Archive for the ‘Oral health’ Category

Dental experts encourage parents to offer young children vegetables instead of fruit pouches

Dental experts encourage parents to offer young children vegetables instead of fruit pouches

Experts from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health are urging parents of young children to offer them vegetables instead of pre-packed, ready-made fruit pouches and jars. The body warned that some fruit flavoured products that are aimed at babies and toddlers contain a lot of added sugars, as well as natural sugars that […]


New study suggests that a quarter of Brits are willing to share their toothbrush

New study suggests that a quarter of Brits are willing to share their toothbrush

A new study suggests that more than a quarter of Brits are willing to share their toothbrush. The poll, which was carried out by the Oral Health Foundation in conjunction with Phillips for National Smile Month, revealed that 26% of participants would be open to sharing their toothbrush with a friend, a family member, or […]


Are you familiar with the signs of oral cancer?

Are you familiar with the signs of oral cancer?

Did you know that oral cancer kills more people in the UK than cervical and testicular cancer combined? Unfortunately, public awareness of mouth cancer is poor, and this means that many cases are diagnosed at an advanced stage. Lancashire dentist, Dr Richard Ho from Synergy Dental Clinics, recently appeared in the local press to answer […]


Irish dentists criticise new oral health policy

Irish dentists criticise new oral health policy

Irish dentists have criticised the government’s new oral health policy, describing it as a ‘starting point’ rather than a viable long-term plan. The Irish Dental Association has taken time to review the policy, which was introduced by ministers in April, and the feedback will not come as welcome news for the government. Dentists have suggested […]


Tooth-cleaning foods to add to your diet

Tooth-cleaning foods to add to your diet

Most of us are aware that sugary treats and indulgent desserts are bad for our teeth, but have you ever thought about foods that are good for your teeth? We often focus on sweets, cakes and chocolate when talking about diet and oral health, but there are many foods you can add to your diet […]


The Oral Health Foundation urges dental professionals to get involved in National Smile Month 2019

The Oral Health Foundation urges dental professionals to get involved in National Smile Month 2019

The Oral Health Foundation is encouraging dental professionals all over the country to get involved in National Smile Month 2019. The charity’s annual event will take place between the 13th May and the 13th June. This year, the Oral Health Foundation is hoping that the campaign will reach up to 50 million people. The aim […]


Brave dentist to battle the soaring heat of the Sahara Desert to raise money for the Mouth Cancer Foundation

Brave dentist to battle the soaring heat of the Sahara Desert to raise money for the Mouth Cancer Foundation

A brave dentist from Bracknell is preparing to battle the soaring heat of the Sahara Desert to raise money for the Mouth Cancer Foundation. Bob To, from Blueberry Dental Surgery, will compete in the famous Marathon des Sables to support the cause. One of the most gruelling endurance battles in the world, the Marathon des […]


Doncaster takes the unenviable title of England’s worst town for childhood dental decay

Doncaster takes the unenviable title of England’s worst town for childhood dental decay

Doncaster has been named as England’s worst place for childhood dental decay. Recent figures show that extraction rates are five times higher than the national average in the South Yorkshire town. Statistics suggest that more than 90% of dental extractions carried out in English hospitals are due to extensive decay, despite the fact that the […]


The Oral Health Foundation urges the public to be more vigilant, as study highlights lack of mouth cancer awareness

The Oral Health Foundation urges the public to be more vigilant, as study highlights lack of mouth cancer awareness

The Oral Health Foundation has urged the public to be more mouth aware, as a study highlights a widespread lack of awareness of the causes and symptoms of mouth cancer. A survey conducted by the charity found that a third of people are unaware that smoking causes oral cancer, with 57% unaware of the link […]


Dental professionals slam Netflix documentary linking root canal treatment to cancer

Dental professionals slam Netflix documentary linking root canal treatment to cancer

Dental professionals have urged streaming platforms to remove a documentary, which links root canal treatment to an increased risk of cancer. Dentists, researchers and specialist endodontists have slammed the makers of ‘Root Cause’ and accused streaming services of spreading inaccurate, potentially harmful messages. The film, which was made by Australian Frazer Bailey, documents the film-maker’s […]