23 Nov
Global report shows almost half of the population has an oral disease

A new global report suggests that almost half of the population has an oral disease.  The Global Oral Health Status Report shows that 45% of the world’s population suffers from an oral disease. This equates to approximately 3.5 billion people.  During the last thirty years, the number of cases of…

22 Jun
New study highlights dental dangers of tongue and lip piercings

A new study has highlighted the dental risks of tongue and lip piercings. Researchers from University Medicine Greifswald, Germany, found that people who have oral piercings are more likely to have bleeding gums, receding gums and deep pockets around the teeth.

13 Apr
Australian dentists report surge in cases of tooth grinding during the pandemic

Dentists in Australia have reported a surge in the number of patients presenting with symptoms of tooth grinding during the pandemic. Dentists across the country have experienced an increase in cases of symptoms linked to grinding and clenching the teeth…

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…

04 Aug
What does your mouth reveal about your general health?

Most people are aware that oral symptoms and changes in the mouth can be symptomatic of gum disease and decay but there are many other possible reasons for abnormalities and signs, including white patches and swollen gums.  TV dentist, Dr Hanna Kinsella, has shared advice for patients with questions about…

03 Jun
Two-thirds of Brits now use an electric toothbrush, survey reveals

More than two-thirds of British adults are now using an electric toothbrush, according to a new survey.  The Oral Health Foundation conducted a poll recently as part of this year’s National Smile Month campaign, which kicked off on the 18th May. The survey showed that there has been an increase…