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Compound found in red wine could help combat gum disease and tooth decay

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 ...

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Big brands vow to cut sugar in anticipation of proposed tax

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 ...

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Study shows link between cleft palate gene and abnormal saliva glands

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 ...

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Dental professionals issue warning for Halloween

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....

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Bradford in a state of decay over NHS dentistry

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 ...

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Forty percent of children currently not visiting their dentist

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 ...

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One in four school children still suffer from tooth decay in the UK

 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 ...

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Public health officials tackle tooth decay in Liverpool

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 ...

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South Yorkshires children have high levels of tooth decay

 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 ...

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Dentists in India find link between obesity and tooth decay

 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 ...

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