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This year, 2018, marks 70 years since the NHS was established. The establishment of a health service that was free at the point of use for every person in the country was a radical idea and it is fair to say that 70 years on, the NHS is one of the government bodies that people all across the country rely on daily.
I recently read with interest an article in the Independent that of a poll of 1,000 16 – 34 year olds, found 40 per cent have secretly judged a friend’s poor oral hygiene. A quarter of the respondents said they would avoid friends with dental hygiene issues by coming up with excuses to avoid social gatherings with them.
A new study has revealed that just one alcoholic drink a day changes the balance of bacteria in the mouth, which can lead to a range of diseases. This blog considers this study and how best to protect yourself from damage to your oral health.
Tooth decay in children is a significant problem in the UK; a quarter of 5 year olds are affected (Public Health England, 2018 figures). Experts have warned that Coca Cola’s sponsorship of the 2018 FIFA World Cup is likely to result in increased dental problems. Due to innovative advertising techniques children are currently faced with a deluge of advertising and action is needed to address this worsening health crisis.
A blog explaining the three key messages of National Smile Month 2018 and the benefits of maintaining healthy teeth and gums
Improving your dental health: it’s not just what you eat and drink but how you do it that can affect the strength of your teeth.
A blog discussing whether non-smokers are still at risk of developing oral cancer and the importance of remaining vigilant about your mouth and gums
A blog looking at the symptoms and causes of gum disease
A blog examining the dangers of illegal tooth whitening, what it is, and how to avoid it.
Would you be prepared to have a brace and wear a retainer for life?
Sophie Angwin examines the latest research that shows gum disease could put older women at significantly higher risk of developing a number of cancers.
As oral piercings remain popular, and tongue piercings especially, Sam Swaby takes a look at the impact they can have on oral health.
Can virtual reality (VR) make attending the dentist a less painful experience?
Statistics show that most adults in the UK have some degree of gum disease, but could you be paying for it even though your dentist has missed it? You might in fact have a negligence claim…
Recent years have seen a surge in the number of cosmetic dentistry procedures carried out. Although they can be worth every penny, they can also prove a disastrous mistake.
There has been a recent rise in the popularity of charcoal tooth whitening. But with more and more people trying it out, have we really stopped to think about the associated risks?
A recent poll has revealed that 67% of British people admit to suffering anxiety when visiting the dentist. For some people, this anxiety can be extreme and can prevent attendance for many years. As such, this blog examines the different techniques that can be used to help with dental anxiety and encourage regular attendance.
National Smile Month runs from May 15th 2017 until June 15th 2017. This blog examines the aims of the campaign and how and why you should get involved.
For many people the law surrounding medical negligence is unfamiliar territory, and understandably so. A key part of any claim is establishing what lawyers refer to as ‘causation’ – here we explore what this means and why it’s so important.
A blog examining the first part of the two-fold test for dental negligence, breach of duty.
A blog examining a study which revealed the natural ability of teeth to repair themselves can be enhanced using an Alzheimer’s drug.
A blog reviewing the concerning number of tooth extractions carried out on children per year and the potential causes of this.
Whist it might seem like a daunting prospect to attend a trial at Court in your professional capacity, many dental practitioners are choosing to do this as an expert witness. This blog will examine what being an expert witness involves.
A blog which discusses why dental x-rays are so important in ensuring good dental health
Many adults in the UK will wait until they have identified a problem before visiting the dentist, but the importance of regular check ups should not be underestimated.