26 Jan
Pandemic prompts surge in tooth grinding symptoms

The pandemic has contributed to a surge in tooth grinding symptoms. Dentists in the UK have reported an increase in the number of patients displaying signs of grinding and clenching in the last 18-24 months. Tooth grinding, known as bruxism, is a subconscious action, which occurs during sleep and causes…

19 Jan
Study suggests children from wealthy families more likely to have signs of tooth wear

A new study suggests that children from wealthy families are more likely to have symptoms of tooth wear. Researchers found that children from affluent backgrounds are more prone to tooth wear. Data analysis involving 65 studies that evaluated dental health in over 60,000 children in 30 different countries revealed a…

12 Jan
Prime Minister uses dental crisis to highlight the need to stick with Plan B

The Prime Minister has used the dental crisis to highlight the need to stick with existing Plan B Covid measures. Speaking in the House of Commons ahead of a decision about keeping existing Covid-19 restrictions, Boris Johnson said that it was right to continue with Plan B, as there are…

05 Jan
New study outlines the impact of the pandemic, as DIY dentistry booms and oral health suffers

A new study has outlined the impact of the pandemic on the oral health of the nation, as DIY dentistry booms and people experience a decline in dental health. Research carried out by Rachael England, a doctor of public health indicates that the Covid-19 crisis has had a significant impact…