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Study Suggests Fizzy Drinks As Harmful As ‘Meth Or Crack’ For Teeth

Study Suggests Fizzy Drinks As Harmful As ‘Meth Or Crack’ For Teeth

A study has suggested that glugging soda can be as harmful for your teeth as using meth or crack cocaine. The study, which was conducted by Dr Mohamed Bassiouny, from the Temple University School of Dentistry in Philadelphia. The study found that drinking fizzy drinks, even diet versions, can be as damaging to the teeth, […]


‘Misleading’ Listerine Mouthwash Advert Banned

‘Misleading’ Listerine Mouthwash Advert Banned

The Advertising Standards Agency has banned a Listerine mouthwash advert, claiming that it is ‘misleading’ to consumers. The radio advert, which claims that “brushing alone isn’t enough”, has been banned after some listeners complained that it was misleading and suggested to consumers that the product was essential for good oral health, which some people believed […]


Fewer People Visiting Dentist In North Essex

Fewer People Visiting Dentist In North Essex

A new poll has revealed that fewer people are visiting the dentist in North Essex; figures show that there were 6,000 fewer dental visits in the years leading up to March 2013 compared to figures leading up to March 2006. The decrease in the number of dental visits has been attributed to costs, which have […]


Bendigo Dental Patients Reliant On Emergency Hospital Care

Bendigo Dental Patients Reliant On Emergency Hospital Care

Figures show that dental patients in Bendigo are 2.8 times more likely to visit the Emergency Department for dental issues than patients living in urban areas. Researchers from La Trobe University are studying why adults in rural areas are likely to need urgent dental care after figures showed that 320 people visited the Emergency Department […]


Colgate Applies For Patent For New Caffeine Toothbrush

Colgate Applies For Patent For New Caffeine Toothbrush

Colgate has applied for a patent for a new toothbrush, which releases caffeine to enhance the user’s brushing experience. According to the manufacturers, the toothbrush would boast a caffeine patch, which would infuse the chemical into the mouth via the cheeks, gums and tongue as the user brushes. In the patent description, Colgate-Palmolive claims that […]


Calgary Dentists Say Cavity Increase Due To Cessation Of Water Fluoridation

Calgary Dentists Say Cavity Increase Due To Cessation Of Water Fluoridation

Dentists in Calgary claim that the increase in cavities among children over the last two years has been caused by the cessation of water fluoridation. Water fluoridation was stopped two years ago and dentists in the area claim that this was a huge mistake. Dr Sarah Hulland, the head of Alberta Academy of Paediatric Dentistry, […]


One To One Oral Health Sessions To Be Launched In Rochdale

One To One Oral Health Sessions To Be Launched In Rochdale

Dental patients in Rochdale, Middleton and Heywood are invited to attend free one-to-one oral health sessions as part of National Smile Month, which will run from 20th May to 20th June. The sessions will enable people to seek advice from dental professionals and discuss oral health issues, ways to prevent oral health problems and dental […]


Simplyhealth Survey Reveals Lack Of Awareness About Oral And General Health Links

Simplyhealth Survey Reveals Lack Of Awareness About Oral And General Health Links

A Simplyhealth survey has revealed a shocking lack of awareness about the importance of oral health among UK males. The survey, which involved 2,101 males, revealed that a large proportion of men are unaware of the link between oral and general health. The survey showed that 59 per cent of men had seen a dentist […]


Manchester Dentist Supports Calls For Free Dental Treatment For Mouth Cancer Patients

Manchester Dentist Supports Calls For Free Dental Treatment For Mouth Cancer Patients

A Manchester dentist has backed calls for free dental treatment for patients who have been diagnosed with mouth cancer. Tariq Drabu, owner of Langley Dental Practice in Middleton, has urged the Department of Health to offer free dental treatment for oral cancer patients. Mr Drabu is supporting pleas made by the British Dental Health Foundation; […]


Dental Experts Issue Warning Over Summer Foods

Dental Experts Issue Warning Over Summer Foods

Summer is around the corner and while this is great news for those looking forward to holidays and special occasions, it could be bad news for your teeth. Dental experts have warned that many popular summer foods can actually cause damage and wear to the teeth. The most recent Adult Dental Health Survey revealed that […]