31 Mar
New study suggests severe gum disease can double the risk of high blood pressure

A new study suggests that severe gum disease can double the risk of developing high blood pressure.  Researchers from University College London found that people who have periodontal disease are twice as likely to have high blood pressure. The team analysed data from 250 people with severe gum disease. Researchers…

24 Mar
England’s chief dental officer urges dental teams to help protect women

England’s chief dental officer, Dr Sara Hurley, has urged dental teams to do their bit to protect women in the wake of the murder of Sarah Everard.

17 Mar
New study will examine whether cognitive behavioural therapy can benefit children suffering from dental anxiety

A pioneering new study will examine whether children who experience dental anxiety could benefit from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT).  Researchers at the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals will investigate the impact of using resources based on CBT for children who suffer from severe dental anxiety. The team of…

11 Mar
New study links gum disease to increased risk of Covid-19 complications

A new study suggests that people who have gum disease are more likely to develop complications of Covid-19.  Research revealed that patients with severe gum disease were up to five times more likely to need ventilation and up to nine times more likely to die from Covid-19. The study involved…

03 Mar
Phillips launches new at-home recycling scheme for dental waste

Phillips has launched a new at-home recycling scheme to encourage members of the public to recycle dental waste.  Building on the success of its dental practice recycling scheme, Phillips is now offering dental patients the opportunity to recycle toothbrushes and other dental supplies at home. Between now and the end…