Dental expert raises concerns over the impact of COVID-19 on oral health standards in poorer regions
The president of the Oral Health Foundation, Dr Ben Atkins, has raised concerns over the potential impact of COVID-19 on oral health standards in poorer regions of the UK. Research suggests that there are significant gaps in standards between deprived and affluent areas, most notably among children. In Blackburn and…READ ARTICLE
Could dentists play a role in reducing obesity post Covid-19?
Obesity has been a problem in the UK for many years, but there’s no doubt that the Coronavirus crisis has put the issue firmly on the agenda again. Statistics suggest that people who are obese are disproportionately affected by Covid-19 and that those who have a high BMI are less…READ ARTICLE
Could lockdown pave the way for virtual dentistry?
During the Coronavirus crisis, dentists all over the UK have been providing online services for patients. Now, with lockdown restrictions easing, some dentists believe that virtual dentistry could be here to stay. While practices have been closed to patients, dental professionals have been providing video consultations, telephone advice and online…READ ARTICLE
A third of dental practices in England expected to open, as lockdown measures are eased gradually
A third of dental practices in England are expected to open in the week commencing Monday 8th June, as lockdown measures continue to be eased gradually. The Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, confirmed that practices in England would be able to open from June 8th at a daily press briefing, and…READ ARTICLE
Two-thirds of Brits now use an electric toothbrush, survey reveals
More than two-thirds of British adults are now using an electric toothbrush, according to a new survey. The Oral Health Foundation conducted a poll recently as part of this year’s National Smile Month campaign, which kicked off on the 18th May. The survey showed that there has been an increase…READ ARTICLE
Could the Covid-19 crisis contribute to a spike in oral cancer cases?
A new survey suggests that British people are snacking more during lockdown. A well-known figure in the dental industry has suggested that the Covid-19 crisis could lead to a spike in mouth cancer cases. Sam Waley-Cohen, former jockey and owner of Portman Dental Care, has called for practices to be…READ ARTICLE