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Statins ‘help prevent tooth loss’


20th Aug 2014

New research has discovered that people taking statins for general health problems were almost three times less likely to suffer from tooth loss compared to those not on the drug.1Patients on statins …

Mediterranean diet reduces mouth cancer risk


14th Aug 2014

A Mediterranean diet can halve the risk of developing mouth cancer, according to a new study.The results, published in the British Journal of Cancer1, discovered that patients who had a diet involving…

British Dental Health Foundation President scoops Best Doctoral Thesis award


12th Aug 2014

British Dental Health Foundation President & Board Chair Dr Tony Newton bagged a ‘hat trick' of awards in Durham last week as he received his Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) at a …

Oral health deteriorates during hospital stays


05th Aug 2014

New research suggests that oral health deteriorates during hospitalisation and is associated with an increased risk of malnutrition in older patients.Research published in the Journal of Clinical Peri…

Diabetes increases risk of head and neck cancers


29th Jul 2014

People with diabetes are at ‘significantly' greater risk of developing head and neck cancer, according to new research.The study discovered that groups of patients with diabetes are almost 50 pe…

Centenarians ‘have better teeth’


22nd Jul 2014

Not everything stands the test of time, but it seems if you're older than 100 your teeth most certainly do.New research presented in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society1 discovered that cen…

Charity responds to child tooth decay hospital admissions


14th Jul 2014

In response to a new report that more children in England are being admitted to hospital because of tooth decay than for any other reason, oral health charity the British Dental Health Foundation beli…

GDC proposed ARF hike and advert in the Telegraph


14th Jul 2014

Dr Nigel Carter OBE, Chief Executive of the British Dental Health Foundation, said: "Both the proposed annual retention fee increase and the advert placed in the Daily Telegraph have attracted quite a…

Oral bacteria ‘irritates IBD’


09th Jul 2014

Oral bacteria could have a role to play in the flare-up of irritable bowel disease, new research suggests.The findings, presented in the journal Oral Diseases, discovered that colitis, also known as i…

One in four Brits unhappy with their smile


03rd Jul 2014

Smile and the world smiles with you as the saying goes, but for more than a quarter of Brits who are unhappy with their smiles this may not be the case.New research by the British Dental Health Founda…

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