Posts Tagged ‘Oral Health Foundation’

Tooth fairies spread smiles in Rochdale

Tooth fairies spread smiles in Rochdale

A group of dental nurses, who dressed up as tooth fairies to visit local children, have been spreading smiles in Rochdale. The tooth fairies, dental nurses based in the borough, have been visiting children’s centres, nurseries and groups run by childminders to talk to children about oral hygiene and looking after their teeth and gums. […]


Dental charity workers complete gruelling 10k Wolf Run to raise money for the homeless

Dental charity workers complete gruelling 10k Wolf Run to raise money for the homeless

A group of workers from the Oral Health Foundation has successfully completed a gruelling 10k Wolf Run to raise money for a homeless charity. The charity’s Smile Squad took on the muddy tracks and freezing cold plunge pools of the course, which was located in Lutterworth, to raise money for Crisis. So far, the group […]


New study suggests that a quarter of Brits are willing to share their toothbrush

New study suggests that a quarter of Brits are willing to share their toothbrush

A new study suggests that more than a quarter of Brits are willing to share their toothbrush. The poll, which was carried out by the Oral Health Foundation in conjunction with Phillips for National Smile Month, revealed that 26% of participants would be open to sharing their toothbrush with a friend, a family member, or […]


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 urges dental professionals to get involved in National Smile Month 2019

The Oral Health Foundation urges dental professionals to get involved in National Smile Month 2019

The Oral Health Foundation is encouraging dental professionals all over the country to get involved in National Smile Month 2019. The charity’s annual event will take place between the 13th May and the 13th June. This year, the Oral Health Foundation is hoping that the campaign will reach up to 50 million people. The aim […]


Dewsbury MP criticises NHS dental fee increase

Dewsbury MP criticises NHS dental fee increase

The MP for Dewsbury, Mirfield and Kirkburton has criticised the government after it was revealed that NHS dental fees will increase by up to 5% on April 1st. The Department of Health confirmed that charges for dental services will increase in England. The cost of a check-up and other band 1 treatments will rise by […]


The Oral Health Foundation urges the public to be more vigilant, as study highlights lack of mouth cancer awareness

The Oral Health Foundation urges the public to be more vigilant, as study highlights lack of mouth cancer awareness

The Oral Health Foundation has urged the public to be more mouth aware, as a study highlights a widespread lack of awareness of the causes and symptoms of mouth cancer. A survey conducted by the charity found that a third of people are unaware that smoking causes oral cancer, with 57% unaware of the link […]


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 […]