12 May
More than 75% of dentists have seen an upturn in requests for adult orthodontics

Over 75% of orthodontists have experienced an uptick in requests for adult orthodontics in the last year. Statistics from the British Orthodontic Society (BOS) revealed that more than three-quarters (84%) of orthodontists reported a spike in adult patients, while 60% of those surveyed said that the rise in demand was…

05 May
Dentists back new guidelines for healthy packed lunches in a bid to stem rising rates of decay

Dental organisations have backed plans for new guidelines for packed lunches in a bid to stem rising rates of decay among children.  Representatives from the Faculty of Dental Surgeons (FDS) at the Royal College of Surgeons of England have advised schools to take steps to lower sugar consumption significantly. Dentists…

28 Apr
Neo the brown bear receives a visit from the dentist

A four-year-old brown bear from Bristol has received a visit from the dentist.  Neo, who lives at the Wild Place Project, needed treatment after coming out of hibernation. Keepers at the park noticed that Neo had dental problems shortly after he and his fellow European brown bears came out of…

21 Apr
New research suggests a third of smokers are smoking more due to the pandemic

New research has revealed that a third of smokers are smoking more as a result of the pandemic.  A study conducted by Mintel showed that almost a third of smokers are smoking more frequently and over 50% of smokers are stress smoking. The figures also suggested that 10% of people…

14 Apr
Dental charity provides treatment for rough sleepers in Eastbourne

A dental charity has provided homeless people in Eastbourne with free emergency dental care. A team of volunteers working for Dentaid has been visiting The Salvation Army citadel on Langley Road on a monthly basis and staff have also been out in the mobile unit providing treatment for rough sleepers…

07 Apr
New report reveals 1 in 10 toddlers in England have decay

A new report has revealed that 1 in 10 toddlers in England have decayed teeth.  Data published by Public Health England suggests that just over 10% of three-year-olds have signs of decay. The data was released as part of a research project into the state of oral health in pre-school…


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