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Tooth brushing alone unable to protect children’s teeth from sugary snacks

17th Jan 2018

New research has revealed that tooth brushing alone is not enough to protect children from tooth decay caused by snacking on sugary foods and drink.The study, published in the Journal of Public Health…

Urgent changes needed to combat appalling growth in child tooth extractions in England

13th Jan 2018

Following the release today of shocking new figures on childhood tooth extractions across England, the UK's leading oral health charity, the Oral Health Foundation, is calling for urgent changes to he…

Poor oral health increases risks of frailty in older men

08th Jan 2018

Oral health problems such as gum disease and tooth loss have been linked to frailty in older British men, a new study has revealed.Researchers observed more than 1,000 men over a three-year period and…

Oral Health Foundation appoints new President

14th Dec 2017

The UK's leading oral health charity, the Oral Health Foundation, have inaugurated Professor Liz Kay MBE as their new President.Professor Kay will take on the role for a full two-year term with immedi…

Breast cancer risk up to three times higher in women with gum disease

07th Dec 2017

New research has discovered that women who suffer from gum disease are up to three times more likely to develop breast cancer.The study1, published in the journal of Community Dentistry and Oral Epide…

Initiative to tackle problems with dental attendance in Emergency Departments launched

17th Oct 2017

A new initiative from the Oral Health Foundation to assess and tackle problems with the way that dental emergencies are handled by A&E departments in the United Kingdom held its first meeting last…

Health charity explores the facts and myths of charcoal toothpaste

03rd Oct 2017

Following research which has suggested claims about oral healthcare products containing activated charcoal to whiten your teeth have been exaggerated, a leading charity has looked at the facts and myt…

Asthma found to increase the likelihood of gum disease by a fifth

20th Sep 2017

Asthma sufferers have been found to be at a much higher risk of developing gum disease, according to the findings of an innovative new piece of research.The study, which looked at a selection of 21 pa…

Government underfunding contributing to a dental crisis: Charity calls for urgent action

06th Sep 2017

Following a BBC News analysis that discovered half of dental practices on the NHS Choices website were not accepting new patients in England, leading health charity the Oral Health Foundation wants to…

The Great British cake-off: UK’s top ‘sweet-tooth’ cities revealed

04th Sep 2017

With the Great British Bake Off back on our television screens, one leading charity has investigated where in the United Kingdom is most likely to reach for a roulade and which places are saying no to…

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