Oral health

Oral health infographic now available in five languages

On September 27, 2023 the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry (BSPD) launched a set of infographics to improve oral health, which has now been translated into the five languages identified by the...

Prime minister to create a ‘smokefree generation’ with historic law change

The government is set to introduce a historic new law to stop children who turn 14 this year or younger from ever legally being sold cigarettes in England, in a bid to create the first...

Innovative Cornwall pilot project supports access to dentistry for vulnerable patients

A collaboration between the NHS and a Cornwall dental surgery, has created a new pilot, enabling children and the most vulnerable patients to access an NHS dentist.

At the heart of the matter

Could oral indicators of CVD improve preventive healthcare? Micheal Sultan discusses the importance of World Heart Day.

Poor oral health could lessen survival from head and neck cancer

An international study has revealed strong associations between oral health and survival among people diagnosed with head and neck cancer.

95 per cent of ex-smokers see positive changes soon after quitting

Stoptober is back and calling on smokers to join the thousands of others committing to quit from October 1, 2023.

Nearly 4.5m children have not been seen by an NHS dentist in a year

Over 4.4m children in England have not been seen by an NHS dentist for at least a year, shocking new figures published by the Liberal Democrats have revealed.

Dentist offers one day of free emergency treatment to 'give back’ to the community

A private dentist practice in Walsall will give 25 free emergency slots to anyone needing dental care.

Stop smoking roadshow to help York residents quit

The Health Trainer team is getting out into the community to visit as many residents as possible and help them quit smoking for good.

23 million sick days taken due to dental pain

Nearly three in ten (28 per cent) Britons have had to take time off work due to tooth pain, according to a new survey from Denplan – the UK’s leading dental plan provider – an equivalent of 11.7m...

Health experts suggest a ban on vaping and smoking outside schools and parks

According to BBC News, a ban on smoking and vaping “outside city schools and in park play areas” could be introduced in Salford.