Posts Tagged ‘Dr Nigel Carter OBE’

New survey reveals the weird ways Brits use their teeth

New survey reveals the weird ways Brits use their teeth

A new survey, which was carried out to coincide with National Smile Month, has revealed the weird ways British people use their teeth. While most of us use our teeth solely to eat, many are guilty of employing their gnashers for alternative purposes, some of which pose a risk of injury and dental damage. The […]


The Oral Health Foundation’s Dental Helpline takes its 400,000th call

The Oral Health Foundation’s Dental Helpline takes its 400,000th call

The Oral Health Foundation’s Dental Helpline has taken its 400,000th call. The helpline, which has been up and running for two decades, has helped thousands of patients who were unsure of where to turn to for dental advice and information. Dr Nigel Carter OBE, chief executive of the Oral Health Foundation, said that the helpline […]


New research reveals over 65% of smokers want to give up for health reasons

New research reveals over 65% of smokers want to give up for health reasons

New research suggests that improved health is the main reason most smokers in the UK try and quit. The findings of a survey carried out by the Oral Health Foundation revealed that two-thirds of smokers are keen to quit to improve their health and reduce the risk of illnesses like lung cancer, emphysema and heart […]


Oral Health Foundation backs Change4Life campaign to reduce childhood sugar consumption

Oral Health Foundation backs Change4Life campaign to reduce childhood sugar consumption

Leading dental charity, the Oral Health Foundation, has backed Public Health England’s Change4Life campaign in a bid to reduce the number of children consuming too much sugar. Research published recently by PHE revealed that the average child in England consumes the recommended intake of sugar for their entire childhood by the age of 10. Change4Life […]


New Study Links Beating Bad Breath to Increased Happiness

New Study Links Beating Bad Breath to Increased Happiness

A new study has suggested that beating bad breath can significantly improve your happiness. Research published in the International Journal of Dental Hygiene suggests that bad breath can take its toll on happiness. Researchers found that people who suffered from halitosis were twice as unhappy as those who didn’t. The team posed participants a series […]


Oral Health Charity Warn About Dental Infections Following Heart Disease Study

Oral Health Charity Warn About Dental Infections Following Heart Disease Study

One of the world’s leading dental charities, the Oral Health Foundation, has issued a warning over the importance of treating dental infections after a study revealed a significant link between untreated oral infections and heart disease. Speaking about the findings of the study, which have been published in the Journal of Dental Research, Dr Nigel […]


Mouth Cancer Awareness Campaign to Return Next Month

Mouth Cancer Awareness Campaign to Return Next Month

The Oral Health Foundation has called for dental professionals to pledge their help and support as part of Mouth Cancer Action Month this November. The campaign aims to increase early diagnoses of mouth cancer by teaching the public of the symptoms and risk factors, as well as encouraging people to talk about these issues with […]


New Study Suggests Late Nights Increase Teen Dental Decay Risk

New Study Suggests Late Nights Increase Teen Dental Decay Risk

A new study has suggested that teenagers who go to bed late on a regular basis have a higher risk of developing dental decay. Research published in the International Journal of Dental Hygiene suggests that teenagers who stay up late are up to four times more likely to suffer from dental decay than those who […]


Health Researchers Urge Olympians to Look After Their Winning Smiles

Health Researchers Urge Olympians to Look After Their Winning Smiles

The Olympic Games are ready to set off in Rio de Janeiro and the world’s greatest athletes are ready to show off their amazing speed, strength and endurance feats. But not all will be adding amazing oral health to that impressive list. A team of dental researchers has reported that sports stars are at a higher […]


Northamptonshire Dental Receptionist Wins ‘Best Smile’ Award

Northamptonshire Dental Receptionist Wins ‘Best Smile’ Award

A dental receptionist from Northamptonshire has been awarded the ‘best smile’ award by the Oral Health Foundation. Sharne Chester from Trinity Dental was crowned the winner of a national competition, which was launched to celebrate the 40th anniversary of National Smile Month. Sharne was nominated for the award by her colleagues. Rebecca Shaw, clinic manager, […]