The Diet Dilemma: How Low Calorie Sweeteners Affect Your Teeth
At this time of year, many of us make a conscious effort to try and shed those Christmas pounds and get in shape. Sometimes, this involves making changes to our diet, including adding low calorie alternatives to our favourite foods. It sounds like a winning formula, but are artificial sweeteners…READ ARTICLE
Hospital tooth extractions hit record high, as hundreds of children treated every week
The number of tooth extraction procedures carried out in hospitals in England has hit a record high, statistics have confirmed. According to figures released by the Local Government Association, more than 160 procedures to remove rotten teeth under general anaesthetic are carried out every day. Last year, 40,800 procedures involving…READ ARTICLE
5 New Year’s Resolutions that Will Lead to Healthy Teeth
It’s a brand new year, and many of us have made resolutions. If you’re keen to boost your health this year, don’t forget about your teeth and gums. An attractive, healthy smile could be your best weapon if you’re hoping to find ‘the one’ or land that dream job this…READ ARTICLE
Are you aware of the warning signs of oral cancer?
It’s a form of cancer that affects more than 6,000 people in the UK every year, but relatively few people have heard of oral cancer. The latest statistics show that the incidence of oral cancer has increased by more than 60 percent in the last two decades, but do you…READ ARTICLE
Could a new dental repair drug spell the end of fillings?
Scientists from King’s College London are hopeful that a new tooth repair drug could spell the end for fillings. A team of researchers has discovered that chemicals contribute to the repair of small cavities in mice teeth, and there are high hopes that the same results could be achieved in…READ ARTICLE
Dentists call for an end to workplace ‘cake culture’
Dental experts are calling for an end to the workplace ‘cake culture’ in a bid to reduce the prevalence of public health problems, including dental disease, type 2 diabetes and obesity. Members of the Faculty of Dental Surgery claim that grazing on cakes and biscuits at work is contributing to…READ ARTICLE