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Income, education and social isolation linked to dental anxiety in new report

19th Apr 2018

New research has discovered that being afraid of the dentist can not only affect your oral health but can be seriously damaging to your overall quality of life. The study, published in the Internation…

New NHS dental charges announced

01st Apr 2018

NHS Dental Charges will rise from the 1st April 2018.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 and …

The definitive guide to illegal tooth whitening

01st Feb 2018

Tooth whitening has quickly become an incredibly popular cosmetic procedure for many Brits looking for a brighter smile. Around one in six Brits now say they have had their teeth whitened and the ind…

In their own words: Elderly people reveal what stops them visiting the dentist

29th Jan 2018

First hand accounts from elderly people have revealed what is really getting in the way of them making regular visits to the dentist. In a series of focus groups involving people over 65 years old, re…

Charity welcomes new Scottish dental health policies greater focus on prevention

25th Jan 2018

Leading oral health charity, the Oral Health Foundation, has welcomed the introduction of a new dental health policy for Scotland which has a much greater focus on prevention.The charity believes that…

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…

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