Archive for the ‘Oral health’ Category

Dentists issue sugar warning, as autumnal drinks hit coffee shop menus

Dentists issue sugar warning, as autumnal drinks hit coffee shop menus

Dentists have once again issued a sugar warning after it was revealed that many popular autumnal drinks, which appear on menus at this time of year, contain more than the recommended daily sugar intake. Researchers discovered that some drinks on offer at chains like Costa and Starbucks contain up to 13 teaspoons of sugar. This […]


Italians blame negative dental headlines for fall in Prosecco sales

Italians blame negative dental headlines for fall in Prosecco sales

The largest Italian farming association, Coldiretti, has blamed uncertainty surrounding Brexit and negative headlines linked to dental health for a fall in prosecco sales. Exports of Italian prosecco have dropped for the first time in ten years, according to the latest sales figures. New statistics show that exports have fallen by 7 percent in the […]


US dental experts encourage patients to switch back to fluoride toothpaste, as figures suggest a dramatic increase in the popularity of fluoride-free products

US dental experts encourage patients to switch back to fluoride toothpaste, as figures suggest a dramatic increase in the popularity of fluoride-free products

Dental experts in the US are encouraging patients to switch back to fluoride toothpaste after figures revealed a dramatic increase in the popularity of fluoride-free products. The use of fluoride in toothpaste and the issue of water fluoridation stir up fervent debate in the US. There is a great deal of support for fluoride-free campaigns, […]


New study suggests seeing a dentist before cancer surgery reduces the risk of complications

New study suggests seeing a dentist before cancer surgery reduces the risk of complications

A new study suggests that seeing a dentist before cancer surgery could help to lower the risk of complications. Researchers at the University of Tokyo, Japan, found that patients who had seen a dentist in the run-up to surgery were less likely to develop complications, including pneumonia, following the procedure. The team discovered that patients […]


Survey suggests many of us have replaced 3 meals a day with snacking

Survey suggests many of us have replaced 3 meals a day with snacking

A new survey suggests that many of us have replaced three square meals a day with snacking. New research conducted by Listerine revealed that 29 percent of people admit to eating just one proper meal a day. Snacking has become so popular, that 47 percent of those surveyed said they thought about eating more than […]


Australian dentist highlights the dental damage caused by drinking alcohol

Australian dentist highlights the dental damage caused by drinking alcohol

Most people are aware that drinking can result in headaches and nausea, but have you ever thought about how alcohol affects your smile? Australian dentist, Dr Lewis Ehrlich, recently uploaded a photograph to his Facebook page to highlight the dangers of frequent or binge drinking. Many people are aware that eating sweets and drinking pop […]


New poll reveals most of us are too embarrassed to tell our friends they have bad breath

New poll reveals most of us are too embarrassed to tell our friends they have bad breath

A new poll has revealed that most of us are too embarrassed to tell our friends if they have bad breath. A survey conducted by Dentyl BB Mints suggested that up to 40 percent of young people had judged their friends’ poor oral hygiene before, yet two-thirds would be too embarrassed to talk to them […]


Does exercise increase your risk of dental decay?

Does exercise increase your risk of dental decay?

Exercise is often extolled as a natural tonic that boosts mental and physical wellbeing, but a new study has raised questions about its universal health benefits. While being active is proven to reduce the risk of a host of serious illnesses, researchers have discovered that exercise may be linked to a higher risk of tooth […]


Government advisers confirm expansion of HPV vaccination programme to include boys

Government advisers confirm expansion of HPV vaccination programme to include boys

Government advisers have confirmed a planned expansion of the current HPV vaccination programme to protect boys, as well as girls. Currently, teenage girls are vaccinated to protect against cervical cancer, but under new guidelines, the HPV vaccine will be available to boys. Advisers had previously rejected calls from doctors, dentists and health campaigners, with a […]


Could stress be damaging your teeth?

Could stress be damaging your teeth?

Most of us know that stress can stop us from sleeping and elevate our blood pressure, but did you know that stress can also affect your teeth? Many people who suffer from stress and anxiety grind their teeth, which increases the risk of tooth wear, chips, and jaw pain. Bruxism, the medical name for tooth […]