General Health

Time for long-term change?

Kimberley Lloyd discusses why a teetotal lifestyle should continue beyond Dry January.

Dental professionals and their teams prioritised for Covid-19 vaccine

The CDO for England, Sara Hurley, and Eric Rooney and Jason Wong, the deputy CDOs, have released an NHS dentistry and oral health update regarding Covid-19 vaccinations for dental professionals and...

Another health issue

Zoe Fairlamb explains how back pain is on the rise for dentists during the pandemic.

Colgate laboratory tests show toothpaste and mouthwash neutralise 99.9 per cent of the virus that causes Covid-19

A clinical research programme is underway to validate the potential of oral health products to slow the spread of the virus.

Charities respond to government’s public consultation on junk food

Action on Sugar and Dental Wellness Trust have responded to the government's public consultation on a total ban of online advertising for unhealthy foods high in fat, sugar and salt in the UK to...

Research highlights scale of impact of Covid-19 on dental professionals

New Covid-19 research released by the General Dental Council (GDC) has found that most dental professionals expect to be able to see fewer patients than normal over the next 12 months, while also...

Dental Protection responds to Healthwatch report on dentistry during Covid-19

Dental Protection has defended dentists following the publication of a new Healthwatch report on dentistry and the impact of Covid-19.

Dental caries and obesity must be tackled together, says BSPD

The British Society of Paediatric Dentistry (BSPD), the organisation committed to improving the oral health of children in the UK, is calling for more co-ordinated steps to tackle both dental decay...

Opening up

Nishan Dixit considers how the pandemic has impacted mental health.

Colgate laboratory tests show toothpaste and mouthwash inactivate 99.9 per cent of the virus that causes Covid-19

Laboratory studies show that toothpastes containing zinc or stannous and mouthwash formulas with cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) neutralise the virus that causes Covid-19 by 99.9 per cent. The studies...

Mental health in modern times

Michael Sultan looks at the impact the events of 2020 have had on our wellbeing.

World Antimicrobial Awareness Week: Antibiotics do not cure toothache

National dental organisations have come together to support the World Health Organisation’s Antibiotic Awareness Week, which runs from November 18-24.