Oral health

Growth of “dental tourism” adding pressure on access to dentistry in the UK 

The Association of Dental Groups (ADG) has responded to the British Dental Association (BDA) survey of 1000 dentists released highlighting evidence of a growth in “dental tourism” and the potential...

UK dentists picking up the pieces from dental tourism boom

The popularity of travelling abroad for dental treatment is on the rise, a new survey by the British Dental Association (BDA) suggests. The evidence highlights the problems this has caused for...

2022/23 Dental Contract Negotiations outcome announced

NHS England announced in a letter on July 19, 2022, the outcome of the 2022/23 Dental Contract Negotiations. The negotiation marks the first significant change to the contract since its introduction...

"As sugary as Cola": Dentists call for sweeping action on baby pouches

The British Dental Association (BDA) has warned that obscene levels of sugar in popular baby food pouches underline the need for wide-ranging government action across the early years' food and drink...

Early years food remains a ‘policy black hole’ in government food strategy

Action on Sugar responds to the recent changes in the UK health system. In a recent news article Action on Sugar said, “The National Food Strategy (NFS) team proposed bold, evidence-based...

A new study suggests dietary free sugar is causing dental caries

For many parents, sugar-free alternatives for their children’s snacks are a positive way to manage their child’s oral health and sugar intake. A new study from the International Association for...

Diabetes may weaken teeth and promote tooth decay, study shows

A new study by Mohammad Ali Saghiri from Rutgers University suggests that Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes are prone to tooth decay. The study suggests that such individuals have reduced strength and...

The many and wonderful benefits of chewing gum

Olivia Carey on the growing body of research surrounding the many oral and wider bodily health benefits of sugar-free gum (SFG). National Smile Month, which ended June 16, 2022, has been running...

Prepare your smile for National Smile Month 2022

Over the last two years, it’s been particularly hard for workers to keep up their usual dental routine. 96 per cent of dental professionals believe that the closure of dentists during national...

NHS dentistry and oral health update

Sarah Hurley, chief dental officer for England, and Lisa Richie, head of infection prevention control for NHS England, recently published a new NHS dentistry and oral health update which focused on...