Oral health

NHS Update: Oral healthcare for autistic children

November’s ‘NHS Dentistry and Oral Health Update’ announced the publication of a new clinical standard to improve the oral health of autistic children and young people. Jason Wong, interim chief...

4,000 teeth extracted from children in Plymouth

The British Dental Association (BDA) has said data secured by LBC underlines the case for radical and urgent action to restore NHS dentistry.

Hospital gives out vapes in quit smoking drive

A new team will be positioned outside the entrance of Hull Royal Infirmary from November 21, 2023, offering staff and visitors who smoke and are over the age of 18 the opportunity to swap their...

Teen wins ‘against the odds’ award for her transformational story

Lottie Simmonds, a 16-year-old from Caterham, has won an ‘Against the Odds’ award for the orthodontic treatment, which transformed the course of her life. Lottie entered the competition to celebrate...

Children ‘unable to eat solid foods’ due to tooth decay, says report

A report carried out for Devon Council shows that tooth decay amongst children in the area is five times the national average.

Seven countries, 1.3m lives lost – the devastating impact of tobacco revealed

Every year 1.3m lives are lost to cancers caused by smoking tobacco across the UK, US, Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, according to a new Cancer Research UK study. 

Quitting smoking cuts your risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 30–40 per cent

The brief, jointly developed by WHO, the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and the University of Newcastle, unveils quitting smoking can lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by as much...

Preparing for the future

The Dentist talks to Emily Johnston about the current state of dental hygiene.

Soft drinks levy linked to fall in child hospital admissions for tooth extraction

The UK soft drinks industry levy introduced in 2018 may have reduced the number of under-18s having a tooth removed due to tooth decay by 12 per cent, suggests research published in BMJ Nutrition,...

Association says it is time to double down on the sugar tax

The British Dental Association (BDA) has said the new evidence on the huge gains made in the fight against tooth decay secured by the sugar levy shows how the government must remain willing to force...

Children's dental health significantly improved using electric toothbrushes

It may be time to go electric when it comes to kids brushing their teeth, according to new research by the Hebrew University-Hadassah Faculty of Dental Medicine.

Coffee and a cake at high street coffee shops can contain five times an adult’s sugar limit

To mark Sugar Awareness Week (November 13 -19), a survey by Action on Sugar has revealed over a third of sweet food and drink products sold in major high street coffee shops exceed an adult’s daily...