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Emergency dentistry patients ‘should pamper their teeth’

Fri

Emergency dentistry patients 'should pamper their teeth'Individuals hoping to prevent emergency dentistry have been urged to pamper their teeth in a bid to maintain good oral health.

According to the British Dental Health Foundation (BDHF), health-conscious people should spend as much money on their dental care as they do on other luxuries.

The advice, which comes as part of the organisation's ten point plan, was released to mark the end of this year's National Smile Month campaign.

Dental patients have also been urged to make changes to their overall lifestyles to prevent the development of oral health issues.

Dr Nigel Carter, chief executive of the BDHF, said: "[These] tips will not only give you good all-round oral health, they will give you a renewed energy and the confidence to portray your smile on a daily basis."

The National Smile Month scheme, which ended on Wednesday (June 15th), aimed to increase the public's knowledge and understanding of the importance of oral hygiene.ADNFCR-2621-ID-800582950-ADNFCR

Emergency dentistry news: Chocolate ‘makes people smile the most’

Thu

Emergency dentistry news: Chocolate 'makes people smile the most'Patients concerned about needing to see an emergency dentist could be interested to hear that chocolate has topped a poll of things that make people smile.

Research conducted by the British Dental Health Foundation (BDHF) revealed that 60 per cent of female respondents named the sweet their favourite choice.

Carried out to mark the end of this year's National Smile Month, experts discovered that seeing a loved one was the second most popular activity.

With chocolate topping the list for the majority of women, male respondents were found to favour a roast dinner to the sugary snack.

Dr Nigel Carter, chief executive of the BDHF, said: "Chocolate may not be the best thing for your teeth, but if everyone follows the Foundation's three rules for good oral health, it's something that we can all continue to enjoy."

The launch of the campaign, which ended yesterday, was held at the Houses of Parliament last month in a bid to encourage people to adopt effective oral health routines.ADNFCR-2621-ID-800580825-ADNFCR

Teeth whitening news: BDHF announce Smile Factor winner

Wed

Teeth whitening news: BDHF announce Smile Factor winnerIndividuals thinking about receiving teeth whitening treatment to brighten their pearly whites could be encouraged to hear the results of a contest held by the British Dental Health Foundation (BDHF).

As part of its National Smile Month campaign, the organisation has revealed the winner of its Smile Factor competition, which aims to bring good news to individuals.

Recipient Phyllis Samuels was given a glamorous transformation as part of her prize, which she won following a tough childhood and battle with cancer.

Working alongside Dream Image North East, the BDHF aimed to put the smile back on the nation's face by telling Ms Samuels' inspiring story.

She said: "I had a phobia of the dentist and didn't feel comfortable going.

"Thanks to Dream Image North East, I'll have looks and a smile to be proud of."

The National Smile Month campaign, which ends today (June 15th), called for dental professionals and community groups to get involved with activities to increase awareness of the importance of good oral health. ADNFCR-2621-ID-800579254-ADNFCR

BDHF scheme proves popular among oral health staff

Mon

BDHF scheme proves popular among oral health staffEmergency dentists and fellow members of oral healthcare staff have applied to receive funding from a scheme launched by the British Dental Health Foundation (BDHF).

Carried out as part of its National Smile Month campaign, the BDHF has announced plans to inject increased investments into educating the public about healthy teeth.

The £100,000 donation, provided by the Wrigley's Tooth Fairy Fund, will go towards projects in a bid to promote oral healthcare across the country.

Qualifying organisations will be given the opportunity to outline their plans for educating people of all ages if they were to receive the additional money.

Dr Nigel Carter, chief executive of the BDHF, said: "The feedback from oral health educators has been very positive and for many organisations it provides an opportunity to fund projects which have been affected by limited funding."

Wrigley's recently revealed that 95 per cent of people regularly fail to take action to protect their teeth and gums after eating lunch.ADNFCR-2621-ID-800576940-ADNFCR

Parents ‘should make oral hygiene fun and interactive’

Mon

Parents 'should make oral hygiene fun and interactive'Parents who want to prevent their children from requiring emergency dentistry should take action to ensure oral healthcare is fun, an expert has suggested.

According to peridontologist Professor Robin Seymour, youngsters are more likely to adopt reliable cleaning routines if the process is interactive and appealing.

His comments come after the British Dental Health Foundation (BDHF) appointed Happy the Hippo to teach young children to look after their teeth and gums as part of the National Smile Month campaign.

Ensuring youngsters maintain oral health through the correct methods of brushing and flossing is vital to dental care in later life, Professor Seymour remarked.

He added: "Often the taste of toothpastes and mouthwashes can put kids off from carrying out a thorough oral care routine."

Professor Seymour's advice comes after the BDHF revealed that approximately one-third of children in the UK continue to suffer from tooth decay due to the lack of a healthy routine.ADNFCR-2621-ID-800576206-ADNFCR

Teeth whitening news: Almost half of population regularly skip brushing

Tue

Teeth whitening news: Almost half of population regularly skip brushing Health-conscious patients hoping to avoid emergency dentistry should ensure they clean their teeth twice per day, experts have advised.

