Oral health

New study brings hope of further decline in dental decay in UK children of the future

The role of water fluoridation in strengthening children’s primary teeth has been given further affirmation by an important new Canadian study.

Brighter Smiles continuing at Carclaze Community Primary School

Over 420 pupils at Carclaze Community Primary School will continue improving their oral health after Imerys Minerals and West Carclaze Garden Village renewed their commitment for the third year...

Radiant smiles for children as dental group opens fluoride varnish clinics

Dentists from Scotland’s largest dental group have volunteered many hours of their own time to provide fluoride varnish clinics for children in some of the country’s most deprived areas.

Dentists: Expansion of sugar tax a litmus test for government on prevention

The British Dental Association has backed recommendations set in the second part of the ‘Food Strategy’ to expand the sugar tax to cover foods high in sugar and salt.

Oral health in our coastal communities

Neil Carmichael, chair of the ADG, has responded to the chief medical officer’s annual report on ‘Health in our Coastal Communities’, published recently.

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,