Posts Tagged ‘children’s oral health’

New survey suggests middle-aged Scots are falling through the net, as initiatives focus on children’s oral health

New survey suggests middle-aged Scots are falling through the net, as initiatives focus on children’s oral health

A new survey suggests that middle-aged Scots are falling through the net, as oral health initiatives are focused on children and older people. New research showed that that average middle-aged adult in Scotland has more than 10 fillings and just 14 healthy teeth. The study, which involved more than 3,100 adults aged over 45, revealed […]


New survey shows Tooth Fairy payments have fallen

New survey shows Tooth Fairy payments have fallen

A new survey has revealed that the average payment from the Tooth Fairy has fallen. A poll conducted by cosmetic dental brand, Your Smile Direct, showed that nationally, there has been a decrease of 10% in the last 3 years, with the average payment per tooth falling from £2.10 to £1.90. More than a quarter […]


Doncaster takes the unenviable title of England’s worst town for childhood dental decay

Doncaster takes the unenviable title of England’s worst town for childhood dental decay

Doncaster has been named as England’s worst place for childhood dental decay. Recent figures show that extraction rates are five times higher than the national average in the South Yorkshire town. Statistics suggest that more than 90% of dental extractions carried out in English hospitals are due to extensive decay, despite the fact that the […]


Bolton dentist shares tips to help parents tackle dental anxiety in children

Bolton dentist shares tips to help parents tackle dental anxiety in children

A dentist from Bolton has shared tips to help parents tackle dental anxiety in young children. Dr Richard Ho, from Synergy Dental Clinics, is urging parents who have nervous children to try and get them used to going to the dentist from an early age and to try and create positive associations with having a […]


Bloxham dental practice hosts fun day for local children

Bloxham dental practice hosts fun day for local children

Some children fear going to the dentist, but more than 100 kids thoroughly enjoyed themselves at a dental fun day in Bloxham recently. To encourage children to feel more confident and comfortable when a dental appointment looms, the team at Bloxham Dental organised a dental day. Offering a programme packed with activities and competitions to […]


Norfolk parents raise concerns over access to NHS dental care after statistics reveal more than 70,000 children haven’t seen a dentist in the last year

Norfolk parents raise concerns over access to NHS dental care after statistics reveal more than 70,000 children haven’t seen a dentist in the last year

Norfolk parents have raised concerns over access to NHS dental care in the region after an article was published in the local press claiming that more than 70,000 children hadn’t seen a dentist in the last year. After the story was aired on the radio and published and shared online, a number of parents got […]


Stanley dental practice becomes the first North East clinic to support the Teeth Team initiative

Stanley dental practice becomes the first North East clinic to support the Teeth Team initiative

A dental practice in Stanley has become the first clinic in the North East to support the Teeth Team initiative. The programme is designed to provide children with dental education in schools, and relies on dental professionals swapping the treatment room for the classroom. Honour Health has joined forces with Teeth Team to connect with […]


New figures reveal more than 40% of children didn’t see a dentist last year

New figures reveal more than 40% of children didn’t see a dentist last year

New figures reveal that more than 40 percent of children didn’t see a dentist last year, despite guidelines recommending 6-monthly check-ups. Statistics obtained by NHS Digital show that 41% of children in England aged between 2 and 5 years didn’t go to the dentist last year. Dental experts advise frequent check-ups every 6-12 months for […]


Cornwall Children Eat Five Times as Much Sugar over the Summer Holidays According to Survey

Cornwall Children Eat Five Times as Much Sugar over the Summer Holidays According to Survey

According to a survey of 1000 parents, children in the South-East of England typically eat up to five times as much sugar during the holidays as they do normally, with more sugary drinks and ice cream being primarily to blame. The survey, commissioned by mydentist, found that according to their parents, children from two to […]


Standards of oral health improve in Surrey, as rates of childhood decay fall

Standards of oral health improve in Surrey, as rates of childhood decay fall

Standards of oral health are improving in Surrey, according to recent research conducted by Public Health England. The latest statistics show that 13 percent of children in the county have signs of decay. This is more than 10 percent lower than the national average. The latest figure for childhood decay also represents a decrease of […]