A new study conducted by the British Dental Health Foundation (BDHF) revealed that 49 per cent of the public are putting their oral health at risk by not cleaning their teeth.

Conducted as part of the National Smile Month campaign, researchers discovered that women are the most likely to flout hygiene guidelines, with 59 per cent regularly forgetting to carry out the act before going to bed.

In addition, one in ten respondents confessed to starting the day without thinking about oral hygiene, with one in ten skipping brushing altogether.

Dr Nigel Carter, chief executive of the BDHF, said: "Anyone who regularly skips brushing their teeth – morning or night-time – is storing up oral health problems for the future such as tooth decay and gum disease."

Dental professionals have been urged to get involved in National Smile Month with the aim of increasing awareness of the importance of oral hygiene in people of all ages.ADNFCR-2621-ID-800570914-ADNFCR

Teeth whitening news: Round-tipped toothbrushes ‘are most effective’

Mon

Teeth whitening news: Round-tipped toothbrushes 'are most effective'People contemplating teeth whitening treatment to improve their bright smiles should use a toothbrush with a round tip for effective cleaning, an expert has claimed.

Periodontologist Professor Robin Seymour advised members of the public to make use of soft bristles in order to improve oral hygiene.

According to the Dentyl Active spokesman, toothbrushes with hardened bristles could damage the protective layer of enamel and lead to painful sensitivity.

Professor Seymour stated that the most effective types of teeth cleaning equipment enable users easy access to all areas of the mouth.

He added: "Electric or powered toothbrushes do have an important role to play in regular plaque removal. They are particularly useful in reaching the difficult tooth surfaces."

This advice comes after a survey by Wrigley revealed that 94 per cent of people forget to take care of their oral health after eating dinner.

Conducted to mark the start of the British Dental Health Foundation's National Smile Month campaign, the study also showed that only nine per cent of participants were willing to discuss their oral health with friends.ADNFCR-2621-ID-800568250-ADNFCR

Oral health news: Expert offers tips for teeth brushing

Thu

Oral health news: Expert offers tips for teeth brushingPeople who want to take precautions against emergency dentistry could be interested in a number of tips from a dental expert.

Dentyl Active spokesman and periodontologist Professor Robin Seymour has advised individuals to start brushing at the back of their mouths to ensure the best results.

He also advised members of the public to brush each tooth surface and the area around the gum line in order to ensure all areas of the mouth are cleaned.

With statistics revealing that less than ten per cent of people take part in regular flossing, Professor Seymour stated that an interproximal toothbrush can be just as useful.

He added: "With people's brushing habits being very poor for ridding plaque from their mouths, using an alcohol free mouthwash, twice daily is vital."

This news comes after the launch of the British Dental Health Foundation's National Smile Month campaign, which aims to promote oral hygiene to families across the UK.ADNFCR-2621-ID-800565212-ADNFCR

Emergency dentistry news: British people ‘are oblivious to oral healthcare’

Thu

Emergency dentistry news: British people 'are oblivious to oral healthcare'People who want to limit their chances of needing emergency dentistry should do more to improve their overall oral health, according to a new survey.

Statistics uncovered by Wrigley on behalf of the British Dental Health Foundation (BDHF) revealed that 94 per cent of people in the UK fail to chew gum after lunch because they are unaware of its beneficial qualities.

Conducted as part of National Smile Week, the study found that 50 per cent of the participants did not know that chewing gum assists in fighting plaque.

The findings of the study highlight the importance of promoting good oral healthcare across the country in a bid to prevent emergency dentistry.

Chewing gum neutralises harmful plaque acids found in food and ensures teeth are kept clean, as well as freshening breath.

MasterChef judge and professional chef John Torode said: "By simply chewing sugar-free gum like Extra Ice throughout the day after food and drink, oral health can be improved."

The BDHF has urged people to get involved with the National Smile Month campaign by organising events in their hometowns to promote good oral hygiene. ADNFCR-2621-ID-800557777-ADNFCR

Emergency dentistry news: Smokers offered referral to improve oral health

Tue

Emergency dentistry news: Smokers offered referral to improve oral healthSmokers worried about needing emergency dentistry could be interested to hear news of a new oral health scheme in Derby.

To mark the British Dental Health Foundation's (BDHF's) National Smile Month campaign, ten local dentists have signed up to the NHs Fresh Start initiative, Dentistry.co.uk reports.

Dental patients who wish to stop smoking will be given the opportunity to receive referrals to the scheme from members of oral hygiene staff at their practice.

Addressing the link between cigarettes and a number of dental health issues, experts throughout the county are being invited to get involved.

Participating dentist Conor Donogan acknowledged that smokers are more likely to develop gum disease.

He said: "The commonest cause of gum disease currently in the UK is smoking.

"Gum disease is still the commonest reason why people lose their teeth."

The BDHF has encouraged dental practices to get involved with National Smile Month to promote healthy teeth and gums throughout the country.ADNFCR-2621-ID-800555653-ADNFCR

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