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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…

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

The great British summer time is upon us. For many this might mean family getaways, linen trousers, thinner bed sheets, long strolls on the beach and time outside taking advantage of the weather (whil…

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…

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