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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06 Nov
British Dental Association busts common dental myths to promote good oral hygiene

Many of us have grown up following a dental routine or employing certain habits to protect our smiles. While being aware of the importance of looking after your mouth is undoubtedly positive, dentists are concerned that some people have been misled by popular dental myths. In a bid to encourage…

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07 Aug
The British Dental Association warns against online dentistry, as US firm launches £1,500 invisible braces you can order on the web

The British Dental Association has warned against online dentistry, as a US firm launches £1,500 invisible braces you can order on the Internet.  The SmileDirectClub is offering consumers the chance to benefit from cheaper braces by ordering online. The product, which retails at £1,500 is a significantly less expensive alternative…

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24 Jul
Could supervised brushing at school help to stem the tide of decay?

Public Health England figures suggest that dentists are removing around 1,000 teeth per month from children under the age of 6, despite the fact that almost all cases of decay are preventable. With dental issues costing the NHS millions of pounds, and children missing 60,000 school days every year as…

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08 Aug
Row over water fluoridation erupts in East Yorkshire

A row over water fluoridation has erupted in East Yorkshire. Dental experts have accused local councillors of “peddling myths” and providing “alternative facts” to try and persuade people that water fluoridation is expensive and ineffective. The British Dental Association has spoken out after Hull City Council’s councillor in charge of…

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20 Dec
British Dental Association raises concerns over a lack of dental funding

The British Dental Association has raised concerns over a lack of funding for NHS dental services. According to research cited by the BDA, real-term spending on dental care has fallen by £7.50 per head in England. A new study shows that spending on NHS dental care has decreased, despite the…

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