Posts Tagged ‘Tooth decay’

New study suggests fillings may not be the best option to treat childhood decay

New study suggests fillings may not be the best option to treat childhood decay

A new study claims that fillings may not be the best option to treat children with tooth decay. A three-year research project, known as the FiCTION Study, found no evidence to suggest that fillings were any more effective than alternative treatment options. Examples included sealing decay into the teeth and using preventative, rather than curative […]


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 […]


Bolton dentist shares tips for healthy, cavity-free teeth

Bolton dentist shares tips for healthy, cavity-free teeth

With tooth decay dominating the headlines, a Bolton dentist has shared his tips for keeping teeth cavity-free. Dr Richard Ho, from Synergy Dental, explained that cavities, holes in the teeth, form as a result of harmful acids weakening the protective enamel coating of the tooth. Once the enamel is worn, the surface can be penetrated, […]


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 […]