Oral health

GSK Consumer Healthcare leads oral care industry with launch of its first carbon neutral toothbrush

Over 3.6 billion plastic toothbrushes are purchased every single year, with the average person using 300 in their lifetime. Unfortunately, roughly 80 per cent of these end up in the sea.

British Dental Association want restrictions relaxed in Wales

With most of Wales’ covid rules now eased, the British Dental Association have said they now want rules for dentists to be relaxed, too.

Throat cancer one of the most likely to go unrecognised

Amanda Pritchard, the new head of the NHS in England, has recently urged that people do not delay seeking medical treatment when suffering from stomach pain or a cough that does not go away, as these...

The British Fluoridation Society appoints new Committee Member

The British Fluoridation Society (BFS) is pleased to announce Philip Martin BDS MDPH is joining its Executive Committee.

BSPD calls for equality of access to specialist care for 0-16s with highest dental needs

A workforce shortage which has been ignored for more than a decade makes access to a specialist in paediatric dentistry a challenge in many areas of the UK.

New study brings hope of further decline in dental decay in UK children of the future

The role of water fluoridation in strengthening children’s primary teeth has been given further affirmation by an important new Canadian study.

Brighter Smiles continuing at Carclaze Community Primary School

Over 420 pupils at Carclaze Community Primary School will continue improving their oral health after Imerys Minerals and West Carclaze Garden Village renewed their commitment for the third year...

Radiant smiles for children as dental group opens fluoride varnish clinics

Dentists from Scotland’s largest dental group have volunteered many hours of their own time to provide fluoride varnish clinics for children in some of the country’s most deprived areas.

Dentists: Expansion of sugar tax a litmus test for government on prevention

The British Dental Association has backed recommendations set in the second part of the ‘Food Strategy’ to expand the sugar tax to cover foods high in sugar and salt.

Oral health in our coastal communities

Neil Carmichael, chair of the ADG, has responded to the chief medical officer’s annual report on ‘Health in our Coastal Communities’, published recently.

GSK: Low consumer awareness of link between good oral healthcare and wider health conditions

A new study by GSK Consumer Healthcare, in partnership with Ipsos, has revealed the need to improve public awareness that good oral care can benefit people’s overall health.

National Food Strategy a possible ‘game-changer’ for children

Strategies that could impact children’s oral health and improve the life chances of children living in the most deprived areas of the UK are now within reaching distance.