Oral health

Artificial tongue detects and inactivates common mouth bacteria

Researchers reporting in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces have designed a chemical sensor array, or an artificial tongue, that distinguishes dental bacteria and can inactivate them.

Barnsley clubs help children to have healthier smiles

Primary schools and other early years settings are being asked to help Barnsley Borough Council fight against childhood tooth decay.

Hartlepool dental clinic offers free children's appointments

A Hartlepool dentist is providing local children with free check-ups, regardless of whether they are registered with the practice or not.

Flexible dental offering aims to enhance customer oral health

Unum UK, an employee benefits provider, has boosted its dental offering and partnered with Toothfairy, an award-winning digital dentist.

Brits need to stop these dangerous DIY dental treatments, dentist warns

Due to a shortage of dentists and difficulties in NHS registration, some Brits are resorting to risky at-home dental treatments. A 116 per cent increase in DIY cosmetic dentistry has been observed,...

Scotland reveals action plan for tackling single-use vapes

A ban on the sale and supply of single-use vapes in Scotland is due to come into effect on April 1, 2025, under proposed legislation published in February 2024.

Global strategic alliance established to promote periodontal health

The Spanish Society of Periodontology (SEPA) Foundation and Listerine join forces in a new initiative entitled ‘Principles for oral health’, an ambitious global agreement to promote periodontal health...

Mouth to mouth bacteria transplant may stop dental decay

University of Adelaide researchers are exploring if a unique transplant moving good bacteria from one person’s mouth to another – possibly through a special toothpaste - could be the answer to...

Leicester dental practice opens doors for vulnerable patients

Saffron Lane Dental Practice in Leicester is offering free dental check-ups for children.

Japanese research reveals the cause of bad breath

In a study published in mSystems, researchers from Osaka University revealed that the interaction between two common types of oral bacteria leads to the production of a chemical compound that is a...

Mobile dental service for under-served communities in Hampshire and Isle of Wight

NHS Hampshire and Isle of Wight has partnered with Dentaid The Dental Charity to provide a new mobile dental service for people experiencing health inequalities who struggle to get dental care.

Does gargling mouthwash lead to better sugar control for diabetics?

Researchers from Osaka University found that gargling with an antiseptic mouthwash can reduce ‘bad’ bacteria in the mouths of people with type 2 diabetes and may lead to better blood sugar control.