Posts Tagged ‘children’

New study suggests that tooth grinding could be a sign of bullying in young people

New study suggests that tooth grinding could be a sign of bullying in young people

New research has suggested that grinding the teeth, also known as bruxism, could be a sign of bullying in young people. The study, which has been published in the Journal of Oral Rehabilitation, suggests that teenagers who are bullied at school are up to four times more likely to suffer from bruxism than young people […]


New survey reveals half of Jersey’s under 5’s have never been to the dentist

New survey reveals half of Jersey’s under 5’s have never been to the dentist

A new survey has revealed that around half of 5 year olds living on Jersey have never been to the dentist. A survey by the charity, Super Smiles, suggests that around 50 percent of children haven’t been to the dentist by the time they reach of 5 years old. The study also claims that 3,000 […]


British Medical Association calls for free toothbrushes for children under 5

British Medical Association calls for free toothbrushes for children under 5

The British Medical Association has urged the government to consider new measures to reduce childhood decay, including the provision of free toothbrushes for children under the age of 5. Doctors have warned that the country is in the grip of a “dental crisis” with more and more children requiring hospital treatment for dental conditions. In […]


Bolton dentists pay schoolchildren a visit

Bolton dentists pay schoolchildren a visit

Dentists from Synergy Dental, Bolton, have paid local children a visit in a bid to improve dental hygiene and reduce rates of decay among children in the area. Head dentist, Dr Richard Ho and dental nurse, Farah Pycroft, took a trip to the Olive School to teach children some good dental habits, which they can […]


New figures reveal 80% of under 2’s didn’t go to the dentist last year

New figures reveal 80% of under 2’s didn’t go to the dentist last year

New figures have revealed that 80 percent of under 2’s didn’t go to the dentist last year, despite advice from dentists for parents to take children for regular check-ups from the age of 6-12 months. Representatives from the Faculty of Dental Surgery have attributed to the alarming figures to a “widespread misunderstanding” among parents, which […]


New initiative aims to encourage Blackpool tots to clean their teeth

New initiative aims to encourage Blackpool tots to clean their teeth

A new initiative, which aims to encourage tots in Blackpool to brush their teeth, is being rolled out across the town. The new scheme, which is part of a £12,000 oral health project, is designed to teach nursery school children to clean their teeth properly. The supervised brushing scheme is part of the Blackpool Better […]


Suffolk schools to introduce supervised brushing schemes

Suffolk schools to introduce supervised brushing schemes

Nurseries and schools in Suffolk are preparing to introduce supervised brushing schemes in a bid to improve children’s oral health. Dental problems are the most common cause of hospital admission for children aged between 5 and 9 years old, despite the fact that decay is almost always preventable. Now, as research suggests that more children […]


Cornwall-based dental firm launches new national campaign to tackle childhood decay

Cornwall-based dental firm launches new national campaign to tackle childhood decay

A dental firm based in Cornwall is preparing to launch a new national campaign to tackle alarming rates of childhood decay. Smile Together is launching the Brighter Smiles programme in Cornwall with a view to rolling out the initiative on a national scale. The aim of the campaign is to encourage dentists and local schools […]


Manchester dentists call for emergency action to stem the rising tide of childhood decay

Manchester dentists call for emergency action to stem the rising tide of childhood decay

Dentists in Manchester have called for emergency action to stem the rising tide of childhood decay in the city. According to statistics, children in Manchester are up to 60 percent more likely to be admitted to hospital for dental treatment than children living in other parts of the country. Dentists are worried that children are […]


Swadlincote dental practice to host oral health workshops for local children

Swadlincote dental practice to host oral health workshops for local children

A dental team based in Swadlincote is inviting local children to attend oral health workshops as part of an effort to get kids interested in dental health, and encourage them to take good care of their teeth and gums. The team from the Delph Dental Practice will be hosting a series of interactive workshops over […]