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Dental experts describe illegal tooth whitening as a ‘health gamble’

Dental experts describe illegal tooth whitening as a ‘health gamble’

Experts from the British Dental Association have described illegal tooth whitening as a ‘health gamble.’ As more and more people look for ways to brighten their smiles and interest in whitening products increases, the association has stepped up its campaign to raise awareness of the potential risks of illegal whitening and to encourage people who […]


New survey suggests middle-aged Scots are falling through the net, as initiatives focus on children’s oral health

New survey suggests middle-aged Scots are falling through the net, as initiatives focus on children’s oral health

A new survey suggests that middle-aged Scots are falling through the net, as oral health initiatives are focused on children and older people. New research showed that that average middle-aged adult in Scotland has more than 10 fillings and just 14 healthy teeth. The study, which involved more than 3,100 adults aged over 45, revealed […]


Anglesey dental surgery could close, as retiring dentist struggles to find replacement

Anglesey dental surgery could close, as retiring dentist struggles to find replacement

The future of a dental surgery in Menai Bridge, Anglesey is hanging in the balance, as the owner, who is retiring, is struggling to find a replacement. Henri Maerivoet has been forced to retire due to health reasons, and his Bridge Street practice will have to close if a suitable replacement cannot be found before […]


TOWIE star Chloe Meadows lends support to charity event hosted by Woodford Green dentist

TOWIE star Chloe Meadows lends support to charity event hosted by Woodford Green dentist

Chloe Meadows, from ITV’s hit series The Only Way is Essex, is set to appear at a charity event hosted by a local dentist on Friday 3rd May. Chloe, who is currently appearing in the 24th series of the reality show, will be lending her support to the team at Woodford House Dental Practice by […]


Study links childhood dental infections to increase heart disease risk

Study links childhood dental infections to increase heart disease risk

A study has linked childhood dental infections to an increased risk of heart disease in later life. Research conducted as part of The Cardiovascular Risk in Young Finns Study revealed that children that suffer from oral conditions, such as gum disease and decay, are more likely to develop risk factors for strokes and heart attacks […]


Kettering General Hospital announces £1.8 million project to expand maxillofacial and orthodontic departments

Kettering General Hospital announces £1.8 million project to expand maxillofacial and orthodontic departments

Health chiefs have confirmed funding worth £1.8 million for a new maxillofacial and orthodontic unit at Kettering General Hospital. The new facility will be approximately double the size of the existing unit and the department will be kitted out with the latest equipment, including a cone beam CT scanner, a 3D printer and an intra-oral […]


Dentists in India may be forced to stand in for doctors amid widespread shortage

Dentists in India may be forced to stand in for doctors amid widespread shortage

Dentists may be forced to stand in for doctors in India amid a widespread shortage of medical professionals. The government is considering introducing a new course, which would be designed to bridge the gap between medicine and dentistry, to allow dentists to take on some of the family healthcare services offered by community doctors. The […]


Rates of tooth extraction highest among Ipswich children in the East of England

Rates of tooth extraction highest among Ipswich children in the East of England

Children from Ipswich are more likely to need teeth extracting than those living in other parts of the East of England, new research has revealed. New data shows that rates of tooth extraction in the town are the highest in the region. Figures from Public Health England suggest that 238 extractions were carried out in […]


British Dental Association criticises the government, as thousands join waiting lists for NHS practices

British Dental Association criticises the government, as thousands join waiting lists for NHS practices

The British Dental Association has criticised the government, as thousands of patients all over the country join waiting lists for NHS dental practices. The latest statistics show that several regions are experiencing severe dentist shortages, with almost 50,000 patients in Cornwall alone unable to register with an NHS dental surgery. Henrik Overgaard-Nielsen, chair of the […]


Fears for Portsmouth children, as dental check-up attendance rate drops

Fears for Portsmouth children, as dental check-up attendance rate drops

Health experts in Portsmouth have expressed fears for children, as new figures suggest that the number of youngsters attending dental appointments has fallen. Recent statistics from Public Health England showed that only 55.3% of children in Portsmouth visited a dentist last year. This is a decrease on the previous year, and a lower figure than […]