Archive for the ‘Oral health’ Category

Norfolk Health Chiefs Urged to Focus on Oral Health

Norfolk Health Chiefs Urged to Focus on Oral Health

Health chiefs in Norfolk have been urged to invest more money into oral health services to try and reduce the number of people suffering from dental decay in the area. Members of NHS England and the Norfolk Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee have urged local health authorities to launch a new campaign to raise awareness […]


British Dental Health Foundation Highlights Neglect As Cause of Alarming Rates of Decay Among Children

British Dental Health Foundation Highlights Neglect As Cause of Alarming Rates of Decay Among Children

The UK’s leading dental charity, the British Dental Health Foundation, has suggested that child neglect is a major cause of the alarming rates of child dental issues. The allegation comes after it was revealed that almost 500 children are being admitted for hospital treatment for dental conditions every week in the UK. Figures from the […]


Decay a Growing Problem in The UK, as 500 Children are Taken into Hospital Every Week

Decay a Growing Problem in The UK, as 500 Children are Taken into Hospital Every Week

In the vast majority of cases, tooth decay is completely preventable, yet 500 children are being hospitalised every week in the UK for dental health problem according to the most recent figures. Figures from the NHS show that almost 500 children are taken into UK hospitals every week due to dental decay. Many require tooth […]


Dental decay the leading cause of non-urgent hospital admissions in Brent children

Dental decay the leading cause of non-urgent hospital admissions in Brent children

Figures have confirmed that tooth decay is the leading cause of non-urgent hospital admissions for children in Brent. According to the latest research, almost half of children living in the borough have signs of tooth decay, despite the fact that the disease is completely preventable. The alarming findings have prompted Brent Council to take immediate […]


Bournemouth Councillor Urges Others To Attend Regular Check-Ups Following Mouth Cancer Diagnosis

Bournemouth Councillor Urges Others To Attend Regular Check-Ups Following Mouth Cancer Diagnosis

A councillor from Bournemouth is urging dental patients to visit their dentist for regular check-ups after he was diagnosed with mouth cancer. Councillor Roger West is currently undergoing treatment after he was diagnosed with the disease following a routine dental check-up. Mr West said that he had absolutely no symptoms and was feeling fine when […]


Tayside Health Chiefs All Smiles as Latest Figures Show Oral Health Improvements

Tayside Health Chiefs All Smiles as Latest Figures Show Oral Health Improvements

Health chiefs in Tayside are all smiles as the latest figures show major improvements in children’s’ oral health in the region. The most recent figures show that 63.2 per cent of children in primary one and 74.9 per cent of primary two children are free from decay; these figures exceed the national target of 60 […]


Kidderminster Parents Encouraged To Look After Their Children’s Oral Health

Kidderminster Parents Encouraged To Look After Their Children’s Oral Health

Parents in Kidderminster are being invited to attend informal sessions about oral health today at Tree Tops Children’s Centre. Oral health experts will be attending the sessions, which run from 9.30am until 3.30 pm, to offer children dental checks and provide parents with information about oral hygiene, healthy eating and encouraging children to give up […]


Scottish Dental Practices Prepare For Childsmile’s Summer Campaign

Scottish Dental Practices Prepare For Childsmile’s Summer Campaign

Dental practices across Scotland are preparing to launch this summer’s Childsmile campaign with the aim of raising awareness of the importance of children’s oral health and getting kids involved in Childsmile events. Practices across the country will be converted into kid’s zones to educate and engage children and encourage them to adopt positive habits to […]


Paediatric Dental Experts Call For Talks With Government Following ITV Documentary

Paediatric Dental Experts Call For Talks With Government Following ITV Documentary

The British Society of Paediatric Dentistry (BSPD) has called for talks with representatives from the Department of Health following the airing of a documentary called The Dentists on ITV. The programme followed members of staff working at the University of Manchester Dental Hospital and highlighted some of the key oral health issues facing dentists in […]


What’s The Ideal Age To Take Your Kids To See A Dentist?

What’s The Ideal Age To Take Your Kids To See A Dentist?

A survey was recently undertaken of almost 500 parents with under 12’s to check whether people had an understanding of how often and how young you should take your child to the dentist. It found that almost half didn’t take their kids regularly. One in five wrongly understood that they had to take their children […]