Oral health

A quarter of patients delayed dental care due to costs, says oral health survey

The Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) has released the conclusions of its ‘Adult Oral Health Survey 2021’.

Healthcare provider asks for feedback on its plans for NHS dentistry

NHS Norfolk and Waveney ICB has launched a four-week engagement on its long-term strategy for commissioning NHS dental services.

Ban on disposable vapes would affect one in seven young adults

A ban on disposable vapes, currently being considered by the UK Government, would affect one in seven young adults (aged 18-24) in Great Britain and one in 20 adults overall, according to a new study...

Proof of concept for material for dry mouth conditions

A novel aqueous lubricant technology designed to help people who suffer from a dry mouth is up to five times more effective than existing commercially available products, according to laboratory...

Association replies to the rise in dental sepsis cases

The British Dental Association (BDA) has responded to reports in the Daily Mirror of a surge in deaths from dental sepsis. Which it says are fuelled by ongoing access problems.

A growing appetite for oral health

Michael Sultan discusses the changing awareness of food’s impact on teeth.

Newspaper launches campaign for changes to NHS dentistry

The British Dental Association (BDA) has greeted the Daily Mirror’s launch of a national campaign to save NHS dentistry.

Rugby players to trial instrumented mouthguards for concussion management

The Guinness Six Nations will feature instrumented mouthguard technology, with players across all six unions able to use custom-fitted mouthguards designed to deliver in-game alerts as an indication...

Diagnosing and managing dry mouth

Richard Thomas discusses how to ease your patient's symptoms.

Over 100,000 child hospital admissions for rotting teeth since 2018

A Liberal Democrat Freedom of Information request has found that there have been 218,005 admissions to hospital for rotting teeth, including more than 100,000 child admissions, since 2018.

Brush biopsy enables early detection of oral cancer without surgery

A test invented by University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) researchers allows dentists to screen for the most common form of oral cancer with a simple and familiar tool: the brush.

8,500 people in Bridlington waiting for NHS appointments

With two practices for a town of 35,000, patients in Bridlington are on "a waiting list, for a waiting list".