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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…

Jumping from the skies for mouth cancer action


15th Sep 2017

Jumping out of a plane from 15,000 feet to raise money and awareness of mouth cancer may sound extreme. But that's precisely what mouth cancer fundraiser extraordinaire Sarah Cocks has achieved.Mum of…

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…

‘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.…

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