Archive for the ‘Oral health’ Category

Go Sober for October and Improve Your Smile

Go Sober for October and Improve Your Smile

There are numerous risks associated with drinking alcohol and the implications of drinking heavily over prolonged periods of time can be severe. This October, why not go sober and see how giving up could benefit your health? Cutting down on alcohol won’t just save money and give your health a boost, it can also make […]


Preparations Underway for 2015’s Mouth Cancer Action Month

Preparations Underway for 2015’s Mouth Cancer Action Month

Preparations are underway for the launch of this year’s Mouth Cancer Action Month campaign, which will take place in November. The British Dental Health Foundation is responsible for organising and running the campaign each year. Chief Executive Dr Nigel Carter OBE is encouraging dental professionals to get involved with this year’s campaign and do their bit to raise […]


Dental Nurse Admits 20 Charges of Poor Hygiene

Dental Nurse Admits 20 Charges of Poor Hygiene

A dental nurse from Daybrook, Nottinghamshire, has admitted 20 charges relating to poor hygiene. The offences in question took place when she was working with a dentist who caused the ‘biggest recall in NHS history’. Sally Hague worked alongside Desmond D’Mello, a dentist who allegedly reused gloves between patients and failed to decontaminate dental instruments. Ms Hague’s […]


New Figures Show Fall in Number of Adults Visiting a Dentist

New Figures Show Fall in Number of Adults Visiting a Dentist

New figures from the NHS Health and Social Care Information Centre have shown a fall in the number of adults visiting a dentist. The latest statistics show a 0.3 per cent fall in the proportion of UK adults who have visited a dentist in the last 2 years compared to the previous two year period […]


Gloucester Dentists Raise Concerns About People ‘Too Tired to Brush’

Gloucester Dentists Raise Concerns About People ‘Too Tired to Brush’

 Dentists in Gloucestershire have raised concerns about oral health risks after the publication of a survey suggesting people are too tired to brush their teeth in the evening. The survey revealed that 48% of participants had gone to bed without brushing their teeth and 39% blamed the lack of commitment to their oral hygiene routine on tiredness. 27% of […]


Deeplish Children Get a Lesson in Dental Hygiene

Deeplish Children Get a Lesson in Dental Hygiene

Children from Deeplish Playscheme were given a lesson in dental hygiene on the 11th August. The children were visited by Idrees Khan, who works for the NHS and travels around schools, nurseries and play centres educating children about oral hygiene and the importance of taking care of their teeth. Mr Khan said that he always […]


Australian Dental Association Issues Oral Health Warning to Sports Stars

Australian Dental Association Issues Oral Health Warning to Sports Stars

The Australian Dental Association has warned sports stars they may be risking their oral health by consuming sugar-laden, acidic energy drinks. Committee chair Dr Peter Alldritt has urged athletes to stick to water and avoid drinking sports drinks in a bid to reduce the risk of decay brought about by acid erosion. Many popular energy […]


Milton Keynes Dentist Backs Calls for Sugar Tax

Milton Keynes Dentist Backs Calls for Sugar Tax

Dentists from Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust are backing calls from the British Medical Association to introduce a 20% sugar tax on sugary drinks. The trust operates a number of dental clinics, including children’s centres, in Milton Keynes and dental professionals are eager to lend their support to new calls from the […]


Denplan Poll Reveals Alarming Oral Health Habits in the South East

Denplan Poll Reveals Alarming Oral Health Habits in the South East

A poll carried out by Denplan has revealed alarming oral hygiene habits in the South East of England. A survey involving more than 2,000 parents of children aged between 2 and 11 years old showed that a fifth of children have gone longer than a day without brushing their teeth. 15 percent went for two or more days without […]


Head teachers call for parents to take responsibility for their children’s oral health

Head teachers call for parents to take responsibility for their children’s oral health

Head teachers have called for parents to take responsibility for their children’s oral health amid calls to supervise teeth cleaning in schools. Russel Hobby, general secretary of the National Association of Head Teachers, is worried that teachers already have a lot to do without taking responsibility for children’s dental hygiene. Mr Hobby said that it […]