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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…

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…

New NHS dental charges announced

05th Apr 2017

NHS Dental Charges will rise from the 1st April 2017. Dentistry is one of the few NHS services where you have to pay a contribution towards the cost of your care. In April 2006, the NHS in England a…

Hormone Replacement Therapy shown to be highly effective in reducing gum disease

31st Mar 2017

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) has been credited with helping women manage a range of menopause-related issues, including hot flushes, heart health and bone density, and now new research suggests H…

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