Posts Tagged ‘Tooth decay’

Wantage dental hygienist visits schools to teach children how to keep their smiles sparkling

Wantage dental hygienist visits schools to teach children how to keep their smiles sparkling

A dental hygienist from Wantage has paid local schools and nurseries a visit to teach children how to keep their smiles in check. Fiona Stovold, from Portway Dental Care, has visited a series of local schools and youth and children’s groups to talk to children about healthy eating, the dangers of eating too much sugar […]


A third of Fife children still have tooth decay, despite major improvements

A third of Fife children still have tooth decay, despite major improvements

There have been major improvements in standards of oral health among Fife’s children in the last decade, but the latest statistics suggest that there is still a long way to go. Since the Childsmile initiative was introduced in 2006, rates of tooth decay have fallen significantly, but figures show that almost a third of children […]


New research rejects benefits of trendy charcoal toothpastes

New research rejects benefits of trendy charcoal toothpastes

Charcoal toothpastes may be all the rage on social media, but a new study has rejected claims that they whiten the teeth and suggested that they may even do more harm to oral health than good. A new review, which has been published in the British Dental Journal, claims that using charcoal toothpaste on a […]


Teacher shares shocking images of blistered tongue caused by energy drink obsession

Teacher shares shocking images of blistered tongue caused by energy drink obsession

A teacher who confessed to downing at least 5 cans of energy drinks per day has shared shocking images of his blistered, worn tongue to raise awareness of the potential dangers of the popular, sugar-laden drinks. Dan Royals took to social media to alert the public to the dangers of consuming energy drinks. Dan used […]


North Shields dentist calls for improved food labelling to tackle high rates of tooth decay

North Shields dentist calls for improved food labelling to tackle high rates of tooth decay

A dentist from North Shields is calling for improved food labelling to tackle high rates of tooth decay. Dentist Ewan Bramley, from Ewan Bramley Dental Care, has appealed to food manufacturers to make labels clearer to enable people to buy healthier foods. Describing the current system as a “load of rubbish,” Mr Bramley said that […]


Northumberland councillors call for water fluoridation scheme to be expanded to tackle high rates of decay

Northumberland councillors call for water fluoridation scheme to be expanded to tackle high rates of decay

Councillors in Northumberland are calling for the region’s water fluoridation scheme to be expanded in a bid to tackle high rates of decay. The most recent statistics show that the rate of extractions among young children under 4 is higher in Northumberland than any other part of the North East, and decay is also more […]


Over 40% of Bolton children start school with tooth decay

Over 40% of Bolton children start school with tooth decay

New research has revealed that 41% of children in Bolton start school with tooth decay. This figure is significantly higher than the national average of 25 percent. Bolton is one of four priority areas in the Great Manchester region that has been flagged by NHS England. As a result, children in Bolton are set to […]


New NHS children’s dental health campaign to launch in Lancashire

New NHS children’s dental health campaign to launch in Lancashire

NHS England is launching a new oral health campaign to improve standards of oral health in some of the areas worst affected by tooth decay. The ‘Start Well: Smile 4 Life’ initiative is focused on young children aged under 5 years old. As part of the programme, which is due to launch in parts of […]


King’s College Hospital researchers urge parents and teachers to look out for signs of dental disease

King’s College Hospital researchers urge parents and teachers to look out for signs of dental disease

Researchers and specialists from King’s College Hospital, London, are appealing for teachers and parents to be vigilant in a bid to clamp down on dental disease. Dental decay is currently the leading cause of hospital admissions and surgical treatment under general anaesthetic among children in the UK. Recently, researchers called for health professionals and educators […]


Dental health a major concern in Slough, as rates of childhood decay soar

Dental health a major concern in Slough, as rates of childhood decay soar

Dental health has been identified as a major concern in Slough after figures revealed that the number of children with oral health problems is almost double the national average. Recently, the council met to discuss the most recent statistics, which show that children in the town have worse oral health than in most other parts […]