Posts Tagged ‘Dr Nigel Carter OBE’

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 […]


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 […]