02 Oct
Project Cuts Scottish Decay

A dental health scheme is helping Scotland win the war on childhood tooth decay. New figures from the department of health showed a significant long-term decrease in the number of children needing fillings and extractions. Since 2000-01 the number of fillings given to children has fallen 62% from 774,762 to…

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13 Mar
American researchers link oral bacteria to colon cancer progression

Researchers in America have established a link between a form of common oral bacteria and the acceleration of colon cancer. A team from the College of Dental Medicine at Columbia University found that a common strain of oral bacteria, which is linked to tooth decay, can also contribute to colon…

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27 Jun
New study reveals alarming standards of oral health among Britain’s elite athletes

A new study has revealed alarming standards of oral health among Britain’s elite athletes. A study conducted by researchers at University College London showed that around 50 percent of athletes suffer from dental issues that are severe enough to have a negative impact on their performance. The team identified high…

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04 Apr
Leading dentist urges schools to ban sugar-laden desserts

One of the UK’s most prominent dental figures has urged schools to ban sugary desserts in a bid to reduce rates of preventable decay. Dean of the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons, Professor Michael Escudier, has encouraged schools to replace sugary puddings, such as cakes,…

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17 Jan
Childhood decay epidemic is costing the NHS more than £35 million per year

Extraction procedures carried out in UK hospitals are costing the NHS millions of pounds per year, it has been confirmed. Last year, the NHS spent more than £35 million on dental procedures, which could have been prevented. According to statistics from the Local Government Association (LGA), a total of 42,911…

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19 Apr
Is your diet as healthy as you think? Tooth-troubling foods to be wary of

If you’re on a health drive, the chances are that you’ve read articles and blogs about healthy eating before. The worry is that there’s so much information out there, and much of it is conflicting. Diets may be good for weight loss, but are they actually good for your health?…

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