Posts Tagged ‘children’

Irish dentists appeal for routine dental screenings in schools

Irish dentists appeal for routine dental screenings in schools

Dentists in Ireland are appealing for the introduction of routine dental screenings in primary schools in a bid to tackle worrying rates of tooth decay. The Irish Dental Association has called for primary school children to be screened on a regular basis following the publication of a new study, which suggests that some children are […]


Grimsby children are almost three times more likely to need teeth extracting, figures reveal

Grimsby children are almost three times more likely to need teeth extracting, figures reveal

Children living in Grimsby are three times more likely to need teeth extracting than children living in other parts of the country, figures have revealed. Statistics show that 407 children were admitted to hospital for dental treatment in 2015/2016; this represents a rate of 119 children per 10,000. This rate is almost 3 times the […]


Health bosses and council members launch ground-breaking new public health plan in Manchester

Health bosses and council members launch ground-breaking new public health plan in Manchester

Health bosses and council members in Manchester have launched a new public health plan, which aims to bring down the rates of childhood decay, encourage more people to stop smoking, and tackle the growing problem of obesity in the city. This is the first campaign of its kind in the UK, and bosses are hoping […]


New figures show an 11% increase in child tooth extractions

New figures show an 11% increase in child tooth extractions

New figures suggest that more children than ever before are undergoing tooth extraction under general anaesthetic. Official figures, which have been made available by the Local Government Association, show that almost 41,000 procedures took place in 2015/2016; this represents an increase of 10.7 percent from 2012/2013. One hundred and sixty procedures are taking place every […]


New study suggests 270,000 cases of decay could be prevented by a sugar tax

New study suggests 270,000 cases of decay could be prevented by a sugar tax

A new study has suggested that a sugar tax could prevent 270,000 cases of dental decay each year. The study, which has been published in the Lancet and is entitled ‘The health impact assessment of the UK drinks levy: a comparative risk assessment modelling study’, suggests that the number of children affected by decay could […]


Rochdale children enjoy a visit from the dentist

Rochdale children enjoy a visit from the dentist

Schoolchildren in Rochdale enjoyed a visit from dental professionals this week as part of a pilot scheme run by Public Health England. Children from St Mary’s Church of England Primary School were paid a visit by their dental buddies. The ‘Dental Buddy’ scheme is designed to link up dental professionals and schools to encourage children […]


Study Suggests Low Vitamin D Levels in Pregnancy Could Increase the Risk of Cavities in Children

Study Suggests Low Vitamin D Levels in Pregnancy Could Increase the Risk of Cavities in Children

A Canadian study has suggested that low levels of vitamin D in pregnant women could increase the risk of dental cavities in children. Researchers claim that vitamin D deficiency in pregnant mothers can contribute to issues with the enamel, which increases the risk of cavities in toddlers. As enamel develops while the foetus is still […]


Study Shows That Tooth Decay Could Stunt Children’s Growth

Study Shows That Tooth Decay Could Stunt Children’s Growth

A new study has suggested that tooth decay may contribute to delayed growth in children. The research, which has been published in the online version of Paediatrics journal, was carried out by researchers at University College London and the King Fahad Armed Forces Hospital in Saudi Arabia. Researchers decided to study the relationship between oral […]


American Dental Association Advocates Giving Fluoride To Children Earlier

American Dental Association Advocates Giving Fluoride To Children Earlier

The American Dental Association is calling for fluoride to be given to children earlier. The ADA had suggested providing children with fluoride toothpaste to clean their teeth by the age of six years old; however, recently representatives from the organisation advocated giving children fluoride toothpaste much earlier. The ADA now recommends giving children small amounts […]


Health Experts Encourage Parents To Take Children For Health Checks Before New School Term

Health Experts Encourage Parents To Take Children For Health Checks Before New School Term

Health experts are encouraging parents to make use of the final week of the school holidays to take their children for health checks. The school holidays are drawing to a close and this is the perfect time to take children for annual health checks and a dental check-up. Dr Donald MacGregor, a consultant paediatrician and […]