas

Oral plasters could help to solve ulcer dilemmas

Most of us are aware of the pain involved with having a mouth ulcer. Usually, when you have an ulcer, there’s a limit to what you can do to treat and protect it, and it’s very easy to catch your sore when you’re eating or brushing your teeth, which causes even more intense pain. Now, […]


Thurrock college launches community dental programme to promote healthy smiles

Thurrock college launches community dental programme to promote healthy smiles

Thurrock Community College has launched a dental programme to help local families learn more about oral health and the importance of looking after your teeth and gums. The college has developed an interactive workshop scheme, which is designed to educate parents and children using fun activities. The tooth fairy workshop was put together to celebrate […]


Public Health England issues sugar warning, as children set to consume twice the recommended amount this year

Public Health England issues sugar warning, as children set to consume twice the recommended amount this year

Public Health England has issued a warning over sugar consumption, as it is estimated that a large proportion of children in England will have already consumed their annual recommended intake. According to the body, many children have already consumed the recommended yearly intake of sugar, despite that fact that we’re only halfway through the year. […]


Dental bodies launch new appeal for HPV vaccination for boys

Dental bodies launch new appeal for HPV vaccination for boys

A group of the UK’s leading dental bodies has launched a fresh appeal to make the HPV vaccination available to boys, as well as girls. The British Dental Association, the Faculty of Dental Surgery and the Faculty of General Dental Practice at the Royal College of Surgeons have written a joint appeal to the Department […]


Irish dentists criticise medical card scheme, as extractions become more commonplace

Irish dentists criticise medical card scheme, as extractions become more commonplace

Irish dentists have criticised the current medical card scheme after new figures revealed that the number of tooth extractions carried out in the last decade has increased. The Irish Dental Association has warned that changes to dental benefits have had a negative impact on standards of oral health. A new survey published on Tuesday 29th […]