Archive for the ‘Oral health’ Category

Glasgow dental patient thanks life-saving dentist after crippling toothache turns out to be a tumour

Glasgow dental patient thanks life-saving dentist after crippling toothache turns out to be a tumour

A dental patient from Glasgow has thanked his dentist for saving his life. William Murdoch, 53, is due to have surgery to remove a cancerous lump, which was discovered after he visited his dentist with crippling toothache. Mr Murdoch, a butcher, decided to go to the dentist after developing severe toothache. His dentist, Catriona Amadel, […]


Scientists issue warning over link between using e-cigs and gum disease

Scientists issue warning over link between using e-cigs and gum disease

Scientists have issued a warning over the safety of using e-cigarettes. Researchers suggest that using e-cigs can increase the risk of gum disease, and even oral cancer. Experts from the University of California believe that vaping can damage the surface cells in the gums, increasing the risk of gum disease. Analysis revealed that nanoparticles released […]


Cumbria County Council delays fluoride decision

Cumbria County Council delays fluoride decision

Councillors from Cumbria County Council will delay making a decision on water fluoridation until the findings of a study have been revealed. Members of the council’s cabinet claim that they need more information about the impact of fluoridation on a local scale before they make a decision on the future of fluoridation in the area. […]


New survey reveals cost is a barrier for Americans who need dental treatment

New survey reveals cost is a barrier for Americans who need dental treatment

A new survey has revealed that Americans are more likely to forgo a visit to the dentist that any other type of medical appointment. Research revealed that working-age adults are particularly susceptible to missing out on dental care; 13 percent of American adults in this category are likely to put off going to the dentist […]


NICE recommends school brushing programmes to improve standards of oral health

NICE recommends school brushing programmes to improve standards of oral health

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has recommended supervised brushing schemes in schools in a bid to improve standards of oral health among the nation’s children. According to represenatives of the watchdog, schools should teach children how to brush their teeth and supervise brushing at school to try and tackle rising rates […]


Barry MP calls for more local NHS dental surgeries

Barry MP calls for more local NHS dental surgeries

Barry MP, Alun Cairns, has called for more NHS dental surgeries in the local area to improve access to dental services. Mr Cairns is writing to Cardiff and Vale University Health Board to highlight issues with access after spending time with the dental team at Waterfront Dental. Mr Cairns said that he was made aware […]


NHS Orkney donates dental equipment to Dentaid

NHS Orkney donates dental equipment to Dentaid

Representatives from NHS Orkney have donated equipment to help the international efforts of Dentaid. The health board has put together a kit, which contains an array of vital instruments, to aid efforts in countries like Nepal and Cambodia. The kit was originally a donation to the board in the days when it covered a larger […]


Children’s tooth brushing programme is a success, nurseries claim

Children’s tooth brushing programme is a success, nurseries claim

A tooth brushing programme, which was undertaken in nurseries across the country, has been a success, participants claim. The Smiles4Children scheme, which was trialled by 68 nurseries and 20 childminders around the country, was designed to identify the best ways to encourage young children to brush their teeth. The nurseries involved in the programme were […]


Kingsbridge dental duo returns from Kenya mission

Kingsbridge dental duo returns from Kenya mission

A dental duo from Kingsbridge has returned from a charity mission in Kenya. Last month, dentist Kasia Stawowy and dental nurse Millie Gordon, from Kingsbridge Dental Centre, travelled to Kenya with the charity Smile Star. The aim of the trip was to provide dental treatment to people living in the remote villages close to the […]


Dental programme hailed a success by prisoners in Scotland

Dental programme hailed a success by prisoners in Scotland

A new dental programme has been hailed a success by prisoners in Scotland. Dentists from Dundee University have been working with prisoners at Perth Prison as part of a project named People in Prison. The group of professionals has spent time with inmates, teaching them about oral health matters and encouraging them to brush up […]