Oral health

Children with immune deficiencies more likely to have gum disease

Researchers at King’s College London have found that children with primary immunodeficiencies have higher prevalence of periodontal (gum) disease.

Extent of dental decay in three-year-olds "a shocking indictment"

The second national dental epidemiology programme survey of the oral health of three-year-olds shows virtually no change since the first survey in 2013. Members of the BSPD, the UK’s society dedicated...

The future fight against tooth decay

Michael Sultan looks at the challenges ahead.

The good, the bad and the ugly

Dawn Woodward discusses the influence of TikTok on oral health.

BSPD condemns omission of children’s oral health in government report

The ‘Early Years Healthy Development Review’ led by Andrea Leadsom provides a vision for the critical first 1,001 days of a child’s life in its newly published report. The omission of oral health from...

Craniofacial conditions and oral health

The dental care of children in the UK with craniofacial conditions needs to be integrated with their overall NHS management and treatment, says Sarah McKaig, president of the BSPD. A team member in...

Study finds that a new toothpaste significantly improves gum health

While several recent studies show that individuals with chronic gum disease are more likely to experience potentially life-threatening complications if they contract Covid-19, a new study shows...

New research sees consumer fear over visiting dentists grow

New research from GSK Consumer Healthcare, in partnership with IPSOS, has revealed changing attitudes towards dentistry within the UK, as more British people than in any other European country have...

Get them in the habit

Maxwell O’Neill discusses the importance of understanding patient psychology.

Three quarters of dentists have seen significant impact of Covid-19 pandemic on oral health of their patients

A new survey conducted by the Wrigley Oral Healthcare Programme has revealed the extent to which dental professionals across the country have adapted to continued lockdowns.

Two thirds of children did not see an NHS dentist last year

NHS dental attendance figures published last week show over two thirds of children (70.2 per cent) in England did not see an NHS dentist in the 12 months to December 31, 2020. Dental surgeons are...

Supporting whiter smiles

Tooth whitening has been popular for some time. In fact, there is reason to believe that the practice of whitening our teeth even dates back to as far as 2000 BC when Ancient Egyptians would make a...