Archive for the ‘Oral health’ Category

Why Brushing Your Teeth Could Save Your Life

Why Brushing Your Teeth Could Save Your Life

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Louisville School of Medicine suggests that brushing your teeth could be even more important than first thought. Their research claims that good oral hygiene could reduce your risk of suffering a stroke. A team of researchers analysed data from patients admitted to hospital with an […]


Action on Sugar Flags Up Shocking Sugar Content in High Street Hot Drinks

Action on Sugar Flags Up Shocking Sugar Content in High Street Hot Drinks

Dentists are well-known for warning their patients about the dangers of fizzy drinks, but new research carried out by Action on Sugar may prompt renewed guidelines. The charity, which has long been campaigning for a sugar tax to be introduced in the UK to battle rising rates of obesity, childhood dental decay and type 2 […]


Is it Time to Swap Your Electric Toothbrush for a Manual Model?

Is it Time to Swap Your Electric Toothbrush for a Manual Model?

It’s a popular belief that electric toothbrushes do a better job and while this may often be the case, dentists are worried that many people are not using their brushes properly and this is contributing to oral health problems. Electric toothbrushes are designed to use electrical power to clean the tooth thoroughly. However, dentists are […]


New Study Suggests Chewing Gum Could Cut NHS Dental Spending

New Study Suggests Chewing Gum Could Cut NHS Dental Spending

A new study has suggested that chewing gum could save the NHS millions of pounds each year. The research claims that more than £8 million could be saved annually if all 12-year-olds chewed sugar free gum after they eat or drink. The study, which was carried out by researchers at Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of […]


Survey Reveals Worrying Attitude to Sugar Consumption Amongst Worcestershire Adults

Survey Reveals Worrying Attitude to Sugar Consumption Amongst Worcestershire Adults

A new survey has highlighted a worrying attitude to sugar consumption in Worcester. According to new research from Ricola, just six percent of adults have become more aware of their sugar consumption in the last year. This was the lowest figure nationally. The survey, which was carried out by Ricola as part of their Sugar […]


Oldham Pupils Get a Lesson in Oral Hygiene

Oldham Pupils Get a Lesson in Oral Hygiene

Pupils at Spring Meadows Children’s Centre in Oldham were treated to a different kind of lesson last week, when the team from mydentist in Lees Road paid a visit. The team arrived with a unique dental classroom designed to teach the children about what happens when you see a dentist and get them used to […]


German Dentists Concerned Over Impact of Migrants’ Oral Health Problems

German Dentists Concerned Over Impact of Migrants’ Oral Health Problems

Dentists in Germany have warned that standards of oral health among migrants could have severe implications for taxpayers. Many dentists have reported severe dental health problems among the new migrant population, which is likely to cost German taxpayers a significant amount of money in the coming years. Knuth Wolf, chief of the dentists association in […]


Dental Therapists Support Junk Food Advertising Ban

Dental Therapists Support Junk Food Advertising Ban

The British Association of Dental Therapists (BADT) has given its support to a campaign to ban television advertising for junk food products before 9 o’clock. The British Heart Foundation has appealed to the government to include the ban in its new Childhood Obesity Strategy, which is expected to be released in the coming weeks. Research […]


NHS England Sets the Precedent as Plans to Impose Sugar Tax are Announced

NHS England Sets the Precedent as Plans to Impose Sugar Tax are Announced

NHS England has set a precedent by becoming the first organisation to impose a sugar tax on certain products. Sugary drinks sold in hospital cafes and community medical centres in England will carry a levy in the coming years, it has been confirmed. Chief executive of NHS England, Simon Stevens, confirmed that a 20% sugar […]


Cardigan Dentists Urge Parents to Promote Healthy Eating at Home

Cardigan Dentists Urge Parents to Promote Healthy Eating at Home

A Cardigan dental team is encouraging parents to promote healthy eating at home in a bid to reduce rates of tooth decay and educate children about the importance of eating a healthy diet. The team from mydentist is working with community organisations and parents to teach children about which foods are good and bad for you […]