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Gum disease raises risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease by 70%, study finds


21st Aug 2017

People who have suffered from gum disease for ten years or longer are 70 percent more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease, a new study has discovered.The research, published in Alzheimer's Research …

Don’t forget your toothbrush: Festival-goers putting their oral health at serious risk


14th Aug 2017

It's the great British summer time and apart from washed out barbeques and bored kids on their summer holidays this can only mean one thing, it is festival season. Festivals bring with them many worri…

Gum disease linked to cancers in older women, study finds


03rd Aug 2017

Unhealthy gums could put older women at significantly higher risk of developing many forms of deadly cancer, according to the findings of a ground-breaking new study.The research, which looked at data…

‘Unjust, unfair and discriminatory decision will cost lives’: charity slams JCVI decision on HPV


19th Jul 2017

The decision by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) today to deny boys a vaccination against the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) has been condemned by a leading oral health charity.…

Tooth grinding may be a sign your child is being bullied, study finds


12th Jul 2017

A leading health charity is urging parents to be on the lookout for their children grinding their teeth, as its revealed to be major sign that their child could be being bullied. New research has reve…

Praise for new advertising regulations restricting the promotion of unhealthy food to children


06th Jul 2017

Oral health campaigners have welcomed new regulations from the Committee of Advertising Practice clamping down on junk food advertising aimed at children, hailing it as a significant step forward in i…

Charity says emotional goodbye to long serving Director of Operations


06th Jun 2017

The UK's leading oral health charity, the Oral Health Foundation, has said an emotional goodbye to their long serving Director of Operations Sharon Broom, who is leaving the charity after 17 years' lo…

Charity president praises Dundee dental students


24th May 2017

President of the Oral Health Foundation, Janet Goodwin, visited the University of Dundee School of Dentistry to present awards to students who have produced exceptional projects during their degree. T…

Chewing more sugarfree gum could save billions of pounds in the treatment of tooth decay


22nd May 2017

Chewing just one additional piece of sugarfree gum each day could save £3.3 billion worldwide on dental expenditures from treating tooth decay, according to a new study published in the American Jour…

Praise for new regulations but health experts urge caution over long-term use of e-cigarettes


16th May 2017

Health campaigners have today praised new laws on e-cigarettes, claiming it could signal a significant breakthrough in helping people quit smoking, but share concerns over potentially unknown side eff…

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