teeth

Your teeth and your mouth can highlight a lot of underlying health issues. You may notice some abnormalities but what are they trying to tell you? What can your mouth tell you about any underlying health issues? We’re going to delve into some common symptoms of the teeth and mouth and explain their potential health…

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kings college london stem cell growth

King’s College London study finds how to activate stem cell growth from reserves Stem cells provide renewable sources of cells in many adult tissues, enabling tissue growth and repair. But what happens when the stem cells themselves become depleted, or the tissue needs to go through periods of more rapid growth? A recent study by…

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Facebook news feed changes - bad of business?

Facebook news feed changes could mark big changes for your business’s prominence on the social media site. Mark Zuckerberg has announced that Facebook will now emphasise content that ‘sparks conversation’ amongst friends and family above pages and posts from businesses and organisations. Meaning, your business could be seeing a decrease in reach and engagement fairly…

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dementia-friendly dentistry

FGDP(UK) has published a new guide on dementia-friendly dentistry With around 850,000 people in the UK with the condition – 5% of the population – the Faculty says that dental professionals need to understand it, and adapt their patient management and clinical decisions accordingly. The result of a multidisciplinary collaboration, notably with the Alzheimer’s Society,…

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the state of children's oral health

Children’s oral health within the UK has improved drastically since the 1970’s. This is due to greater awareness of oral hygiene and the consequences of a lack of good oral hygiene. However, children in the UK are still facing common dental issues such as tooth decay, infections and abscesses. These require costly treatments, putting pressure…

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The Mobile Dentaid Unit Provides Care For Vulnerable People

Homeless and vulnerable people in Winchester and Salisbury have been provided with dental care onboard the mobile Dentaid unit. The mobile Dentaid unit has visited Trinity House day centre in Winchester and the Trussell Trust in Salisbury to provide free dental treatment for people who find it difficult to access NHS care. Many had not…

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heart emergency measures

Heart emergency measures need to be better on planes according to doctors. Although the event of cardiac arrest on board flights is rare, airlines are being called upon to carry more medical equipment focused on this issue. About 1,000 people a year die from cardiac arrest in the air, according to data presented at a…

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snoring and what causes it

Snoring is common. As many as one in four people in England snore regularly. While anyone can experience it, it’s more prevalent in adult males ages between 40 and 60. You may think that snoring is a regular mundane thing. However, there are a few different types and causes of snoring. Snoring comes in three…

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8 ways to cut down on sugar

Sugar is a nation wide addiction. Should you want to kick the habit, we can offer you 8 ways to cut down on sugar. We don’t expect people to cut it out entirely. Sugar is hard to escape these days. But, there are ways to skirt around it without eating too much. Not only will…

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Going Back To Dentist

Survey reveals that NHS satisfaction ratings have climbed to their highest since the 90’s. The survey, which was carried out between July and October of last year, revealed good things. The National Centre for Social Research’s British Social Attitudes (BSA) survey asked a nationally representative sample of nearly 3,000 people about their satisfaction with the…

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Appropriate Adjuncts for Patients with Eating Disorders

The latest statistics show that approximately 725,000 people suffer from a form of eating disorder in the UK. Alternative adjuncts could be of some assistance. Eating disorders involve a constant preoccupation with food, a distorted body image and excessive measures taken to control weight. Excessive to the point of harming your body’s health, as well…

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the dentistry show 2017

The Dentistry Show is back for another year! Co-located with The Dental Technology Showcase (DTS), it also makes it a fantastic networking opportunity with lead technicians. The Dentistry Show and DTS 2017 will be held on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th May at the NEC in Birmingham. Designed for you and your team! Bringing the…

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The ADI Team Congress is shaping up for the 30th Anniversary congress. Running from the 2nd – 4th of March this year, this ADI team congress is aiming to be the best one yet. The Association of Dental Implantology is a registered charity. They are dedicated to providing the profession with continuing implant education and…

