Oral health

GSK: Low consumer awareness of link between good oral healthcare and wider health conditions

A new study by GSK Consumer Healthcare, in partnership with Ipsos, has revealed the need to improve public awareness that good oral care can benefit people’s overall health.

National Food Strategy a possible ‘game-changer’ for children

Strategies that could impact children’s oral health and improve the life chances of children living in the most deprived areas of the UK are now within reaching distance.

Beyond brushing and interdental cleaning?

Johnson & Johnson, the makers of Listerine, are committed to supporting dental professionals in their efforts to help patients achieve and maintain gum health.

New mouth cancer centre to improve survival and quality of life for thousands of patients

A new cancer centre is being set up to improve survival rates and quality of life for thousands of people affected by squamous cancer – a specific type of cancer which affects the mouth, skin, lungs...

A Letter From A Prisoner

Rachel Lawton is a dentist who has worked for the prison services for more than 12 years. She currently works in a secure psychiatric unit, a medium secure psychiatric unit and six prisons at HMP...

Dentist cancer snub by government could cost lives

With a remarkable lack of insight, the Department of Health has side-lined the essential role of dentists in the fight against mouth cancer.

Faculty of Dental Surgery responds to the new restrictions on junk food advertising

Responding to the announcement by the Department of Health and Social Care on the new restrictions on junk food advertising, Matthew Garrett, dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery (FDS) said,

Philips announces the launch of a new All-in-One brushhead

Philips newly launched premium, multi-facted brushhead is designed to brush away plaque, remove stains and care for gums in ways not possible with a manual toothbrush.

A blueprint for transition to adult services?

The transition from specialist paediatric dental care to an NHS adult service for children who have suffered a traumatic dental injury (TDI) should be underpinned by an adaptable pathway, according to...

Investing in exceptional researchers

Two research proposals focusing on the needs of young patients have been awarded grants jointly by the BSPD and the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the Royal College of Surgeons (England). One proposal...

Sugar content of most popular cocktails revealed

Cocktails, a staple in our society, can be found in nearly every bar, restaurant and pub. They are a popular alcoholic drink choice due to the masking of alcohol flavour, creativity, and sweetness (or...

Patients encouraged to share their smiles

Align Technology has announced that over 10m patients have begun treatment with the Invisalign system, including 2.6m teenage patients. This is a significant milestone for the company and the...