Oral health

Leading dentist’s advice on the what and the how’s of stopping snoring

Parneet Sehmi suggests ways to help patients change their lifestyles to improve sleep health. 

Delays in GDC cases have a human cost, DDU explains

The Dental Defence Union (DDU) is urging the General Dental Council (GDC) to re-double efforts to improve its fitness to practise processes, following a review of the regulator by the Professional...

Is periodontal disease a risk factor for oral cancer?

A new study released in Evidence-Based Dentistry has identified a link between age, gender, and development of oral cancer.

‘Behind your smile’ campaign

Leading oral hygiene brand Tepe, has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the link between good oral health and overall wellbeing, and educate consumers about the importance of maintaining a...

"NHS dentistry at a tipping point": BBC reveals the extent of access crisis

Nine out of 10 NHS dental practices are unable to offer appointments to new adult patients, in the most extensive survey of patient access ever undertaken.   The British Dental Association (BDA) has...

Quitting smoking on decline, says new study

During the pandemic, many people prioritised fitness and health. This included dietary changes and millions of people getting involved in home workouts. We might assume this resulted in a positive...

Key advice for safeguarding: NHS update

With the summer holidays getting underway many parents are considering fun and safe activities to keep the kids busy. But for medical professionals, patient safety and safeguarding are on their minds...

NHS helps thousands of pregnant smokers kick the habit

Midwives and other NHS staff have helped almost 15,000 mums-to-be in England quit smoking over just three years, new analysis shows. 

Mental Health Foundation Chief Exec to lead Mental Health and Smoking Partnership

The Mental Health and Smoking Partnership, coordinated by Action on Smoking and Health, is delighted to welcome Mark Rowland chief executive of the Mental Health Foundation as the new co-chair of the...

The “long shadow on our health”: changing alcohol habits following the pandemic

​As a result of the pandemic, everyone’s daily lives changed dramatically. So did our habits and food choices. Studies from University of Sheffield and Institute of Alcohol Studies/HealthLumen have...

NHS Update - 2022/23 dental contract negotiations

On July 19, 2022, Sara Hurley and Ali Sparke released a new NHS dental and oral health update. This issue focused on the upcoming reforms as a result of the 2022/23 dental contract negotiations.

Smokers 45 per cent more likely to die from Covid-19 

Data collated from the American Heart Association’s Covid-19 CVD Registry to determine the impact of smoking and vaping among patients hospitalized with Covid-19 has been revealed.