Archive for the ‘Oral health’ Category

Swapping Fizzy Drinks for Water Reduces Diabetes Risk

Swapping Fizzy Drinks for Water Reduces Diabetes Risk

Dentists have been encouraging people to swap sugar-laden fizzy drinks for water for many years, but new research has revealed further benefits for sticking to plain water. Researchers at Harvard School of Public Health, found that women who drink plain water, rather than fizzy drinks, are less likely to develop diabetes, a life-threatening condition, which […]


A Third of Brits Cannot Afford to go to the Dentist

A Third of Brits Cannot Afford to go to the Dentist

A survey has revealed that a third of Brits struggle to afford dental treatment. The Bupa survey found that 34 percent of people do not visit their dentist on a regular basis as a result of cost and a third said that they had ended up in debt as a result of paying for dental […]


Spitting Tops List of BDHF Bad Habits Survey

Spitting Tops List of BDHF Bad Habits Survey

Spitting has topped a list of bad habits in a survey, which was carried out by the British Dental Health Foundation for National Smile Month. The survey, which focused on people in the South East of England, was designed to determine the worst habits. A third of people listed spitting as the worst habit, with […]


Washington Dental Nurse Preparing for Uganda Charity Mission

Washington Dental Nurse Preparing for Uganda Charity Mission

A dental nurse from Washington is preparing to swap the North East of England for Uganda after making arrangements to visit Africa with oral health charity, Dentaid. Danielle Brown, who is 22 and a dental nurse at the Oasis dental clinic in North Shields, will be travelling to Uganda this summer to help provide much-needed […]


Laser Treatment Holds the Key for Gum Disease Sufferers

Laser Treatment Holds the Key for Gum Disease Sufferers

Gum disease is incredibly common, with up to 90 percent of people expected to experience a bout of the condition at some point in their lives and 10 percent of people classed as ‘susceptible’ to the disease. Treatment for advanced gum disease is usually very complex and requires several appointments over a long period of […]


Dental Student on Course for Olympic Dream

Dental Student on Course for Olympic Dream

A dental student is firmly on course to achieve her Olympic dream after winning the 400 metre event at the Northern Ireland Senior Athletics Championships with ease. Joanna Mills, originally from Ballymena and a dental student at Queen’s University, Belfast, eased through the field to win the event, which took place at The Forum, comfortably, […]


Boston Residents Invited to Toothbrush Swap

Boston Residents Invited to Toothbrush Swap

Boston residents are invited to trade in their old toothbrushes for a new one at an event to celebrate National Smile Month today. The Boston Health Shop will be offering new toothbrushes in exchange for old ones between 10am and 2pm today. The event was organised by the oral health promotion team, which is part […]


Belper Residents Smiling as a Result of Dental Voucher Scheme

Belper Residents Smiling as a Result of Dental Voucher Scheme

Belper residents are showing off healthier smiles as a result of a dental voucher scheme, which was funded by the Department of Health. The voucher campaign, which was supported by the local press, aimed to target people who had not visited a dentist for the last two years and provided a free check-up with an […]


Canadian Dentists Working to Reduce Patient Anxiety

Canadian Dentists Working to Reduce Patient Anxiety

Dentists in Canada are working to reduce patient anxiety and encourage more people to attend regular dental appointments. Many people put off going to the dentist because they are afraid of having treatment or they have phobias of needles or the dreaded dental drills, but this increases the risk of oral diseases and the longer […]


Merry Hill Dental Practice Closes After Failing to Comply with CQC Guidelines

Merry Hill Dental Practice Closes After Failing to Comply with CQC Guidelines

A dental practice in Merry Hill has been closed down by the Care Quality Commission after failing to comply with important health and safety guidelines. The CQC made a number of recommendations following an unannounced visit to the practice, which is located in Embankment, in November last year. The CQC closed down Smile Dental Clinic […]