Monthly Archives: January 2016

New sugary drinks and tooth wear study

New research from The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) shows that sugary drinks are associated with erosive tooth wear among teenagers in Mexico, where sugary beverages are a dietary staple.  The study authors issued a food questionnaire to teens between the ages 14 to 19 living in Mexico regarding the intake of fruit juice, sports drinks and sweet […]

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Authors of nutrition and periodontitis green paper invite comments

An international group of leading periodontologists has issued a call for action to create a new global consensus around periodontology and its impact on health.  Comments from national perio societies and dentistry bodies are now invited on their co-authored 'Perio Focus green paper', which highlights prevention, diagnosis and treatment as three areas for action. Entitled Impact of the […]

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Adverts for candy-flavoured e-cigarettes may tempt kids to vape

Adverts featuring e-cigarettes with flavours such as chocolate and bubble gum are more likely to tempt children to try e-cigarettes than those featuring non-flavoured e-cigarettes. That's according to new research published in the journal BMJ Tobacco Control. E-cigarettes are now the most commonly consumed nicotine product amongst children in countries with strong tobacco control policies. In the USA, […]

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FGDP(UK) joins the call for sugary drinks tax

The Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) has joined the call for a sugary drinks tax. The proposal, which came to national attention with a high profile campaign by the chef Jamie Oliver and the Action on Sugar group of medical and nutritional specialists, has already been supported by the House of Commons Health Select Committee […]

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Dental therapists back ban on junk food adverts before watershed

The British Association of Dental Therapists (BADT) is backing a call for the ban on junk food adverts screening on TV before 9.00pm. Last week, the British Heart Foundation called on the government to introduce a ban on junk food advertising before the watershed as part of the Childhood Obesity Strategy expected later this month. […]

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NEW issue of Dental Therapy Update out now!

The January/February issue of Dental Therapy Update should be with members very soon to welcome you all to a – hopefully – exciting New Year! President Fiona Sandom looks ahead to the challenges and developments 2016 will bring for dental therapists, and gets us up to speed on the activities and engagement she has made so […]

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Fluoridated school milk set to rock Blackpool’s tooth decay figures

More than 8,000 children in Blackpool are set to benefit from the introduction of fluoridated milk into their breakfast routine. A proposal to introduce fluoridated milk, which contains fluoride to help reduce the risk of tooth decay, is set to be decided by the Council’s Executive on Monday 18 January. The milk, which is recommended […]

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Daily sugary drinks increases diabetes and heart disease risk

Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages every day was associated with an increase in a particular type of body fat that may affect diabetes and heart diesase risk. That's according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation. Data from the Framingham Heart Study — federally supported, ongoing research that has advanced the understanding of cardiovascular disease […]

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‘We must learn from Mexico’s sugary drinks tax’

The UK needs to follow Mexico in introducing a tax on sugary drinks if it is to ensure the dental health of future generations. That’s according to Fiona Sandom, president of the British Association of Dental Therapists, who has welcomed a new report – published in the British Medical Journal this week – that illustrates […]

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High blood sugar levels could lead to heart attack complications

High blood sugar levels could lead to heart attack complications. That's the warning from scientists who, for the first time, have demonstrated the mechanism by which the level of sugar in blood can affect the contraction of blood vessels – with potentially dangerous effects on the heart and blood pressure.   Researchers from the University of Leeds' Department […]

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