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Researchers link dental decay and gum disease risk to genetic factors

Researchers link dental decay and gum disease risk to genetic factors

A new research study, which has been conducted by an international team of scientists, including those based at the University of Bristol, has discovered that genetics may play a role in determining gum disease and dental decay risk. It is well-documented that two people who have similar diets and oral hygiene regimes can end up […]


South Lakes MP chairs dental access crisis debate in parliament

South Lakes MP chairs dental access crisis debate in parliament

South Lakes MP, Tim Farron, chaired a parliamentary debate on the dental access crisis in Cumbria on Wednesday 3rd July. Mr Farron, who has raised concerns over a lack of NHS dental places in the region in the past, debated the subject of dental access with government ministers. Cumbria is the one of the worst […]


Popular Bushey dental hygienist retires after 60 years of service

Popular Bushey dental hygienist retires after 60 years of service

A hugely popular and well-respected dental hygienist from Bushey has retired after 61 years of service. Kenneth Walter, who is now 80, has retired after spending six decades treating patients at dental practices and prisons across the country. Most recently, Mr Walter was part of the team at Smith and Luck in Bushey, but he […]


Prestatyn dental practice donates proceeds of open day to local neonatal unit

Prestatyn dental practice donates proceeds of open day to local neonatal unit

A Prestatyn dental surgery has donated the proceeds of an open day to a local neonatal intensive care unit. The team at Prestatyn Dental organised the event, which took place on June 22nd, to thank local people for extending a warm welcome to the town. Located in the premises formerly occupied by mydentist, the independent […]


Bupa confirms pay rise for dental nurses

Bupa confirms pay rise for dental nurses

The UK’s second largest dental provider, Bupa, has confirmed that it will increase salaries for dental nurses. Bupa Dental Care made the announcement as part of an ongoing commitment to improve pay and benefits for employees. Since 2017, when Bupa acquired Oasis Dental Care, the firm has been working to encourage employees to take advantage […]


Kingsclere dental team all smiles following awards success

Kingsclere dental team all smiles following awards success

A dental team from Kingsclere is all smiles after celebrating winning a prestigious award. The team from Imogen Dental, which is located on North Street, was crowned the winner of the Dental Practice of the Year (North/Central England) award at the National Dental Awards. This is the third consecutive year the practice has scooped gongs […]


1 in 4 British adults don’t brush twice a day, new survey suggests

1 in 4 British adults don’t brush twice a day, new survey suggests

A new survey suggests that more than a quarter of British adults don’t brush their teeth twice a day. A poll conducted by Simplyhealth revealed that 27% of people don’t brush twice-daily, and a third don’t floss. More than 40% of employees said they had taken time off in the last 12 months as a […]


New study links computer use to elevated risk of oral disease in teens

New study links computer use to elevated risk of oral disease in teens

A new study has argued that teenagers who use computers for prolonged periods of time on a daily basis are at risk of oral diseases. Researchers found that using a computer for at least three hours a day can put teens at risk of dental problems like decay and gum disease. The research team found […]


Dentists warn over ‘access crisis’ in Wales, as patients struggle to register with NHS practices

Dentists warn over ‘access crisis’ in Wales, as patients struggle to register with NHS practices

The British Dental Association has issued a warning over an “access crisis” as more and more patients struggle to find practices offering NHS places in Wales. Research suggests that only 1 in 6 dental practices in Wales are accepting new NHS dental patients. Just over 25% of practices currently have NHS child places available. In […]


Dental experts encourage parents to offer young children vegetables instead of fruit pouches

Dental experts encourage parents to offer young children vegetables instead of fruit pouches

Experts from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health are urging parents of young children to offer them vegetables instead of pre-packed, ready-made fruit pouches and jars. The body warned that some fruit flavoured products that are aimed at babies and toddlers contain a lot of added sugars, as well as natural sugars that […]