Archive for the ‘Oral health’ Category

Health bodies criticise decision not to expand HPV vaccination programme

Health bodies criticise decision not to expand HPV vaccination programme

Health bodies and campaign groups have criticised a decision not to expand the HPV vaccination programme to include teenage boys. Representatives from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) recently suggested that extending the programme was “highly unlikely to be cost-effective”, angering health bodies and campaigners who called for the vaccine to be made […]


Figures confirm an ‘alarming’ rise in cases of decay in South Australia

Figures confirm an ‘alarming’ rise in cases of decay in South Australia

The State Government has sounded the alarms after new figures showed a significant increase in the number of children suffering from tooth decay in South Australia. New figures show an ‘alarming’ increase in the number of children requiring hospital treatment for dental issues. Last year, 2,500 children under the age of 8 were admitted to […]


Health minister to face questions over oral health on the Isle of Man at the next Tynwald sitting

Health minister to face questions over oral health on the Isle of Man at the next Tynwald sitting

The Isle of Man’s health minister, Kate Beecroft, is set to face questions about oral health on the island when Tynwald, the island’s parliament, sits for the last time before the summer recess later this month. Members of the body, including Ramsey MHK, Alex Allinson, expect answers from the minister in response to questions about […]


Introducing the world’s first hands-free toothbrush, Amabrush

Introducing the world’s first hands-free toothbrush, Amabrush

The inventor of the world’s first hands-free toothbrush, Amabrush, claims that his new innovation could save people hours every year. The brush, which claims to provide an intensive clean in just 10 seconds, takes all the effort out of brushing and polishing, and could enable us to save hours spent in the bathroom. The creators […]


Dentists share tips to stop tooth grinding for good

Dentists share tips to stop tooth grinding for good

Grinding the teeth can cause damage to the enamel, as well as increasing your risk of developing symptoms such as stiffness and pain in the jaw. If you grind your teeth, you may not even be aware of it, but a trip to the dentist may reveal evidence of dental damage and signs of TMJ […]


Bolton Orthodontic Practice crowned the winner of National Smile Month oral health display competition

Bolton Orthodontic Practice crowned the winner of National Smile Month oral health display competition

The team at Bolton Orthodontic Practice has plenty to smile about after being crowned the winners of a competition run by the Oral Health Improvement Team at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust. The competition, which challenged local practices to put together displays to promote oral health awareness, was run to celebrate National Smile Month. Senior oral […]


Are you one of the 6 million people who grind their teeth?

Are you one of the 6 million people who grind their teeth?

NHS figures suggest that 6 million adults in the UK grind their teeth (bruxism). If you’re one of those affected by bruxism, you may be putting your oral health at risk. Grinding your teeth is a subconscious activity, which most people do while they sleep. Often, you may not even be aware that you grind […]


Could eating grapes improve your oral health?

Could eating grapes improve your oral health?

A new study has suggested that eating grapes could improve your oral health. Scientists from Chicago have discovered that a natural compound found in grapes could reduce the risk of dental health issues. It is believed that grape seed extract doesn’t just lengthen the life expectancy of dental fillings, but it also lowers the risk […]


Interdental brushes overtake flossing in the popularity stakes

Interdental brushes overtake flossing in the popularity stakes

More people in the UK use interdental brushes than dental floss, it has been confirmed. Research carried out by the Oral Health Foundation suggests that more British adults are using interdental brushes than dental floss. A poll showed that 34 percent of participants use interdental brushes compared to 31 percent for floss. Interdental brushes are […]


New survey highlights dentists’ support for HPV vaccination programme expansion

New survey highlights dentists’ support for HPV vaccination programme expansion

A new survey has highlighted widespread support for the proposed expansion of the HPV vaccination programme in the dental community. According to a poll, which has been published by HPV Action as part of World Immunisation Week, 97 percent of dentists surveyed support the expansion of the programme, which would include boys, as well as […]