Oral health

Killer smile? Oral pathogen increases heart attack damage

In a study published in the International Journal of Oral Science, researchers from Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) have revealed that a common oral pathogen can stop cardiac myocytes from...

Vape brand pledges to reduce its appeal to teens

A vape supplier has taken action to reduce its appeal to young people with packaging and flavour changes amidst government crackdowns.

County council announces support to make a generation of non-smokers a reality

Hampshire County Council has welcomed the Government’s recent announcement to create a ‘smokefree generation’ by 2040.

Vapes should be prescription only, says Welsh first minister

In a statement to the Senedd, Mark Drakeford, Wales’s first minister, said he was “attracted” to the Australian policy of restricting vape sales to pharmacies.

Supermarket cuts the price of children’s toothbrushes and toothpastes

To help in the fight against kids’ tooth decay and support families struggling financially, Tesco is reducing the price of its children’s Pro Formula Steps range by 20 per cent from October 9, 2023. 

Tackling youth vaping: government sets out next steps to create ‘smokefree generation’

The government has launched a public consultation on youth vaping as part of measures to clamp down on vapes being promoted to children.

Common diabetes drug could treat gum disease and help you age healthier 

In their latest publication in the Journal of Translational Medicine, a team of researchers at King’s College London have found new ways of stopping periodontal (gum) disease and potentially reducing...

University research empowers Scottish communities to shape smoking cessation services

New research led by the University of Aberdeen in collaboration with Turning Point Scotland and NHS Grampian involving people living in areas of multiple deprivation has uncovered powerful community...

Children’s toothpaste range launched

This year, Colgate has launched their new kids range, with unique sugar acid neutraliser technology powered by arginine, providing children up to 20 per cent fewer new cavities in two years.

Back to school programme provides children with hygiene essentials and supplies

For the 26th consecutive year, Henry Schein, Inc. is helping children around the world start the academic year off right through its ‘Back to School’ programme.

‘NHS dentistry is hanging by a thread’: Association responds to proposed recovery plans

With the Government yet to honour its pledge to publish a recovery plan for NHS dentistry, the British Dental Association (BDA) has welcomed moves from the Labour Party to bring forward its own...

Supervised toothbrushing plan welcomed by children’s society

The Labour Party has proposed a supervised toothbrushing scheme to target three, four and five-year-olds in the 20 per cent most deprived areas in England, which is warmly received by the British...