Oral health

Stepping up the fight against mouth cancer

The OCDO has released its latest NHS dentistry and oral health bulletin, with a focus on oral cancer.

Oral health may prevent severe Covid-19 disease

The potential for healthy gums to reduce the severity of Covid-19 disease has been outlined in a paper recently published in the Journal of Oral Medicine and Dental Research.

Dry mouth matters

Jackie Whiteley discusses the impact of dry mouth and how the dental team can help.

Getting patients back on the right path

Diane Rochford explains how dental hygienists and therapists can help to solve problems caused by DIY dentistry.

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...