Posts Tagged ‘Dr Nigel Carter OBE’

A third of adults are snacking more during lockdown, survey reveals

A third of adults are snacking more during lockdown, survey reveals

A new survey has suggested that a third of adults are snacking more than normal during lockdown. Research carried out by the Oral Health Foundation found that families and young adults were most likely to graze. Around 70% of families with children have increased the amount they eat, while 61% of under 35’s are snacking […]


Study suggests 10% of children can’t brush their teeth by the time they leave primary school

Study suggests 10% of children can’t brush their teeth by the time they leave primary school

A shocking study has suggested that 10% of children cannot brush their own teeth by the time they leave primary school. Research conducted by Tic Watches found that 1 in 10 kids are unable to clean their teeth without help when they leave primary school. The company surveyed 500 parents with some rather alarming results. […]


Mouth cancer diagnoses reach record high

Mouth cancer diagnoses reach record high

The number of patients being diagnosed with mouth cancer has reached a record high after a tenth annual successive rise in cases.  Following the release of new figures, which show that the number of people affected has risen for the tenth year in a row, the Oral Health Foundation has described the situation as an […]


New poll suggests British adults support pudding tax

New poll suggests British adults support pudding tax

A new poll carried out by the Oral Health Foundation suggests that British adults would support a ‘pudding tax.’  A recent survey revealed that 54% of Brits would back a pudding tax, which would increase the price of desserts and other sweet foods, including biscuits and confectionary. Support was particularly strong amongst young people, with […]


New study links work-related stress to unhealthy eating habits

New study links work-related stress to unhealthy eating habits

A new study suggests that stressed out workers in the UK are reaching for sugary treats. Research conducted by the Oral Health Foundation found that more than a quarter of British adults binge on unhealthy foods when they feel stressed. Office workers are most likely to cave in and opt for a sugary delight, with […]


1 in 3 Brits are putting off dental visits due to cost, new survey reveals

1 in 3 Brits are putting off dental visits due to cost, new survey reveals

A third of British adults are putting off dental visits as a result of cost, a new survey has revealed. Research conducted by the Oral Health Foundation found that 36% of adults are delaying going to the dentist in a bid to save money. This figure is almost double that of 2017, suggesting that more […]


The Oral Health Foundation launches new strategy to dramatically improve standards of dental health by 2024

The Oral Health Foundation launches new strategy to dramatically improve standards of dental health by 2024

The Oral Health Foundation has launched a new global strategy, which is designed to dramatically improve standards of dental health by the year 2024.  The charity, which works across the UK and the rest of the world, has put together proposals to reduce rates of decay, increase the focus on prevention and ensure vulnerable people […]


New study links computer use to elevated risk of oral disease in teens

New study links computer use to elevated risk of oral disease in teens

A new study has argued that teenagers who use computers for prolonged periods of time on a daily basis are at risk of oral diseases. Researchers found that using a computer for at least three hours a day can put teens at risk of dental problems like decay and gum disease. The research team found […]


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 […]