Oral health

BDA: Postcode lottery of decay demands real investment in prevention

The British Dental Association (BDA) has urged government to tackle deep-seated oral health inequalities which have left young children in deprived parts of England more than five times more likely to...

Oral hygiene contributes to a healthy heart

Proper oral hygiene and regular visits to the dentist can support cardiovascular health. This, in a nutshell, is what dental and heart experts agreed recently at a joint workshop in Madrid.

Sensodyne launches dual action toothpaste designed for sensitivity and gum problems

Sensodyne, the number one dentist recommended brand for sensitive teeth, has unveiled a new specialist dual action toothpaste that targets both sensitive teeth and gum problems. The new toothpaste...

Tell Mayor Khan to make children’s oral health a priority for London

The British Dental Association is urging London’s dentists to set out their views and experiences on prevention and inequalities, following its successful bid to secure an inquiry into children’s oral...

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,...