Archive for the ‘Oral health’ Category

West Oxfordshire Dental Patients Advised To Visit The Tooth Bus

West Oxfordshire Dental Patients Advised To Visit The Tooth Bus

Residents of West Oxfordshire who have not visited a dentist for more than two years are being invited to visit the tooth bus, as it tours around the area. The tooth bus will be in the region towards the end of the month as part of its tour around the county. The tooth bus has […]


Study Links Gum Disease In Pregnancy To Elevated Oestrogen Levels

Study Links Gum Disease In Pregnancy To Elevated Oestrogen Levels

A new research study has linked gum disease in pregnancy to elevated levels of the hormone oestrogen. The authors of the study found that women who have higher than normal levels of oestrogen are at risk of developing gum disease. Researchers found that women in all trimesters of pregnancy were more likely to suffer from […]


Patients In Oxfordshire Urged To Visit The Toothbus For A Free Check-Up

Patients In Oxfordshire Urged To Visit The Toothbus For A Free Check-Up

Patients in Oxfordshire are being urged to visit the toothbus to take advantage of a free check-up. The toothbus parked in Barton yesterday and patients will be able to visit the mobile dental unit at Barton Community Centre until Thursday morning; the unit will then travel to the Roundabout Centre on Waynflete Road, where it […]


Dental Public Health Consultant Celebrating New Year’s Honour

Dental Public Health Consultant Celebrating New Year’s Honour

Dr Colette Bridgman, a consultant in Dental Public Health, is celebrating after receiving an MBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours List. Dr Bridgman was the only dentist to be honoured in the list, she received an MBE in recognition of her services to oral health and the dental industry. A new initiative in Rochdale […]


Visiting The Hygienist Can Reduce Premature Birth Risk By A Third

Visiting The Hygienist Can Reduce Premature Birth Risk By A Third

New research has suggested that visiting a dental hygienist can reduce the risk of premature birth by up to a third. Previous studies have revealed a link between poor oral health and premature birth risk; however, the link between the two has been unclear. Doctors have established that severe gum infections increased the production of […]


Mother Receives Visit From Social Services After Son Misses Dental Appointment

Mother Receives Visit From Social Services After Son Misses Dental Appointment

A mother of four from Millom has received a visit from social services after her nine year old son missed a dental appointment. Janet Gardner was visited by social workers after her son Leon missed a dental appointment;Leon was due to attend a check-up at Horn Hill Dental Practice a few weeks ago, but his […]


Make Flossing And Brushing Your New Year’s Resolutions

Make Flossing And Brushing Your New Year’s Resolutions

Christmas is just around the corner and once the festivities have died down it will be time to celebrate New Year, but what will your New Year’s resolutions be? Dentists are urging people to remember their health when making resolutions this year and suggest making more of an effort to brush and floss your teeth. […]


Loyola Dentist Calls For Further Research Into Coffee Benefits

Loyola Dentist Calls For Further Research Into Coffee Benefits

A dentist from Loyola has called for further research after a study revealed that drinking coffee could help to reduce the risk of oral cancer. The study, which was carried out by the American Cancer Society, suggested that drinking a large amount of coffee could reduce the risk of oral cancer by up to 50 […]


US Researchers Claim That Coffee Cuts Oral Cancer Risk

US Researchers Claim That Coffee Cuts Oral Cancer Risk

Researchers in America claim that drinking coffee could reduce the risk of oral cancer by up to 50 per cent. New research carried out by a team at the American Cancer Society in Atlanta,Georgia, showed that drinking coffee four times a day cuts the risk of mouth cancer by up to 50 per cent; the […]


Study Dispels Myth That Snuff Reduces The Risk Of Cavities

Study Dispels Myth That Snuff Reduces The Risk Of Cavities

A study has dispelled the myth that snuff reduces the risk of cavities. There was some suggestion that using snuff could help to reduce cavities; however, a recent study carried out at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, has found that using snuff can actually increase the risk of cavities because […]