Oral health

Employees delay dental treatment worrying about time off work

Employees are putting up with dental pain and delaying essential dental treatment as they’re worried about taking time off work. According to new research by Bupa Dental Insurance, 73 per cent of...

Website provides support for oral and dental health

A website aimed at providing advice on maintaining oral and dental health has been launched in Dumfries and Galloway.

£3m boost for dental services in North East and North Cumbria

Dental services in the North East and North Cumbria are set for a £3 million boost thanks to a new plan that could provide an extra 27,000 appointments this year.

Hundreds of patients quit smoking with the help of a hospital service

Health leaders in Humber and North Yorkshire have hailed the impact of a service to help hospital patients quit smoking.

Half of the public thinks the government is not doing enough to reduce smoking

New data published on July 19, 2023, shows that the public believes further action is needed to tackle smoking. The data is published as MPs and peers gather at an event hosted by the All-Party...

County council promises action to tackle teen vaping

Following an increase in young people experimenting with vaping, Hampshire County Council has pledged continuing support for a series of education and enforcement measures to tackle the increasingly...

Liverpool health team develops a strategy to tackle smoking

Smoking is the biggest cause of preventable death and illness in the UK. It is a key factor in people developing heart disease, strokes, cancer, dementia and lung disease.

27,000 children on waiting lists for specialised dental care

27,000 children in England are stuck on NHS waiting lists for specialist dental care, including some with severe tooth decay or other serious dental problems, figures uncovered by the Liberal...

University receives NHS contract to boost dental services in Suffolk and north east Essex

Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care Board (SNEE ICB) has awarded, following an open procurement process, an innovative new dentistry contract which will provide an additional 18,000 hours of...

Impose heavier restrictions on disposable vapes to limit child use, urges committee

The government should consider bringing restrictions on packaging and marketing of vapes in line with those that apply to tobacco products to tackle a rise in use among children.

Record-setting smiles: charity and dental manufacturer team up to provide cleft lip care

As the world’s largest manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies, Dentsply Sirona believes that everyone deserves a healthy smile. The company is supporting Smile Train, the...

Toothpaste containing synthetic tooth minerals can prevent cavities as effectively as fluoride

Patients using a toothpaste containing a mineral crucial to bone formation were not more likely to develop cavities than patients using a fluoride toothpaste.