Oral health

Empower implant patients to optimise oral hygiene

Tom Alcraft explains the importance of home care.

Toothbrushing tied to lower rates of pneumonia among hospitalised patients

Researchers say toothbrushing is associated with lower rates of hospital-acquired pneumonia, lower rates of ICU mortality, shorter duration of mechanical ventilation, and shorter ICU length of stay.

NHS dentistry ‘gone for good’ without radical action, think tank warns

A report from The Nuffield Trust has concluded that dentistry is at its most perilous point in its 75-year history, and radical action will be needed to prevent its further decline: either through...

Good tidings for bad breath sufferers

How can patients combat bad breath over the festive season? Sharon Kidd explains.

Charity voices concern as aligner company closure leaves patients in the lurch

The Oral Health Foundation has raised alarms over the recent closure of SmileDirectClub, leaving a significant number of patients in a precarious position.

Documentary investigates the truth behind vaping

Made by Northern Child, ‘What’s Really in Your Vape?’ will see Jordan North, a BBC Radio 1 presenter, front his first documentary as he explores the truth behind the UK’s vaping phenomenon.

Public health team receives award for children’s tooth decay campaign

A Lancashire public health team has scooped the national Quality Improvement Award for its work on bringing down the rates of children’s tooth decay in the borough.

Smoking costs billions more than tobacco taxes, says report

Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) has published new figures showing the far-reaching impact smoking has on society on the day the consultation to create a ‘smokefree generation’ closes. The charity...

What does smoking do to oral bacteria?

A study shows the effects of cigarette use and what happens when you stop.

Plans progressed to create a smokefree generation

Plans to introduce the most significant public health intervention in a generation and phase out smoking are progressing at pace, as the government’s consultation closed on December 6, 2023.

Two-thirds of the public support raising the sale age to create a smokefree generation

A YouGov poll for Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) found that 67 per cent of people in England back the prime minister’s plans to create a smokefree generation by raising the age of sale so that it...

Inaugural career development fellowship awarded

The British Fluoridation Society (BFS) is pleased to announce that its first career development fellowship has been awarded to Patrick Quinn, principal dental surgeon for County Kerry, Ireland.