Archive for the ‘Oral health’ Category

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 […]


Leading dentists reveal the grizzly truth about neglecting teeth cleaning

Leading dentists reveal the grizzly truth about neglecting teeth cleaning

A clutch of dentists has contributed to an article warning patients what happens when you neglect to brush your teeth. Dr Ken Harris, Dr Sameer Patel and Dr Adam Thorne have shed light on the grizzly truth about what happens to your teeth when you don’t brush them frequently. Dentists recommend twice-daily brushing, but many […]


Dentist Forced to Resign After Possibly Infecting Veterans with HIV and Hepatitis

Dentist Forced to Resign After Possibly Infecting Veterans with HIV and Hepatitis

A dentist at a Veterans Affairs hospital in Tomah, Wisconsin, has resigned from his duties after reports revealed he may have infected up to 600 patients with dirty equipment. Some of the diseases feared to have been exposed include HIV, hepatitis B and C. Now patients are expected to wait anxiously for the results of […]


Chewing Food Key to Prevention of Oral Infections Research Finds

Chewing Food Key to Prevention of Oral Infections Research Finds

New research has shown that proper chewing of food can improve immunity against different kinds of oral infection. The research team carried out the research at the University of Manchester and were led by Dr Joanne Konkel. The new study was recently published in the journal Immunity. It found that mastication can stimulate the release […]


Is toothache making your life a misery?

Is toothache making your life a misery?

Many of us are guilty of trying to ignore pain, and battle on. We secretly hope that the pain will subside and magically, we’ll make a full recovery without any need for treatment. With toothache, there’s a good chance that your pain is masking something more sinister, and dentists are eager for patients to react […]