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ADG considers Brexit

The Association of Dental Groups (ADG) focuses on representing corporates and groups. They also ensure that a high standard of patient care is maintained at all times. But, right now, they are questioning the potential impact of Brexit. The potential outcomes of Brexit have been discussed at length on the news, in magazines and, we’re sure, throughout…

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deprived ares get worse dental care

Adults living in deprived areas are likely to receive worse dental care than those in less deprived areas according to new research. A new study, published in the journal PLOS One, has found that the type of dental care your receive could vary depending on your state of deprivation. Adults from highly deprived areas were…

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We all like a drink at the weekend, or even after work. It’s considered normal now to regularly drink alcohol whenever the notion takes us. Have you ever thought ‘how does alcohol damage teeth?’ Probably not. We’re not surprised! There’s nothing wrong with enjoying a drink every now and then. It all depends on the…

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dental appointments

Dental appointments can feel inconvenient. You might need to go during work and they cost money. However, they are necessary. We’ve seen a couple of articles this week explaining how people are skipping their dental appointments to save money. Here’s a few reasons why that isn’t a great idea. Flossing and brushing isn’t enough. You…

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tooth repair drug

It’s possible that a tooth repair drug could be the answer to dental cavities. Research has found that this tooth repair drug encourages teeth to repair themselves. This could also mean an end to fillings. The drug in question is Tideglusib. It has been assessed for use in the treatment of Alzheimer’s. However, that may not…

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dentists and sleep apnea

Do you have trouble with snoring or sleeping? Do you wake up tired? It’s possible that you may be suffering from sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a common disorder in which you have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep. These pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes.…

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It’s the New Year and no doubt many of us are dieting. You may have switched out that full sugar fizzy drink for diet drinks. However, they may not actually help you achieve any of your weight-loss goals. We’re not going to tell you that you’re better opting for Coca Cola instead of Diet Coke.…

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dentaltown uk honorary editorial board

Dentaltown UK has been forming an impressive honorary editorial board in preparation for the upcoming launch. Dentaltown (Farran Media) is one of the largest dental media companies in the world. The Dentaltown website and magazine have a global reach of around 300,000 dental professionals. With Farran media keen to expand their reach overseas, ourselves at…

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e-cigarettes damage gums

Whether it’s for health or a hobby, we’re pretty sure we all know someone who uses an e-cigarette. The business of e-cigarettes has boomed over the last few years. It’s no longer a business solely for weaning smokers off their habit. Vaping now even has a solid fan base of enthusiasts. A surprising hobby, but…

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how drinking too much water can kill you

It’s common when you’re ill to be told to drink plenty of fluids. However, recent events have shown that this isn’t the case. In fact drinking too much water could actually do you harm. After a woman was submitted to hospital suffering from ‘water intoxication’, healthcare professionals are pondering over what a safe water intake…

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mouth cancer action month

In the last few days of Mouth Cancer Action Month, it’s important to remind people of why it needs awareness. Cancer Research UK has revealed that rates of mouth cancer have jumped by 68% in the UK over the last 20 years. It’s the 11th most common cancer in the UK and it has a…

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bupa takeover

The news of Bupa’s takeover of Oasis Dental Care broke last week. Previously ran by Bridgepoint, Oasis was bought over for the sum of £835 million. Yesterday the dental giant spoke out about the Bupa takeover. Oasis currently runs 380 dental practices around the UK, with over 1,800 dentists and more than two million patients.…

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bupa, oasis dental care takeover

Bupa has successfully bought over Oasis Dental Care in a £835 million takeover. Oasis Dental Care, previously owned by Bridgepoint, runs 380 dental practices around the UK, with over 1,800 dentists and more than two million patients. Justin Ash, Chief Executive of Oasis Dental Care, said: “As part of the Bupa family, we can really develop further…

