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Latest News [caption id="attachment_26897" align="alignright" width="300"] Compound found in red wine could help combat gum disease and tooth decay.[/caption]It has emerged that a compound found in red wine could help combat gum disease and tooth decay. Polyphenols, previously linked to good health, due to their antioxidant properties, were the focus ...READ MORE
Draft legislation for the proposed sugar tax was published recently, in an attempt to tackle tooth decay, obesity, diabetes and other serious conditions. For dentists, GP’s and other health professionals this is a step in the right direction, suggesting positive movements towards change. However, for the big drinks companies this spells taxation, inconvenience ...READ MORE
People with cleft palate or cleft lip often suffer with increased risk of gum disease and tooth decay throughout their lives. New findings suggest that these dental problems could occur due to abnormal saliva glands in the mouth. It also shows that an uneven balance in immune compounds within saliva could be a contributing ...READ MORE
With many children, just hours away from embarking on their trick or treating, dentists have issued a stark warning to parents about taking care of their children’s teeth. Professionals are encouraging parents to be mindful when the abundance of sweets and goodies are collected on this year’s celebration of All Hallows’ Eve....READ MORE
The people of Bradford are struggling to find an NHS dentist, the Telegraph and Argus reports. Some patients have reported resorting to ‘D.I.Y.’ procedures, due to lack of places available at NHS dentists across the city. Others have been forced to attend their local Accident and Emergency department to gain treatment for ...READ MORE
Despite official dental health advice, more than 40% of children in England have not visited their dentist in the last year. The figures show that only 57.9% visited an NHS dentist, which is down by over 2% on the previous year.Professor Nigel Hunt of the Royal College of Surgeons was quoted by The Guardian in response ...READ MORE
According to new figures, although tooth decay in general is on the decline, a quarter of school children still develop cavities before they start primary school – this is a 20% drop since 2008 but it is still a high number for a condition that is preventable. The figures are based on over 100,000 children in the ...READ MORE
A new public health campaign aimed at reducing the levels of tooth decay among children in Liverpool has been announced; health officials in the city are said to be tackling the ‘alarming level’ of decay in children’s teeth, which is being blamed mainly on sugary drinks. The campaign, which is called ‘Is your ...READ MORE
According to data release by the Health and Social Care Information centre, more than 6,400 children in Yorkshire were admitted to hospital with tooth decay in 2014/2015. This number means that children aged ten and under from Sheffield, Doncaster, and Rotherham are amongst those most at risk for tooth decay and tooth loss in the ...READ MORE
Researchers in India are suggesting that they have discovered a strong link between childhood obesity and tooth decay. Dentists at the Dental Council of India (DCI) said that it would be working with the Union Ministry of Health in the country to try and combat the two problems together.Obesity among children in ...READ MORE
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