Archive for the ‘Oral health’ Category

New Regulations on E-Cigarettes Welcomed by Dentists

New Regulations on E-Cigarettes Welcomed by Dentists

New laws restricting the tank size of e-cigarettes in the United Kingdom, as well as the ingredients and strength of vape juice have been welcomed by dentists, as well as the Oral Health Foundation, as research continues into the potential long term and unknown side effects of using a vaporiser. The law that came into […]


One in Three Brits Using an Electric Toothbrush

One in Three Brits Using an Electric Toothbrush

New figures released today show a dramatic rise in sales of electric toothbrushes, as well as other dental products, according to analysts Kantar Worldpanel. Cosmetic dental treatments and private dental care have also seen a boost. According to experts, one of the causes for this rise is the popularity of social media, particularly for sharing […]


New study links obesity with an increased risk of dental problems

New study links obesity with an increased risk of dental problems

A new study suggests that being overweight can increase your risk of dental health problems. The study, which has been published in the Oral Diseases journal, claims that people who have a BMI (body mass index) in the overweight range are more likely to suffer from periodontitis than those in the normal range. The risk […]


Canadian dentists host dental hygiene session for Syrian refugees

Canadian dentists host dental hygiene session for Syrian refugees

Dental professionals in Canada have hosted a dental hygiene session for refugees from Syria. Sessions were put together and run by the Canadian Alliance for Syrian Aid, and they benefited more than 130 refugees, many of who didn’t even have a toothbrush or a tube of toothpaste when they arrived in the country. The event […]


Could brushing and flossing lift your mood?

Could brushing and flossing lift your mood?

Mental health is a subject of significant interest at the moment, and leading experts have been sharing their tips to try and lift your mood if you’re feeling low. You may be surprised to see brushing and flossing in a list that includes getting out into the fresh air and doing a workout, but studies […]


Celebrity dentist shares tips for banishing sensitivity before summer

Celebrity dentist shares tips for banishing sensitivity before summer

Tooth sensitivity is a problem that affects thousands of people. If you’re familiar with the sensation of shooting pains when you sip on an ice cold drink or you bite into an ice cream, these tips from celebrity dentist, Dr Richard Marques, could help you to banish sensitivity before summer. Sensitivity occurs when the nerves, […]


Leading North East dentist encourages patients not to use mouthwash as a replacement for dental checks

Leading North East dentist encourages patients not to use mouthwash as a replacement for dental checks

A leading dentist from the North East has encouraged patients not to use mouthwash as a substitute for going to the dentist. Dr Richard Coates, from Riveredge Cosmetic Dentistry, is worried that too many people think that using toothpaste and mouthwash is sufficient to keep dental issues at bay. Dr Coates suggested that clever advertising […]


Study links poor oral health to higher death rates in patients with liver disease

Study links poor oral health to higher death rates in patients with liver disease

A study conducted by researchers in Denmark suggests that poor oral health is likely to increase the risk of complications in patients with liver disease. A research team from Aarhus University Hospital claimed that bacteria linked to advanced gum disease increases the risk of mortality in patients who suffer from liver disease. Dr Lea Ladegaard […]


HPV Action invites dentists to share their views on HPV vaccination

HPV Action invites dentists to share their views on HPV vaccination

HPV Action is inviting dentists to participate in a survey to share their views on HPV vaccination, after the possibility of extending the routine vaccination programme was discussed by the government. Currently, the vaccination is provided routinely for girls aged 12 and 13; however, there are plans to extend the programme to include teenage boys […]


Health committee meets to discuss NHS dental provision in Bradford

Health committee meets to discuss NHS dental provision in Bradford

The West Yorkshire joint health overview and scrutiny committee has met to discuss NHS dental provision in Bradford. Members of the committee gathered at City Hall last week to talk about access to NHS dentistry in the city, which has one of the worst records for oral health in the country. The committee heard that […]