Oral health

Gum disease and stroke link identified in young people

Researchers from King’s College London and the University of Helsinki have identified a link between periodontitis (gum disease) and cryptogenic ischemic stroke, which causes a blockage in the blood...

Social media harms smile confidence finds poll

A Forbes Health and OnePoll survey has shown that social media can negatively impact confidence in one's smile, especially among Gen Z.

A third of voters say dentistry is a top concern for the general election

The British Dental Association (BDA) has said NHS dentistry is now at the forefront of voter concerns for the General Election. It says voters are calling for a plan to save the service.

Dental anxiety could stem from childhood, research finds

Research from Bupa Dental Care has found that nearly half the population (44 per cent) dread visiting the dentist, and 76 per cent of those put off the visit entirely. 

Most common dental issues revealed

Oral Health Foundation research has revealed the five most common oral health conditions affecting adults in the UK.

Hidden challenges of tooth loss and dentures revealed

University of Sheffield research has revealed the emotional struggles and challenges people face with tooth loss and dentures.

Great Yarmouth development could provide 18,000 hours of NHS dentistry

The leader of Great Yarmouth Borough Council has revealed the town's new development could provide 18,000 hours of NHS dental care.

Investing in oral health is an investment in the economy

A World Economic Forum report has found that investing in oral health improves overall health outcomes and economic growth.

The dangers of smoking

Smita Mehra outlines how tobacco affects oral health and offers tips on protecting teeth. 

Dentist encourages community participation in National Smile Month

A Lincolnshire dentist has visited local businesses to encourage them to participate in National Smile Month.