Oral health

The Missing Piece: BDA sets out 2019 manifesto for oral health

The British Dental Association (BDA) has called on all parties to stop treating oral health as the missing piece in health policy, as it launches its 2019 manifesto.

The festive drinks with sugar equivalent to 20 biscuits

{my}dentist, the UK’s largest network of dental practices, has revealed the top five festive drinks from national coffee chains that are worst for your teeth.

Charity launches national mouth cancer campaign by urging everybody to be mouthaware

The Oral Health Foundation was joined by a room full of campaigners and supporters on Tuesday at the Houses of Parliament, as the charity launched this year’s Mouth Cancer Action Month.

Soft drinks found to be the crucial link between obesity and tooth wear

A new study published today in the journal Clinical Oral Investigations, has found that sugar-sweetened acidic drinks, such as soft drinks, is the common factor between obesity and tooth wear among...

CMO report: Dentists back ideas to tackle obesity and tooth decay together

The British Dental Association (BDA) has applauded the new independent report from departing Chief Medical Officer Sally Davies, for offering a joined-up response to the challenges of childhood...

Charity announces launch of Mouth Cancer Action Month 2019

The Oral Health Foundation is building up to this year’s Mouth Cancer Action Month by calling on dental professionals to help the general public become more ‘mouthaware’.

Dentists warn of teething products that could put infants’ health at risk

The British Dental Association (BDA) has urged parents to be on alert, as new research has revealed that 9 of the 14 teething products licensed for use in the UK contain sucrose, alcohol and/or...

Oral Health Foundation suggests new ‘pudding tax’

A nationwide poll by the Oral Health Foundation has found the majority of Brits (54 per cent) now support a ’pudding tax’. The tax was particularly popular among younger people, with more than...

Charity announces new strategy for better oral health

The Oral Health Foundation has launched its new strategy for oral health, which will run until 2024. 

Reports of energy drinks ban welcome, says BDA

The British Dental Association has welcomed reports that health secretary Matt Hancock is moving to ban sales of energy drinks to under-16s. The drinks, which contain a double whammy of acids and...

FGDP(UK) welcomes new requirement for schools

The Faculty of General Dental Practice UK (FGDP(UK)) has welcomed the inclusion of oral health in new statutory guidance on health education for schools in England.

Only three per cent of children in England visit dentist before their first birthday, study finds

Research led by the University of Birmingham has revealed that just three per cent of children in England visited the dentist before their first birthday.

Urgent call for government to fund more children’s supervised tooth brushing programmes

UK charity Dental Wellness Trust has called on the government to make the funding of supervised tooth brushing programmes an urgent priority across all UK nurseries and primary schools, potentially...

Simplyhealth Professionals announces a third season of sponsorship for Boundaries For Life

Building on the success of the past two years, Simplyhealth Professionals is gearing up for a third season of support for Boundaries For Life, an initiative that offers free health checks for...

CDO announces NASDAL DCby1 Practice of the Year Award 2019

Speaking at the recent NASDAL biannual conference, CDO of England, Sara Hurley, announced the launch of the 2019 NASDAL Dental Check by One Practice of the Year award.