Posts Tagged ‘Dr Nigel Carter’

Dentists urge consumers to avoid cheap online teeth straightening kits

Dentists urge consumers to avoid cheap online teeth straightening kits

Dentists have issued a warning over cheap teeth straightening kits, which are available to buy online.  Braces provided by dental experts usually cost in the region of £2,000 to £5,000, but online firms are offering cut-price braces for less than £1,500. SmileDirectClub, which is targeting patients on a budget, claims that cheaper braces can be […]


Oral Health Foundation promotes drinking water, as new study showcases the perils of pop

Oral Health Foundation promotes drinking water, as new study showcases the perils of pop

The Oral Health Foundation is encouraging people to drink water, as a new study highlights the perils of fizzy pop. New research has linked the consumption of fizzy drinks to an elevated risk of premature death, with those who drink two servings of pop per day facing a higher risk of heart disease, strokes and […]


Are Low Literacy Levels Impacting On Oral Health?

Are Low Literacy Levels Impacting On Oral Health?

The UK’s leading dental charity, the British Dental Health Foundation, has suggested that low levels of literacy are having a negative impact on oral health. Dr Nigel Carter OBE, chief executive of the foundation, raised the concerns following the publication of two studies, which linked two issues related to oral health: dental anxiety and missed […]


New Bacteria-Fighting Sweets Could Fight Tooth Decay

New Bacteria-Fighting Sweets Could Fight Tooth Decay

Most of the time, dentists warn against eating sweets because they contribute to cavities; however, a new sweet, which claims to fight off bacteria, is set to be launched by a German firm. The sweets, which have been developed by Organobalance GMBH, contain friendly probiotic bacteria, which prevent harmful bacteria, including streptococcus mutans, from clinging […]


Dental Experts Urge Student Oral Health Focus

Dental Experts Urge Student Oral Health Focus

As thousands of students settle into university life, the British Dental Health Foundation is urging youngsters to look after their oral health. Dr Nigel Carter OBE, of the British Dental Health Foundation, said that student life presents challenges for oral health, as students tend to have a poor diet and consume a lot of alcohol. […]


New Survey Reveals Many Support Water Fluoridation

New Survey Reveals Many Support Water Fluoridation

A new survey carried out by the British Dental Health Foundation has revealed that the majority of people in the UK support water fluoridation. The survey showed that almost 4 out of 5 people support water fluoridation with dental experts claiming that adding it can have a dramatic effect on standards of oral health. Dr […]


Leading Dental Expert Issues Warning Over Illegal Tooth Whitening

Leading Dental Expert Issues Warning Over Illegal Tooth Whitening

Dr Nigel Carter OBE, chief executive of the British Dental Health Foundation, has issued a warning to the public over illegal tooth whitening. Dr Carter was speaking in light of the publication of survey figures, which revealed that more than 1 in 4 people would not go to a dentist for whitening treatment, preferring instead […]


Millions Of Britons Ignore Dentist Advice To Brush Twice A Day

Millions Of Britons Ignore Dentist Advice To Brush Twice A Day

Millions of Britons are ignoring their dentist’s advice to brush their teeth twice a day, according to a recent survey. The survey, which was carried out by the British Dental Health Foundation, revealed that seven millions Brits do not brush their teeth twice a day, with 1 in 7 people admitting that they leave it […]


Dr Nigel Carter Warns Against Eating Crisps

Dr Nigel Carter Warns Against Eating Crisps

Dr Nigel Carter OBE, chief executive of the British Dental Health Foundation, has warned against over indulging on crisps after a book suggested that they were addictive. Dr Carter said that crisps were not an obvious danger to oral health as they do not contain the same amount of sugar as chocolate bars and sweets; […]


Survey Reveals People May Ignore Oral Cancer Symptoms

Survey Reveals People May Ignore Oral Cancer Symptoms

A survey carried out by the British Dental Health Foundation has revealed that many people may be putting their health at risk by ignoring the symptoms of oral cancer. The survey revealed that less than half of people would pursue medical advice or see their dentist within a month if they had an ulcer; 37 […]