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New study links fizzy drinks to elevated cardiovascular disease risk in women

New study links fizzy drinks to elevated cardiovascular disease risk in women

A new study suggests that women who consume fizzy drinks on a daily basis are more likely to develop cardiovascular disease.  Research carried out by the American Heart Association revealed that women who drink one or more fizzy drinks per day are 20% more likely to experience symptoms of cardiovascular disease. Women who consume any […]


UK dental practices to remain closed following lockdown update

UK dental practices to remain closed following lockdown update

UK dental practices are set to remain closed following the latest lockdown update. In an address broadcast on Sunday 10th May, Prime Minister Boris Johnson outlined tentative easing strategies, which will begin with some people going back to work and the introduction of unlimited outdoor exercise from Wednesday 13th May. The second phase, which is […]


American dentists prepare patients for their first trip back to dental offices

American dentists prepare patients for their first trip back to dental offices

Dentists in the US are preparing patients for their first trip back to the dental chair, as practices across several states reopen. Most dental offices closed in March as part of widespread lockdown measures, but more and more states are now opening up and easing down restrictions. Offices are up and running and dentists are […]


Dentists in Northern Ireland volunteer to help out in care homes

Dentists in Northern Ireland volunteer to help out in care homes

Over 70 dentists from Northern Ireland have volunteered to help out in care homes.  Care homes have been hit hard by the Covid-19 crisis, with many residents vulnerable to infection and severe side-effects due to their age and underlying health conditions. In Northern Ireland, 76 dental professionals have offered to help care workers by providing […]


UK charity accuses food manufacturers of pushing sugary products during lockdown

UK charity accuses food manufacturers of pushing sugary products during lockdown

UK charity, Action on Sugar, has accused manufacturers of capitalising on the Covid-19 outbreak by pushing sugary foods and drinks during lockdown.  Katharine Jenner, campaign director and nutritionist, has warned that standards of oral health will suffer as a result of the crisis, with many people tempted to grab quick and easy snacks while working […]


Kent dentist raises concerns over waiting times for patients

Kent dentist raises concerns over waiting times for patients

A dentist from Kent has raised concerns over waiting times for patients after lockdown measures are lifted. Dr Ryan Abbasi, from the Centre for Dentistry, said that patients who are looking to book a routine appointment could be waiting months to see a dentist once practices are allowed to reopen. Dr Abbasi said that it […]


UK dentists looking to learn from other countries, as lockdown measures are eased

UK dentists looking to learn from other countries, as lockdown measures are eased

Dentists in the UK are looking to learn from practitioners and policy-makers in other countries, as lockdown measures are eased over the coming months. Although there has been no change in guidelines for UK practices yet, dental bodies are observing what is happening in other nations very closely. In the US, practices have started to […]


England chief dental officer urges dentists to prepare for ‘new era of dental care’

England chief dental officer urges dentists to prepare for ‘new era of dental care’

England’s chief dental officer has urged dentists to prepare for a ‘new era of dental care’ after the Coronavirus crisis. In a letter sent out to dental professionals, Sara Hurley explained that public health concerns would limit the return to normal practice, with routine procedures and appointments expected to be delayed for several weeks. As […]


Patients in the East of England can now access urgent dental care at 32 locations

Patients in the East of England can now access urgent dental care at 32 locations

Dental patients in the East who need immediate assistance during the Coronavirus lockdown can now access care at 32 locations across the region. Urgent dental centres have been set up across the country, with a total of 32 hubs in the East of England. Locations have been selected to ensure that patients don’t have to […]


Swindon dental patient praises local NHS staff following urgent dental hub visit

Swindon dental patient praises local NHS staff following urgent dental hub visit

A Swindon dental patient was full of praise for the NHS after visiting a new urgent dental care hub. George Bevir, 41, had started treatment for an abscess in March before practices were closed and he was due to go back a few weeks after the initial appointment. When lockdown measures were introduced, George assumed […]