Monthly Archives: May 2016

Changing Demographics Demand Age-Appropriate Oral Care

Today’s dentists may see multiple generations of patients: kids with tooth decay, parents who need root canals, and grandparents trying to preserve their teeth. Naturally, one size does not fit all in administering treatment. There’s a growing awareness in the profession for the need for age-appropriate care, which means providing oral care and advice with […]

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Dentistry’s success depends on age-appropriate healthcare

Age-appropriate dentistry is essential to ensure successful dental health outcomes in a 21st century facing an increasingly more expansive age range of dentate patients. That’s according to the British Association of Dental Therapists (BADT) that’s based the focus of its annual conference on the Office for National Statistics1 figures that predict more than one in […]

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Junk food causes similar high blood sugar levels as type 2 diabetes

A junk food diet can cause as much damage to the kidney as diabetes, according to a study published in Experimental Physiology. In the study, researchers used animal models of diabetes and models of diet-induced obesity and insulin resistance to see how insulin resistance and too much sugar or fat affect glucose transporters in the kidney. The […]

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Stirring up the energy for change in dental health

A stakeholders meeting organised by British Society of Paediatric Dentistry has given a kick-start to collaborative working with other agencies and organisations committed to bringing down the barriers to improving oral health in children. Representatives from a wide range of organisations concerned with dentistry and children’s well-being contributed to the meeting which featured Q&As and […]

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New Chief Dental Officer for Wales

Dr Colette Bridgman MBE has been appointed Wales’ new Chief Dental Officer, the Welsh Government has announced. Dr Bridgman has been a Consultant in Dental Public Health in the North West of England since 2003, and strategic dental lead for Greater Manchester since 2013. She has also held appointments in Public Health England and the […]

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FGDP(UK) welcomes reduction in tooth decay in young children

The Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) has welcomed figures indicating a reduction in tooth decay among five year olds in England, but has warned against complacence by government. New data from Public Health England’s National Dental Epidemiology Programme, which studied the prevalence and severity of dental decay among more than 110,000 five year olds […]

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Having a sweet tooth not always linked to being overweight

A new study reveals that there is not a strong connection between sweet taste, diet and body size. In their latest study, scientists in Australia suggest that sweetness is not necessarily what drives people to eat the types of food that can lead to weight problems. Professor Russell Keast, head of Deakin University’s Centre for Advanced Sensory Science (CASS), […]

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#howsyoursmile

On 12 May, for the first time in its 67-year history, the British Society of Periodontology is taking the bold step of launching an innovative UK-wide campaign to raise awareness of gum disease and its far-reaching impact on general health. ‘As gum disease is a serious public health issue, affecting the quality of life of over […]

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