Archive for the ‘Oral health’ Category

London takes unenviable title as the worst place for children’s dental health

London takes unenviable title as the worst place for children’s dental health

London has taken the unenviable title as the worst place in the UK for children’s dental health, after a study revealed that 9 of the top 10 spaces for dental visits made by children were filled by boroughs in the capital. In these areas, more than 50 percent of children didn’t visit a dentist in […]


US dentist publishes gruesome pictures to show the damage caused by fizzy drinks

US dentist publishes gruesome pictures to show the damage caused by fizzy drinks

An American dentist has published a series of gruesome images to show the damage popular fizzy drinks and energy drinks can cause to the teeth. Although it’s not strictly true that a tooth will dissolve in a glass of cola overnight, Dr Tom Bierman’s photographs show the alarming damage these sugary, acidic drinks can cause. […]


Thousands of Australians to be offered a free dental check-up for new oral health study

Thousands of Australians to be offered a free dental check-up for new oral health study

Around 15,000 Australians will be invited to attend a free dental check-up as part of the country’s first major oral health study in over ten years. Thousands of Australians will be selected at random as part of a study, which will take place over the coming 12-24 months. Researchers involved in the study will be […]


Cancer Research UK teams up with health professionals to raise awareness of increased prevalence of oral cancer

Cancer Research UK teams up with health professionals to raise awareness of increased prevalence of oral cancer

Cancer Research UK is working with health professionals all over the country to try and raise awareness of oral cancer. The charity is trying to promote early diagnosis, after figures revealed a significant increase in the prevalence of the disease. Figures show that the rate of oral cancer in the UK has increased from 8 […]


British Dental Association raises concerns over availability of online antibiotics

British Dental Association raises concerns over availability of online antibiotics

The British Dental Association has raised concerns over the availability of online antibiotics. Following reports in the daily newspapers, the BDA has described online prescriptions for antibiotics as “indefensible.” A BDA statement claimed that it was incredibly dangerous for patients to access antibiotics online, not just because they are able to get hold of the […]


Sale dental team launches new oral cancer screening scheme

Sale dental team launches new oral cancer screening scheme

A dental team from Sale has launched a new oral cancer screening scheme. Dr Aisha Ahmed and the team from Sale Dental Spa have been out and about offering free oral cancer screening in a bid to raise awareness of the disease, and encourage people to get checked out. At the first event, Dr Ahmed […]


New research reveals shocking sugar content of popular soft drinks

New research reveals shocking sugar content of popular soft drinks

New research has revealed the shocking sugar content of some of the United Kingdom’s favourite and most popular soft drinks. Data analysis conducted by Business Insider showed that a 500ml bottle of Lucozade contains 62 grammes of sugar, which equates to the same as three doughnuts. Coca Cola contains 54 grammes and Ribena Blackcurrant contains […]


Older people in Ireland require extensive dental treatment due to lack of oral care, leading dentist warns

Older people in Ireland require extensive dental treatment due to lack of oral care, leading dentist warns

One of Ireland’s most senior dentists has warned that older people are requiring extensive dental treatment as a result of a lack of oral care. Dr Anne Twomey, vice president of the Irish Dental Association, warned that elderly people are suffering from severe dental issues as a direct result of a poor diet and restricted […]


New research reveals shockingly high sugar content of breakfast cereals

New research reveals shockingly high sugar content of breakfast cereals

New research has revealed that some of the nation’s favourite breakfast cereals have a shockingly high sugar content. In some cases, more than third of the ingredients was made up of sugar. The data, which has been published by campaign group, Action on Sugar in partnership with Consensus Action on Salt and Health, named Kellogg’s […]


Chocolate Bars to Shrink By 20 Percent to Comply With New Sugar Guidelines

Chocolate Bars to Shrink By 20 Percent to Comply With New Sugar Guidelines

Leading confectionery companies such as Mars, Nestle and Cadbury have revealed plans to reduce the size of their leading brands of chocolate brands by a fifth in order to meet new Public Health England guidelines regarding sugar content. During a meeting with Public Health England officials various strategies were mooted in order to reduce sugar […]