Oral health

Eating problems are common among older home care patients, study shows

Eating problems are common among older home care patients, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland has revealed.

Dental teams can be ‘vital link’ in caring for patients with eating disorders, says charity

Dental teams are in the ideal position to identify and act on early signs of eating disorders, says the Oral Health Foundation.

National Smile Month launches with calls for levelling up

Speaking recently at the launch of this year’s National Smile Month, the Oral Health Foundation’s chief executive, Nigel Carter, called for the government to put an end to the vast inequalities in...

Researchers highlight crisis in dental care for people with severe mental illness

​People with severe mental illnesses are falling through the cracks when it comes to oral health care, according to new research from the University of York.

Primary school forced to arrange dental check ups for pupils

West Earlham Infant School in Norwich has been forced to arrange free dental checks for its pupils, which highlights the dental care crisis in the region.

BSPD responds to reports of pandemic child tooth extractions data

The pandemic has shone a harsh spotlight on some long-standing issues including the persistent and immoral inequalities we see in children’s oral health.

Mental Health Awareness Week: how stress affects oral health

The impact prolonged stress has on our body and wellbeing – including our dental health – can be significant. There are a range of common signs and symptoms to look out for, from teeth grinding to dry...

Woman uses chewing gum to fill gap created by missing front teeth

A woman with her two front teeth missing has revealed how she uses chewing gum to fill the gap – a form of DIY dentistry.

European Regional Organisation’s e-book on oral cancer prevention

The prevention of oral cancer has been a key topic in oral healthcare for many years, as many oral cancer patients still present de novo at an advanced stage, often thereby jeopardising their ultimate...

Dental surgeons welcome plans to expand water fluoridation schemes

New 9pm watershed banning unhealthy TV ads will also be introduced as the Health and Care Bill receives Royal Assent

Dentists call for urgent reform as charities step in to fill access gap for school children

The British Dental Association (BDA) has warned government must pick up the pace on the reform of NHS dentistry, following an investigation from the BBC which found that teachers have requested...

School forced to rely on dental charity to treat pupils

Trinity Academy Grammar in West Yorkshire has brought in a dental charity to treat pupils during school hours.