Oral health

Vaping associated with increased risk of heart attack and strokes

E-cigarette smokers increase their risk of having a heart attack or stroke, according to new research.

Senior MP gets his teeth into children’s oral health during visit to London dental practice

Rt Hon Mark Field MP met with colleagues at Bupa Dental Care in Bank.

How do you prefer to deliver preventative advice and treatment?

The Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP(UK)) is encouraging dentists to give a few minutes of their time to participate in international research on the profession’s attitudes and preferences...

Introducing Fizz-Free February

The Faculty of General Dental Practice (FGDP(UK)) is encouraging dentists to support Fizz-Free February, a new campaign to encourage people to give up fizzy drinks for a month.

BDA: Action needed in Scotland as attendance gap between rich and poor reaches record levels

The British Dental Association Scotland has expressed deep concerns as new data shows attendance from patients in Scotland’s most deprived communities has fallen to record lows, relative to their more...

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.