Oral health

Dental professionals volunteer to help Lancashire community groups to fill the gap

Dental experts from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) have been helping two local community groups to improve oral health.

Toothbrushing packs to be given to vulnerable people and families

Nottingham City Council and Nottinghamshire County Council have secured £100,000 of ring-fenced funding from NHS England to buy and distribute toothbrushing packs to foodbanks and other organisations...

Ground-breaking oral cancer treatment developed

LightOx, a Newcastle-based drug development company, has received an initial £400k investment from Northstar Ventures to help develop its product to revolutionise oral cancer treatment.

Nottingham water fluoridation campaign

A GP and a councillor have teamed up to lobby for water fluoridation to improve oral health.

NHS would save more than £500m a year if half of England’s adult smokers vaped instead

Research from Brunel University London has revealed how switching smokers could help save the NHS millions. Despite the widespread knowledge about the harmful effects of tobacco smoking, tobacco use...

Oral health charity welcomes HPV vaccination report

The Oral Health Foundation has welcomed a new report from the Health and Social Care Committee (HSCC) as part of its inquiry into cancer prevention.

Championing oral health in primary schools

Community Dental Services (CDS) CIC Essex, in partnership with Essex County Council, has been funded by Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care Board to establish a Peer Led Education Programme...

Four in ten smokers wrongly believe that vaping is as or more harmful as smoking

Earlier in 2023, the government announced a national ‘swap to stop’ campaign to offer one million smokers a free vaping starter kit, together with behavioural support, to help them quit smoking....

Podcast explores the depth of the dental access crisis in the North East

Experts in the North East of England have stated that there is now a "whole new generation of people who have never been to a dentist".

Seven out of 10 people are protected by at least one tobacco control measure

A new World Health Organization (WHO) report highlights that 5.6 billion people – 71 per cent of the world’s population – are now protected with at least one best practice policy to help save lives...

Children are increasingly exposed to e-cigarettes on display in shops, and are more likely to buy from small shops

The analysis, by researchers from Imperial College London, used data from the annual ASH survey of youth vaping, collected over five years from 2018 to 2022.

1,750 extra hours of dental appointments

Giles Watling MP, the member of parliament for Clacton, has welcomed the news that the Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care System (ICS) and {my}Dentist have announced a joint partnership to...