Archive for the ‘Oral health’ Category

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 […]


The American Dental Association reveals policy changes to wage war on opioid epidemic

The American Dental Association reveals policy changes to wage war on opioid epidemic

The American Dental Association has joined the war against opioid addiction. The body, which represents dental professionals, has revealed a series of new policies, which will be introduced to try and prevent opioid addiction. In a move to try and prevent patients from abusing drugs used to treat dental issues, the ADA has launched stringent […]


New research reveals a third of UK adults never visit a hygienist

New research reveals a third of UK adults never visit a hygienist

Cover Image Copyright TePe New research has revealed that a third of UK adults have never visited a hygienist. A study carried out by Tepe UK found that just over a third of adults in the UK have never had a dental hygiene appointment. Almost half of those surveyed admitted that they thought regular dental […]


Montgomeryshire AM raises concerns over dental access at Welsh National Assembly

Montgomeryshire AM raises concerns over dental access at Welsh National Assembly

The AM for Montgomeryshire has raised concerns over access to dental services in his constituency at the Welsh National Assembly. At a meeting at the Senedd, AM Russell George suggested that local residents in Newtown are facing a dental crisis. Mr George said that there have been issues linked to the recruitment of dental professionals […]