General Health

Better access to dental care could help win battle against COPD

Oral health in Brazil needs better promotion and more accessible public dental services, in order to help tackle the impact of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) – the country’s third...

Oral health may prevent severe Covid-19 disease

The potential for healthy gums to reduce the severity of Covid-19 disease has been outlined in a paper recently published in the Journal of Oral Medicine and Dental Research.

GDC comments on results from UK-REACH study

Responding to the publication of the first results from the UK-REACH study, which found Covid-19 vaccine hesitancy in 23 per cent of healthcare workers, General Dental Council executive director,...

No strain, no pain

Kate Scheer explains the cause and treatment of musculoskeletal pain.

ASH comments on research showing rise in smoking

In response to the publication of research by Mintel, which found that over half of smokers are “stress-smoking” more and 10 per cent are lighting up again after quitting, Hazel Cheeseman, director of...

Support for those in need

Diane Rochford discusses the support available for dental hygienists and therapists.

Riding away the hours…

Sarah Bradbury discusses the pandemic’s impact on general health and fitness.

Combatting childhood dental fear

Giving every child the best possible start to a lifetime of good oral health is the BDPD’s overarching mission. But one of the many challenges they face is dental anxiety, a reality for many children,...

Study shows non-smokers have better mental health

On No Smoking Day 2021 smokers are encouraged to put smoking behind them for a brighter future. New evidence published this week shows that smokers who quit for six weeks or more are happier than...

CDO for England encourages dental teams to help survivors and victims of domestic abuse

In her latest NHS dentistry and oral health update, CDO Sara Hurley has called on the dental profession to help spot the signs of domestic abuse and to support survivors and victims.

Gum disease linked to Covid-19 complications

Covid-19 patients are at least three times more likely to experience complications if they also have gum disease, according to research published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology, the...

An ongoing concern

Ellen Cummings talks to Michelle Vickers about cancer diagnoses and the impact of Covid-19.