General Health

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.

Could mouthwash be effective against coronavirus?

Preliminary results from a study conducted by scientists at Cardiff University have indicated that some mouthwashes can eliminate coronavirus in saliva in 30 seconds.

Dental practices identify over eight per cent of patients with undiagnosed diabetes in new study

Out of 1,143 patients, 97 patients more than eight per cent were identified with undiagnosed diabetes or prediabetes. The study found that using a FINDRISC (FINnish Diabetes Risk Score) questionnaire...

Keeping a close eye on the health of care home residents

A project that involves keeping a close eye on the health of care home residents has been extended for a year after a trial showed impressive results.

Government opens consultation on banning online advertisement of junk food

The government’s open consultation on the total restriction of online advertising for products high in fat, sugar and salt (HFSS) has received a positive reaction from health charities.

Supporting the dental profession throughout the second Covid-19 wave

The CDOs for the four nations – Tom Ferris (Scotland), Colette Bridgman (Wales), Michael Donaldson (Northern Ireland) and Sara Hurley (England) – have released a letter addressing the dental...

The mental health impact of pandemics for front line healthcare staff

Mental health problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety and depression are common among healthcare staff during and immediately after pandemics – according to new research from the...

Update from the chief dental officer on national restrictions in England

Sara Hurley, CDO for England, has released an NHS dentistry and oral health update in light of the new lockdown restrictions coming into effect on November 5. The statement reads:

BDA statement on new lockdown restrictions

The British Dental Association has released a statement regarding the government's announcement of new lockdown measures coming into effect on November 5. The statement reads: Following the prime...