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Childhood tooth extractions tripled in deprived areas, study says
A new study found that children in deprived areas were three times more likely to have severe tooth decay resulting…
Dentistry
Children’s sugar intake nearly halved by sugar tax
The sugar tax nearly halved children’s daily sugar intake from soft drinks within a year of being introduced, according to…
Oral health
Nearly one third of parents pay for children’s orthodontics with credit
Nearly one third of UK parents are using credit to pay for their children’s orthodontic treatment, a study shows. The…
Dentistry
Thumb sucking: how can it impact oral health?
Many dentists have treated children and teenagers who have long-term dental problems caused by thumb sucking. But what exactly causes…
Dentistry
A new dawn for child-friendly dental care
Libi Al Muzian shares her journey in building Sunrise Dental Clinic – a pioneering paediatric dental practice which specialises in…
Dentistry
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UK girls vaping, smoking and drinking more than boys, study shows
The World Health Organization (WHO) has revealed that young girls in the UK are vaping, smoking and drinking more than…
Dentistry
Creative solutions for dental fear in children
Woo-Young Yoon explains how thinking out of the box can help to combat dental fear and anxiety in paediatric patients.…
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‘Prevention could change people’s lives’ – why we must act now
Ingrid Perry MBE, newly appointed prevention lead at mydentist, discusses the importance of preventive oral healthcare and how targeted initiatives…
Oral health
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Child tooth extractions due to decay have risen by 17%, figures show
The number of children attending hospital for an extraction due to tooth decay has risen by 17%, government figures show.…
Dentistry
Unlocking dental confidence in children
Sarah Mack shares her tips for adapting your dentistry to young patients to create dental-confident children and tackle the childhood…
Dentistry
Calls for government to act fast on children’s dental decay
Children living in the most deprived areas are twice more likely to experience tooth decay, new research shows. New data…
Dentistry
‘Take action now’ – research sparks plea to ban energy drinks for children
Following new research about the impact of energy drinks on children, more than 40 health organisations including the British Dental…
Dentistry
National newspaper launches campaign to save NHS dentistry
The BDA has backed a national newspaper’s campaign calling for action to be taken on the ‘intolerable’ state of NHS…
Dentistry
Labour pledges supervised toothbrushing during free breakfast clubs
Dental experts have welcomed the Labour Party’s pledge to implement a supervised toothbrushing scheme during ‘fully funded’ breakfast clubs. In…
Dentistry
Colgate Smiles for Life program – tackling oral health disparities
Colgate responds to campaign by the British Dental Association (BDA) and charity Beauty Bank to help tackle on-going oral health…
Oral health
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Magical Dental Check-Up Day – tackling NHS access issues
Adding a touch of magic: Rowan Thomas reports back from the Magical Dental Check-Up Day at Islington’s Dental Beauty. On…
Dentistry
Electric toothbrushes improve children’s oral health more than manual, study finds
According to a new study, oscillating-rotating (O-R) electric toothbrushes were significantly more effective than manual brushes in reducing plaque and…
Dentistry
Sugar tax may have reduced hospital admissions for child tooth extractions, study suggests
The sugar tax may have reduced the amount of child hospital admissions for tooth extractions, according to new research. Also…
Dentistry
Expanding your practice: everyday paediatric dentistry made easy
King’s College London introduces its Expanding Your Practice: Everyday Paediatric Dentistry Made Easy workshop, focusing on a minimal intervention approach to…
Dentistry
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