Oral health

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.

The jigsaw of care essential to tackle dental neglect

Dentistry is part of a jigsaw of care which is essential to identify and support children at risk of dental neglect and possibly wider neglect, says Claire Stevens, spokesperson for the British...

Campaigners call for support as Mouth Cancer Action Month 2018 officially launches at the House of Commons

The Oral Health Foundation was joined by a room full of campaigners and supporters last week, as the charity launched this year’s Mouth Cancer Action Month at the House of Commons.

Health check success for Boundaries for Life and Simplyhealth Professionals

Boundaries for Life and sponsors, Simplyhealth Professionals, are celebrating their most successful season of health checks this summer, helped by the introduction of new diagnostic software.

Study highlights important direction for DCby1

A study undertaken at the University of Liverpool, and presented at September’s BSPD conference in Dundee, provided valuable insight into the Society’s Dental Check by One campaign.

Top dentists call for positive action on school meals

The lunchtime menu in Scottish schools should be improved to reduce excess sugar and ensure children and young people eat more fruit and vegetables, according to the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the...

Don't put your oral health at risk, wear a mouthguard

The Oral Health Foundation is encouraging regular use of mouthguards in contact sports, following a widescale review into the health of athletes.

Action on oral health for those experiencing homelessness

Many dental practitioners wonder how to use their dental skills to get involved with providing care for people experiencing homelessness and want to know how to set up their own homelessness inclusion...

Partners in prevention - Oral-B and the BSDHT partner up for First Smiles programme

Oral-B is working with the British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy (BSDHT) to support their First Smiles programme.