24 Nov
Australian dentists report increase in tooth grinding during the pandemic

Dentists in Australia have reported an increase in tooth grinding during the pandemic. According to the president of the Victorian branch of the Australian Dental Association, Jeremy Sternson, dentists have seen a sharp increase in the number of patients presenting with cracked teeth. In an average year, Dr Sternson explained,…

17 Nov
New report suggests babies and toddlers could become addicted to sugary foods

A new report has suggested that babies and toddlers could become addicted to sugary foods due to high sugar content in some infant food products. Action on Sugar has produced a new report, which raises concerns over the potential for babies and young children to become addicted to infant foods,…

10 Nov
Oral Health Foundation launches new campaign to encourage safe dentistry

The Oral Health Foundation has launched a new campaign to encourage and promote safe dentistry. Safe Smiles is designed to raise awareness of the risks of DIY dentistry, buying products online and undergoing treatment provided by practitioners who do not have formal dental training. The charity’s programme has been developed…

03 Nov
Health chiefs advise patients to go to emergency dentists and use GPs and pharmacies before visiting A&E departments

Health chiefs have issued a plea to reduce pressure on A&E departments with winter fast approaching. As pressure on emergency NHS services increases in line with the demand for treatment during the winter and the ongoing pandemic, NHS England’s national medical director, Professor Stephen Powis, is urging members of the…