Posts Tagged ‘children’

Norwich dentist laments ‘deeply disturbing’ childhood decay figures

Norwich dentist laments ‘deeply disturbing’ childhood decay figures

A dentist from Norwich has shared his concerns about standards of oral health among children in the local press. Speaking to a local newspaper, dentist Gautam Sharma, from West Earlham Dental Health Practice, said that the situation was “deeply disturbing”, with new figures confirming that more than 43,000 extractions took place in hospitals in England […]


Number of children having teeth extracted in England rises again

Number of children having teeth extracted in England rises again

The number of children having teeth extracted in hospital in England has risen again. New figures show that 42,911 procedures were carried out in English hospitals in 2016/2017 compared to 40,800 in 2015/2016 and 36,833 in 2012/2013. In light of the news, the British Dental Association has labelled the government “short-sighted” and urged ministers to […]


Dentists share concerns over enamel loss in young patients

Dentists share concerns over enamel loss in young patients

Dentists are worried about the increasingly common issue of enamel loss in young patients. Dr Rupert Austin, from King’s College Dental Institute, said that there has been a significant increase in the proportion of young people with ‘zero enamel’ in at least one part of their teeth in the last two decades. According to Dr […]


Figures for Dental Access for Young Children Show the North Has Better Access to NHS Dentistry

Figures for Dental Access for Young Children Show the North Has Better Access to NHS Dentistry

According to figures released by NHS Digital, there is a North/South divide in dental provision, however not in the way that might be expected. A young person in the North of England is more than twice as likely to have gone to see an NHS dentist before they turn two years old than in parts […]


Jersey children waiting a year to see a dentist

Jersey children waiting a year to see a dentist

Children in Jersey are waiting a year to see a dentist, new figures have revealed. Statistics from the 12-month period leading up to the end of June 2017 suggest that children are waiting 63 weeks for a hospital dental appointment and 51 weeks to see an orthodontist. This marks a major increase in waiting times […]


Welsh parents urged to start caring for their children’s teeth earlier

Welsh parents urged to start caring for their children’s teeth earlier

Parents in Wales have been advised to start taking care of their children’s teeth at an earlier age. Maria Morgan, senior lecturer in dental public health at Cardiff University, said that many parents are not aware that they need to start taking steps to protect their child’s teeth when they’re still babies and this is […]


Irish Dental Association raises concerns over dental services for children

Irish Dental Association raises concerns over dental services for children

The Irish Dental Association has criticised the government for failing children as it has emerged that some children are waiting until the age of 12 to see a school dentist for the first time. The IDA believes that cuts to the public dental service are harming children because a severe shortage of dentists is making […]


New figures suggest that 1 in 7 British toddlers have tooth decay

New figures suggest that 1 in 7 British toddlers have tooth decay

New figures have suggested that 1 in 7 British toddlers now have tooth decay. According to a new study, 14 percent of 3-year old children have at least one decayed, missing or filled tooth. Author, Maria Morgan, from Cardiff University, said that many people are unaware that they need to start cleaning their child’s teeth […]


New report reveals significant differences in oral health standards between rich and poor areas in Sheffield

New report reveals significant differences in oral health standards between rich and poor areas in Sheffield

A new report has revealed significant differences in standards of oral health between rich and poor areas of Sheffield. The latest figures show that 31 percent of the city’s 5-year-olds have decay affecting 3 or 4 teeth, but the most alarming aspect is the difference between affluent and deprived areas of the city. In some […]


Figures confirm an ‘alarming’ rise in cases of decay in South Australia

Figures confirm an ‘alarming’ rise in cases of decay in South Australia

The State Government has sounded the alarms after new figures showed a significant increase in the number of children suffering from tooth decay in South Australia. New figures show an ‘alarming’ increase in the number of children requiring hospital treatment for dental issues. Last year, 2,500 children under the age of 8 were admitted to […]