Posts Tagged ‘Oral Health Foundation’

Dental patient registration rates soar in Shetland

Dental patient registration rates soar in Shetland

The latest NHS figures show that dental patient registrations rates have soared in Shetland. In the last 12 years, the proportion of patients registered with an NHS dentist on the island has increased dramatically, with a surge of adults and children joining local practices. Adult numbers have rocketed by 138% while the proportion of children […]


Cost is a barrier for a third of British dental patients, new poll reveals

Cost is a barrier for a third of British dental patients, new poll reveals

A new poll has revealed that a third of British adults put off going to the dentist due to cost.  Research conducted by Hudgell Solicitors suggested that around 33% of adults haven’t been to the dentist in the last two years, and a third of adults cite cost as a reason for delaying, cancelling or […]


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 […]


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 […]