Archive for the ‘Oral health’ Category

Sheffield dental practice to offer free mouth cancer checks in November

Sheffield dental practice to offer free mouth cancer checks in November

A dental practice in Sheffield will be providing free mouth cancer checks in November to support Mouth Cancer Action Month.  The One80 Dental Centre for Advanced Dentistry is offering patients a free 15-minute screening check to raise awareness of a deadly disease, which has become more common in the UK in the last decade.  Nigel […]


Bradford community dental team backs oral cancer campaign

Bradford community dental team backs oral cancer campaign

Ahead of the launch of Mouth Cancer Action Month, the community dental team at the Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust is working to raise awareness of oral cancer.  The team, which provides dental care across the region, will be donning blue smiles and participating in activities and events to educate people about oral cancer […]


Scientists call for major global dental health policy overhaul, as 3.5 billion people suffer from oral diseases

Scientists call for major global dental health policy overhaul, as 3.5 billion people suffer from oral diseases

Scientists have called for a raft of measures to be introduced by policymakers all over the world, as it emerged that 3.5 billion people on the planet are suffering from oral disease. A series of articles, studies and reports, which have been published in The Lancet, suggests that 3.5 billion people are affected by dental […]


Sydney dentist raises concerns over kombucha trend

Sydney dentist raises concerns over kombucha trend

A dentist from Sydney has issued a warning over the current trend for consuming kombucha-based drinks. Kombucha, a sweetened tea, which has recently been hailed as a remedy for improved gut health, has become incredibly popular. While some believe it has benefits for health, Sydney dentist, Dr Lewis Ehrlich, has reservations.  Dr Ehrlich suggested that […]


Researchers link dental decay and gum disease risk to genetic factors

Researchers link dental decay and gum disease risk to genetic factors

A new research study, which has been conducted by an international team of scientists, including those based at the University of Bristol, has discovered that genetics may play a role in determining gum disease and dental decay risk. It is well-documented that two people who have similar diets and oral hygiene regimes can end up […]


New study links computer use to elevated risk of oral disease in teens

New study links computer use to elevated risk of oral disease in teens

A new study has argued that teenagers who use computers for prolonged periods of time on a daily basis are at risk of oral diseases. Researchers found that using a computer for at least three hours a day can put teens at risk of dental problems like decay and gum disease. The research team found […]


Dental experts encourage parents to offer young children vegetables instead of fruit pouches

Dental experts encourage parents to offer young children vegetables instead of fruit pouches

Experts from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health are urging parents of young children to offer them vegetables instead of pre-packed, ready-made fruit pouches and jars. The body warned that some fruit flavoured products that are aimed at babies and toddlers contain a lot of added sugars, as well as natural sugars that […]


New study suggests that a quarter of Brits are willing to share their toothbrush

New study suggests that a quarter of Brits are willing to share their toothbrush

A new study suggests that more than a quarter of Brits are willing to share their toothbrush. The poll, which was carried out by the Oral Health Foundation in conjunction with Phillips for National Smile Month, revealed that 26% of participants would be open to sharing their toothbrush with a friend, a family member, or […]


Are you familiar with the signs of oral cancer?

Are you familiar with the signs of oral cancer?

Did you know that oral cancer kills more people in the UK than cervical and testicular cancer combined? Unfortunately, public awareness of mouth cancer is poor, and this means that many cases are diagnosed at an advanced stage. Lancashire dentist, Dr Richard Ho from Synergy Dental Clinics, recently appeared in the local press to answer […]


Irish dentists criticise new oral health policy

Irish dentists criticise new oral health policy

Irish dentists have criticised the government’s new oral health policy, describing it as a ‘starting point’ rather than a viable long-term plan. The Irish Dental Association has taken time to review the policy, which was introduced by ministers in April, and the feedback will not come as welcome news for the government. Dentists have suggested […]