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Scottish tap water receives stamp of approval from the Oral Health Foundation

Scottish tap water receives stamp of approval from the Oral Health Foundation

Scotland has become the first nation in the world to have its tap water recognised for its ability to promote healthy smiles. Scottish tap water has been given the seal of approval by the Oral Health Foundation after Scottish Water submitted evidence, which supported a link between tap water and healthier teeth. The news was […]


Dentaid confirms 10 new clinic dates for those struggling to access dental care in Kirklees

Dentaid confirms 10 new clinic dates for those struggling to access dental care in Kirklees

Oral health charity, Dentaid, has confirmed ten new clinic dates for those struggling to access dental care in the Kirklees area of West Yorkshire. The charity conducted one-off free dental clinics for patients who weren’t registered with a dentist a couple of years ago, and the programme has since expanded with the help of funding […]


New research suggests dental X-rays may increase thyroid cancer risk

New research suggests dental X-rays may increase thyroid cancer risk

New research suggests that repeated dental X-rays can carry a risk of thyroid cancer and meningioma. A team of researchers based at Brighton and Sussex Medical School found that repeated exposure to dental X-rays contributed to a small increase in the risk of developing thyroid cancer and meningioma, a form of tumour, which develops in […]


Patients urged to take advantage of free oral cancer checks in Binley Woods

Patients urged to take advantage of free oral cancer checks in Binley Woods

Patients in Binley Woods are being encouraged to take advantage of free oral cancer checks in November to support Mouth Cancer Action Month.  Binley Woods Dentistry will be offering free check-ups during the weeks ahead to raise awareness of mouth cancer and encourage as many people as possible to get checked out. Oral cancer screening […]


Warrington Hospital invites patients to attend free mouth cancer screening

Warrington Hospital invites patients to attend free mouth cancer screening

Warrington Hospital is offering free mouth cancer screening this month to support Mouth Cancer Action Month.  A campaign run by the Oral Health Foundation and the Mouth Cancer Foundation, the annual initiative aims to educate people about the causes and symptoms of mouth cancer and promote screening and regular dental checks.  Hospital practitioner, Stephen Porter, […]


Mouth cancer diagnoses reach record high

Mouth cancer diagnoses reach record high

The number of patients being diagnosed with mouth cancer has reached a record high after a tenth annual successive rise in cases.  Following the release of new figures, which show that the number of people affected has risen for the tenth year in a row, the Oral Health Foundation has described the situation as an […]


NHS Grampian drafts in private dentists to tackle mounting waiting lists

NHS Grampian drafts in private dentists to tackle mounting waiting lists

NHS Grampian has hired private dentists to try and reduce the number of patients waiting for treatment. The trust has come to an agreement with The Aberdeen Clinic, which will see the firm paid over £500,000 over the next 6 months.  The board has decided to take action to combat waiting lists in the oral […]


The coolest on the catwalk: Cara the tiger shows off new gold fang

The coolest on the catwalk: Cara the tiger shows off new gold fang

A tiger that was rescued from a house in Italy is sporting a brand new gold fang after undergoing treatment provided by a team of international dental experts.  Cara, a 6-year-old tiger, was saved from a house in Mugnano in 2013, and she has since settled at the Tierart Tiger Station in Massweiler, Germany. Over […]


New orthodontic practice could open in vacant Sleaford shopping units

New orthodontic practice could open in vacant Sleaford shopping units

The owners of an orthodontic chain based in Yorkshire have submitted plans to convert two vacant retail units into a brand new clinic in Sleaford.  If plans are approved by the council, Trinity House Orthodontics will open a new practice in units 11 and 12 at the Riverside Shopping Precinct. The units are currently empty, […]


Teenage patient raises concerns over access to orthodontic treatment in Wales after waiting over 6 years for braces

Teenage patient raises concerns over access to orthodontic treatment in Wales after waiting over 6 years for braces

A desperate dental patient from Llanbadarn, Wales, has contacted the BBC after waiting over six years for orthodontic treatment.  Thomas Kendell was 12 years old when he was told he needed braces, but more than six years later, he still hasn’t started treatment. Preparing to start university, Thomas is now desperate to get the treatment […]