Oral health

Annual NHS dental statistics for England report released

New figures published on August 24, 2023, in the annual report on ‘NHS Dental Statistics for England’ in 2022-23, show that the number of patients being seen by NHS dentists remains below pre-pandemic...

Charity calls for the NHS to provide free dental repairs for seizure damage

Data from the Epilepsy Society shows that half of people who have suffered dental injuries during a seizure have not had them repaired because they can’t afford the treatment. Sixty-nine per cent had...

Vape sales to young people sparks alarm bells

Mounting evidence disposable vapes are being used by under-age children should set alarm bells ringing among retailers, says Gillian Mackay. The minister is calling for decisive action to stop the...

Post-earthquake aid initiative to support affected dental clinics

In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that struck Turkey and Syria on February 6, 2023, GC Europe has extended its support to the affected communities.

Teeth could preserve antibodies hundreds of years old, study finds

Teeth could be capable of preserving antibodies for hundreds of years, allowing scientists to investigate the history of infectious human diseases, a study has found.

Swap-to-stop but let us shop, say vapers

A government scheme to give out free vapes to smokers appeals to most but not all, according to new research from the University of East Anglia (UEA).

How do we prevent ourselves from getting stuck in unhealthy oral hygiene habits?

Leading oral health brand TePe has launched a campaign to raise awareness about the importance of good dental hygiene, encouraging consumers to make small changes to their daily routine to benefit...

Inserts in cigarette packs to help smokers quit introduced

The government will seek views on adding pack inserts into tobacco products to encourage more smokers to quit following the launch of a new consultation on August 14, 2023.

A haven for bacteria  

Anne Symons explains the importance of a healthy oral microbiome.

Two in five people in Norfolk unable to access dental care

Research into ‘dental deserts’ by Good Morning Britain has discovered that Norfolk has been the worst affected area for access issues. The data suggests that 38 per cent of patients in the county have...

Preschool recognised for teaching good oral health habits

A Norfolk preschool has received a ‘healthy smiles’ accreditation for teaching its pupils about the importance of oral hygiene.

Event tackles dental anxiety in young people

A Northamptonshire dental therapist has launched a series of free events for children to address dental anxiety.