Archive for the ‘Oral health’ Category

Oral Cancer Sufferer Encourages Regular Appointments After Life Saving Check-Up

Oral Cancer Sufferer Encourages Regular Appointments After Life Saving Check-Up

A man from Birmingham is encouraging everyone to attend routine dental appointments after he was diagnosed with mouth cancer following a trip to the dentist. 48 year old David Brookes owes his life to his dentist after he made an appointment last year; he had been suffering from pain as a result of his teeth […]


Children’s Oral Health In Bolton Among Worse In UK

Children’s Oral Health In Bolton Among Worse In UK

Rates of decay in Bolton are among the worst in the UK, according to a recent report, which focused on children. According to a report, which was compiled by Public Health England, four out of ten five year old children in Bolton have signs of tooth decay, a figure, which is much higher than the […]


Toothbrush Alternative On The Market

Toothbrush Alternative On The Market

A global team of collaborators comprising dental experts, computer scientists and engineers have developed a new 3D tooth brush using advanced technology and materials. Blizzident, as it is called, gives a 3D teeth brushing experience within six seconds. To clean teeth, the person simply bites onto their custom-made Blizzident, grinding their teeth for six seconds. […]


Standards Of Oral Health Improving In St Helens

Standards Of Oral Health Improving In St Helens

Standards of oral health are improving in St Helens, according to a recent report. The report, which evaluates standards of oral health among five year old children across the country, revealed that children in St Helens have better oral health than average; the survey also disclosed that rates of decay have fallen significantly in the […]


Almost Half Of Welsh Residents Haven’t Been To A Dentist For Two Years

Almost Half Of Welsh Residents Haven’t Been To A Dentist For Two Years

A recent survey has revealed that almost half of the Welsh population has not seen a dentist within the last two years. Statistics shown by the Welsh Government showed that only 54.8 per cent of Welsh people visited an NHS dentist over the course of the last two years, despite the fact that dentists advise […]


Blackpool One Of The Worst Towns For Oral Hygiene

Blackpool One Of The Worst Towns For Oral Hygiene

A report has revealed that the oral hygiene of five year olds in Blackpool are some of the worst cases in the country. Public Health England found that almost 50% of the children in the town have had tooth decay. This is much higher than the countries average of 27.9%. Children in Blackpool tend to […]


A Decline In The Number Of English Five-Year-Olds With Tooth Decay

A Decline In The Number Of English Five-Year-Olds With Tooth Decay

Over a quarter of England’s five-year-olds are suffering with tooth decay. However, a recent survey suggests a decline in figures. Public Health England carried out the analysis, which examined the findings from 133,000 dental check-ups throughout England, which covered 21% of five-year-olds. The survey suggested that 27% of five-year-olds in the country suffered with tooth […]


Milk After Sugar Filled Cereals Could Prevent Dental Cavities

Milk After Sugar Filled Cereals Could Prevent Dental Cavities

Many cereals are a combination of refined starch and sugar, both of which are consumed and converted by dental bacteria, which strips the teeth of their minerals and strength. However, accompanying such breakfasts with a glass of milk could lessen the affects of the carbohydrates contained within the cereal. Research published in the ‘Journal of […]


Cavities In The Teeth Linked With A Smaller Risk Of Neck And Head Cancer

Cavities In The Teeth Linked With A Smaller Risk Of Neck And Head Cancer

Surprising findings from a recent study have found that those who suffer with more dental cavities are at a decreased risk of neck and head cancer in comparison with those who have a small number or no cavities at all. Cavities or caries, as they are also known, are the result of tooth decay. This […]


Could Bacteria Which Cause Gum Disease Worsen The Effects Of Arthritis?

Could Bacteria Which Cause Gum Disease Worsen The Effects Of Arthritis?

Research from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry and an international group of scientists from the European Union’s Gums and Joints project has discovered that Porphyromonas gingivalis bacterium heightens the progression of rheumatoid arthritis. This may mean earlier development of the disease, further cartilage and bone damage and faster progression of the disease. Scientists […]