Oral health

Patients with type 2 diabetes are more likely to be deficient in essential nutrients if they have tooth loss and gum problems

A new cross-sectional study investigating the relationship between the number of teeth, self-reported gum condition and intake of food and nutrition has demonstrated that people with type 2 diabetes...

Plymouth primary school children to receive NHS dental appointments

NHS dental appointments will soon be offered to children at Whitleigh Primary School, thanks to the work of the Plymouth Dental Task Force.

Free mouth cancer checks in Bradford and Keighley

With early diagnosis boosting the chances of beating mouth cancer from 50 to 90 per cent, local people across Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven are being asked to check their mouths and seek...

Association responds to rising oral cancer rates

The British Dental Association (BDA) has stressed the government must act to meaningfully restore access to NHS dentistry as oral cancer rates and deaths continue to rise.

£70m allocated to stop smoking services

Following King Charles III’s speech at the opening of Parliament, the government has announced a package of funding to support stop smoking services. The announcement follows the launch of a...

Oral cancer rate in Wales is increasing every year

The incidence rate for mouth cancer in Wales has been steadily rising since 2002, a new report has outlined.  

Study shows that smoking ‘stops’ cancer-fighting proteins

Scientists at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) have uncovered one way tobacco smoking causes cancer and makes it harder to treat by undermining the body’s anti-cancer safeguards.

Mouth cancer awareness: how can you help your patients?

Katie Caines, a dental nurse from Grants House Dental Practise in Frome, has taken part in Mouth Cancer Action Month every year with the Oral Health Foundation, helping to raise awareness of mouth...

Half of women say their oral health is being affected by the cost of living crisis 

Newly-released data from the Wrigley Oral Healthcare Programme’s Oral Health Index has shown that more women (48 per cent) believe there has been no improvement in accessing dental services since the...

Quit smoking campaign asks ‘What will you miss’?

A hard-hitting quit smoking campaign has been launched on November 1, 2023, by Greater Manchester Integrated Care Partnership.

Report reveals over a quarter of adults have asked their dentist about general health problems

Denplan, part of Simplyhealth, has released the findings of its annual ‘Oral Healthcare Report’. Collected from over 5,000 consumers in the UK who used both NHS and private dentists, the report offers...

Increased risk of dental caries after obesity surgeries

Those who have had surgical obesity treatment (also known as bariatric surgery) have a higher risk of dental caries than before surgery. They also often experience a general decline in oral health....