Archive for the ‘Oral health’ Category

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 […]


Bristol residents most likely to have teeth extracted in the South West

Bristol residents most likely to have teeth extracted in the South West

New figures have suggested that Bristol residents are more likely to have teeth extracted than residents of any other towns and cities in the South West. New research from mydentist shows that the extraction rate in Bristol is the highest in the region. Rates in Bristol are 12.5 per 100 patients compared to an average […]


Mydentist research makes difficult reading for Hebburn residents

Mydentist research makes difficult reading for Hebburn residents

New research released by one of the UK’s leading dental providers, mydentist, has revealed that residents in Hebburn are more likely to lose more teeth than average. New figures show that standards of oral health are below average in the area. The extraction rate in Hebburn is 19.18 per 100 people compared to a national […]


Could scuba diving damage your teeth?

Could scuba diving damage your teeth?

A new study has suggested that scuba diving could damage your teeth. Researchers from the University of Buffalo have discovered that the popular underwater pursuit could increase the risk of damage to the teeth. Vinisha Ranna, lead author, suggested that the “awkward position” of the jaw combined with the action of clenching the teeth onto […]