01 Apr
Dental tourism is increasingly popular among Brits

Flights may be grounded at the moment, but before airlines started making cancellations and we were encouraged to stay at home, dental tourism was booming. Dental tourism, the practice of going overseas to undergo dental treatment, has become increasingly popular in the last decade. The most common reason patients choose…

25 Mar
New figures show lack of progress in tackling childhood tooth decay

New figures released by Public Health England (PHE) show a worrying lack of progress in tackling childhood dental decay.  Statistics from PHE suggest that the proportion of children with tooth decay is the same as in 2017. In 2019, 23% of 5-year-olds had signs of tooth decay. The figure was…

19 Mar
Researchers call for reduced opioid use after study reveals limited benefits for dental patients

Researchers have called for reduced opioid use in dentistry after a study found that the drugs have limited benefits for dental patients. Data collected and analysed by a team at Michigan University suggested that there was very little in the way of differences between opioids and other pain relief techniques….

11 Mar
New study claims dentists could play a more active role in detecting type 2 diabetes

A new study has revealed that dental professionals could play a more active role in the detection of type 2 diabetes. Research carried out by a team at the University of Birmingham suggested that dentists could do more to identify patients at risk of diabetes by using risk assessment tools….

26 Feb
Dental charity supports push to expand water fluoridation in England

The Oral Health Foundation is supporting a push by NHS England to expand water fluoridation.  The charity, along with the Community Water Fluoridation Network and NHS England, is campaigning to provide more people in England with access to fluoridated water. The organisations believe that fluoride exposure is one of the…

19 Feb
Are bad habits harming your teeth?

Most people know what they need to do to keep their teeth healthy and strong, but lists of what not to do are much less commonplace. Dentists often talk about cleaning the teeth with fluoride toothpaste, using an electric toothbrush and going for a check-up every six months, but what…


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