Monthly Archives: July 2015

7 steps to Conference heaven – Part two: A social whirl!

As well as the serious side to this year’s National Conference – that offers speakers to change mindsets and hands-on sessions to expand expertise – September’s event is also a great opportunity to meet up with colleagues. But when the party’s over, how best to stay in touch throughout the rest of the year? Social […]

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US patients ‘prefer toilet cleaning to flossing’

A survey reveals that more than 1 in 4 patients in America admit to lying to the dental team about flossing habits. The study reveals that 27% lie on a regular basis, telling them that they floss daily. Astonishingly the findings also show that 14% find cleaning the toilet more appealing than flossing every day. The survey revealed a list of other unpleasant activities Americans […]

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Innovation will fight oral infection and prevent failures

Researchers at the University of Bristol have developed a new technology that could increase protection against antibacterial and antifungal infection for weeks, months or years. The technology is likely to have significant impact across a number of areas including dentistry, where one in seven composite fillings fail within seven years and 86% of these failures […]

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7 steps to Conference heaven – Part one

In this short series leading up to September’s National Conference, we offer a some hints and tips as to what to expect when you’re there. With key speakers to learn from on the Friday and hands-on sessions to challenge you on the Saturday, attendance is a must if you wish to secure a major role […]

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Investors needed for tooth decay ‘reversal’ innovation

Dental drilling and filling could be consigned to the medical history books after a British firm launched a world first crowdfunding campaign today (Wednesday 22 July). King’s College London spin-out Reminova wants £1M from UK and US individuals to take its revolutionary tooth-rebuilding invention to market, and transform global dental health. It is believed to be the first time a […]

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Campaigners call for government action against ‘toxic’ sugar

After seven years of deliberation, the Government’s Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) has issued their FINAL report on carbohydrates, including sugars in people’s diets. The report recommends that less than 5% of people’s daily energy, down from the previous recommendation of 10%, can come from free sugars (approx. 30g (7 tsp) for an adult […]

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Kids’ dental health habits must start at home

A new study is calling on dental teams to alert parents to the oral health risk of sharing spoons with toddlers at mealtimes. It coincides with the latest figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre that show nearly 26,000 children, aged five to nine, were admitted to hospital in England in 2013-14 with […]

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Kids’ tooth decay ‘crisis’ is unacceptable

The government needs to take action to tackle the rising numbers of children being admitted to hospital for tooth extractions, warn the Faculty of Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons. Despite being nearly entirely preventable, tooth decay is the most common cause of hospital admissions amongst five-nine year old children with 26,500 children […]

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Teen ‘bad breath’ study prompts urge to address tongue cleaning

Teenagers who skip breakfast are almost twice as likely to suffer from bad breath when they skip breakfast. That’s according to a new study published in the International Journal of Dental Hygiene [1]. It found that almost a fifth of participants questioned admitted that they had missed breakfast and, of these, one in three (36%) […]

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‘Joined–up thinking’ needed to aid kids’ dental health

Joined‑up thinking is essential if we are reduce the number of young children going into hospital for dental extractions under general anaesthetic. That's according to Dr Robin Mills, Vice President of the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry (BSPD), who is calling for a national policy to include dental surgeons in all health and educational database systems as […]

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