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brain wifi

An implant, dubbed Brain Wifi, could be the key to helping paralysed people walk again. Brain Wifi is an implant in the brain that beams signals and instructions out of the brain in an attempt to restore movement in the body. The implant has already been successfully used in primates for the first time. Scientists…

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dentists warn over halloween horror

We all know that during the night of Halloween kids will be hitting the streets looking for sugary treats. However, dentists have warned against the dangers of overloading children with sweets on Halloween. It’s hard not to just go for the easiest option when providing trick or treaters with their reward. They want sweets and…

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sugar tax

Childhood obesity rates are through the roof and the World Health Organisation is urging countries to enforce a sugar tax on sugary drinks. Their advice on the sugar tax comes alongside more and more countries are considering fiscal measures to dissuade people from buying large quantities of sugary soft drinks. Which have been identified as…

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birth control linked to depression

A newly published study has found a link between depression and birth control. This study on birth control is the largest study of its kind. It was conducted by The University of Copenhagen and confirmed a link between hormonal contraceptive and depression. One million Danish women between the ages of 15 and 34 were tracked…

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10 healthiest foods right now

Are you looking to upgrade your diet? It’s a good thing we have a list of the 10 healthiest foods you can have right now! We hear a lot about superfoods of the moment. Like quinoa and kale. Those are good too but they won’t feature on this list. However, we do have the 10…

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face down restraints still in use

Face down restraint is still in use in mental health wards in England despite the feeling it should be stopped. Both the government and the NHS have spoken on this issue. They feel face down restraint should be put to a stop. Its use, which can restrict a patient’s breathing, dropped only slightly over the…

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Over 40

Are you over 40 and feeling like your attention span is waning? Your work could be to blame… The Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research underwent research. They found that, working up to 30 hours a week is good for cognitive function in people over 40. However, any more than that causes performance…

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seven-day nhs

A seven-day NHS has been deemed impossible with current funding and staffing levels. The Chief Executive of NHS Providers, Chris Hopson, told Andrew Marr that a seven-day NHS wouldn’t be possible and that there should be a debate based around which services to sacrifice. Hopson believes that people are ignoring the current funding gap and…

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the rabbit test

Have you heard of The Rabbit Test? We live in an age where determining if a woman is pregnant is incredibly simple. Go back a few decades, though, and the latest and greatest technology for determining whether a woman was with child involved a syringe full of urine and a little thing called The Rabbit…

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Hundreds of volunteers have offered up their help to aid in the research of the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. British researchers are aiming to find out more about the early life of Alzheimer’s disease by implementing wearable technology. Using the tech, which is known as biomarkers, they are looking to spot earlier signs of…

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The childhood obesity plan has been attacked and named an absolute disaster. After the Sugar Tax has been given the go ahead the proposed obesity strategy has been labelled weak by health experts, campaigners, MPs and the boss of one of Britain’s biggest supermarkets. The strategy now also includes a voluntary challenge for the food…

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Your desk job could be the death of you but early death could be avoided with an hour of brisk exercise. A recent study has shown that having a desk job increases the risk of dying earlier but the risk can be reduced by 150 minutes of exercise per week. The study involved over a…

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Dysphagia is more commonly known, as swallowing difficulties can be an identifier of other, more serious conditions. Although, dysphagia itself is serious enough, some cannot swallow certain food and drink and others find that they cannot swallow at all. Due to its restrictive nature it can lead to a manner of complications. In an interview…

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Recent study shows that pregnant women are more likely to suffer from gingivitis. Pregnancy is likely to heighten the risk of moderate to severe oral health issues according to the new study, which was presented at the International Association for Dental Research (IADR) meeting in Seoul, South Korea. It is estimated by some sources that…

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Your phone could be causing your neck to sag faster. Dermatologists have created the term ‘tech neck’ to describe the damage looking down at your phone is causing. The consistent hunching and looking down at our phones could be causing accelerated wrinkling and sagging around our necks. People aged between 16-30, commonly known as ‘millennials’,…

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