Archive for the ‘Oral health’ Category

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 […]


A million UK children reach the age of 8 without seeing a dentist

A million UK children reach the age of 8 without seeing a dentist

A new poll has revealed that a million children in the UK reach the age of 8 years old without seeing a dentist. The survey, which involved 2,000 families, found that 1 in 7 children haven’t seen a dentist by the age of 8 years old, despite advice from dentists recommending 6-monthly check-ups for children […]


Leading dentist calls for warning pictures on sugary products to target childhood decay

Leading dentist calls for warning pictures on sugary products to target childhood decay

One of the UK’s most senior dentists has called for warning pictures to be put on sugary products in a bid to reduce rates of tooth decay among children. Professor Nigel Hunt, Dean of dental faculty of the Royal College of Surgeons, believes that foods, which are known to rot teeth, should carry similar warnings […]


New research shows half of children from deprived areas of Scotland go to school with decay

New research shows half of children from deprived areas of Scotland go to school with decay

New research has highlighted the difference in standards of oral health between children living in affluent and deprived areas in Scotland. According to recent statistics, 68 per cent of children in Scotland have no symptoms of decay when they begin primary school; however, this falls to just over 50 per cent in deprived areas. Professor […]