Alistair Burt had a lot to say at the British Dental Association Conference. There has been an alarming increase in the number of children getting tooth extractions and the Health Minister and the BDA, aren’t happy. The numbers of under-18s experiencing tooth extraction has soared in recent years. Around 41,000 children have had removal procedures…

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If you’ve ever worried about your toothbrush getting covered in germs, now’s the time for a Steripod. Fresh from its success in the states a new sterile pod for your toothbrush is now available in the UK! A recent study at the University of Manchester revealed that there are over 10 million bacteria on your…

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Could the germs in your mouth lead to pancreatic cancer? New study hints at a link between germs found in your mouth and a heightened risk of pancreatic cancer. Researchers in America believe that they have found links between things lurking in our mouths and the possibility of cancer, Jiyoung Ahn, Associate Professor of Population…

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Dental leaders are making moves to have migrants paying for dental treatment. They are due to come to blows with the government for another attempt at having migrants shell out for NHS dental work. A new bill is to be published in the next two months concerning the NHS, the bill will be called the…

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Defacto are looking to reward the best smiles in the UK! We want you to send in smiling selfies of you or your dental practice (if you work in one!) to win an amazing prize! In conjunction with National Smile Month 2016, we thought we would run a little competition to raise awareness about oral…

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New survey shows that fans of selfies are more likely to hide their teeth than have an open mouth smile. Issues with their teeth are prompting fans of selfies in Britain to pose closed mouth instead of showing their teeth to the world. Discoloured teeth are the biggest reason behind 33% of those surveyed for hiding teeth…

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Claims by dentists state that musculoskeletal injuries and psychiatric disorders are the biggest health issues for the profession, according to Dentists’ Provident. Dentists’ Provident members are most likely to claim for musculoskeletal injuries. New statistics show that one in three claims made to these members are for these health issues, which include; general back pain,…

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The BSP launch creative new gum disease campaign. From yesterday (Thursday 12 May), the British Society of Periodontology (BSP) 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, for the first time in its 67-year history. BSP president Dr Phil…

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Nottingham Dental Therapist embarks on a 10,500 mile round trip to help others. Monica Zendera, who lives in Hucknall, was born and brought up in Zimbabwe and has since returned to complete a dental mission. The 28-year old moved to Nottinghamshire in 2003 and joined their salaried dental service, she has now returned to her…

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An elephant walks into the dentist…or really the dentist came to the elephant. ZSL Whipsnade Zoo had to call in a dentist when one of their elephants was suffering from massive tooth pain. The zoos female Asian elephant, Lucha, who is 33-years-old wasn’t eating her food. When the keepers noticed this they called in the…

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Tooth decay in young children is on the rise and nursery staff are trying to change that. The cost of removing teeth in hospital has risen by 66% since 2011 according to the British Dental Association. However, although there may be children going through the discomfort of having fillings or extractions, there are many other children…

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The Bradford dentist is travelling with the Dental Mavericks to aid children with no access to dental care. Carl Taylor is the principle dentist at Taylored Dental Care and will travel to Morocco with a group of other dentists at the end of May. The dentists involved are a part of a charity called Dental…

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