Oral health

Study highlights link between gum disease and premature labour

Pregnant women with gum disease are significantly more likely to go into early labour, according to the findings of a new study.

Oral health in children referenced in NHS Long Term plan

The inclusion of children’s oral health in the NHS Long Term Plan, published yesterday, is welcomed by the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry which has been campaigning for oral health to be...

New study suggests that good oral health can be as much about the mind as it is about the mouth

Young adults with feelings of depression are significantly more at risk of oral health diseases, according to the findings of a new study.

Advocate for children’s oral health awarded CBE

Claire Stevens, also known as the Toothfairy to her blog readers, has been appointed a CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List in recognition of her tireless...

Introducing Listerine Go! Tabs

Johnson & Johnson is delighted to unveil the details of its revolutionary new Listerine Go! Tabs to dental health care professionals, ahead of the launch to consumers in the UK.

Whole mouth extractions evidence of continuing decay epidemic, BDA warn

The British Dental Association (BDA) has responded to new data on “full dental extractions” among children, warning it is just the most extreme evidence of an epidemic of tooth decay among the young,...

Is it time to take energy drinks off the menu for kids?

The British Dental Association has expressed dismay that government advisors have concluded there is insufficient evidence to warrant a ban on sale of energy drinks to children.

Millions of children missing out on essential free dental care

Using the most recent figures, released by the NHS last week, the Dental Law Partnership has discovered that just 58.7 per cent of children aged 0-17, living in England, have attended an appointment...

Fluoridation of water must be at the heart of prevention

The green paper on prevention announced by Secretary of State for Health, Matt Hancock, has been welcomed by Professor Michael Lennon, on behalf of the British Fluoridation Society.

UK’s first report into mouth cancer reveals huge gamble the nation is taking with its health

A new report looking into mouth cancer in the United Kingdom reveals a dangerous and widespread lack of awareness about the disease.

The jigsaw of care essential to tackle dental neglect

Dentistry is part of a jigsaw of care which is essential to identify and support children at risk of dental neglect and possibly wider neglect, says Claire Stevens, spokesperson for the British...

Campaigners call for support as Mouth Cancer Action Month 2018 officially launches at the House of Commons

The Oral Health Foundation was joined by a room full of campaigners and supporters last week, as the charity launched this year’s Mouth Cancer Action Month at the House of Commons.