25 Mar
New figures show lack of progress in tackling childhood tooth decay

New figures released by Public Health England (PHE) show a worrying lack of progress in tackling childhood dental decay.  Statistics from PHE suggest that the proportion of children with tooth decay is the same as in 2017. In 2019, 23% of 5-year-olds had signs of tooth decay. The figure was…

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13 Nov
The Keto diet doesn’t hold the key to healthy teeth, dentists warn

Popular with celebrities and social influencers, the keto diet is enjoying a moment in the spotlight, but dentists have warned that it might not be as saintly as it seems when it comes to dental health. The keto diet, which is a high protein, low carbohydrate diet, has previously been…

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20 Mar
More than 90% of childhood extractions are required for decay

New data published by Public Health England has confirmed that over 90% of extraction procedures carried out in hospitals in England are required for extensive decay. Nine out of ten children aged 0-5 need treatment in hospital as a result of a dental disease, which is almost always preventable. Research…

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09 Jan
Could berries hold the key to healthy smiles?

New research has suggested that berries could hold the key to healthy smiles. Scientists have discovered that dark berries, including blueberries and cranberries, contain nutrients, which could help to reduce the risk of dental decay. The research, which has been published in the European Journal of Oral Sciences, suggests that…

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28 Nov
London’s Mayor announces junk food advertising ban on the tube

The Mayor of London has announced plans to implement a ban on junk food advertising on the tube. Under new guidelines, adverts for products that are high in fat, salt, and sugar will not be permitted on the underground. The ban will also include overground stations and bus stations and…

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21 Nov
Sheffield Professor calls for water fluoridation to be a focal point of new government prevention plan

Professor Michael Lennon OBE, from the School of Clinical Dentistry at the University of Sheffield, has called for water fluoridation to be a focal point of new preventative measures revealed by the Department of Health. Recently, the Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, announced that he was implanting a plan for the…

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