22 Dec
New study links poor oral health to increased dementia risk

A new study suggests that poor oral health can increase the risk of developing dementia substantially. Researchers found that missing teeth correlate with elevated dementia risk. Losing a tooth increases the risk by 1.1% but people who have no natural teeth remaining have a 40% higher risk of developing dementia…

15 Dec
Dental charity highlights the ‘big 3’ risk factors for oral cancer

Dental charity, the Oral Health Foundation, is raising awareness of the causes of oral cancer by highlighting the ‘big 3’ risk factors. The foundation is educating people about the causes of mouth cancer after a survey revealed that only 15% of people are aware of the main risk factors. The…

08 Dec
Health experts urge patients to be vigilant to lower oral cancer risks

Health experts are urging the public to be vigilant to lower the risk of developing advanced oral cancer. Oral cancer screening is usually part of routine dental checks, but with many patients unable to book check-ups at the moment due to treatment backlogs, experts are eager to encourage the public…

01 Dec
New study links good oral health with lower risk of pregnancy complications

A new study suggests that good oral health can help to lower the risk of complications during pregnancy and childbirth. Researchers at the University of Sydney found that preventing and treating gum disease reduced the risk of premature birth and low birth weight. The findings of the study have been…