Dental Health

These Fossilised Teeth Could Rewrite The History Of Where Humans Came From

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 20.10.2017 | UK Tech

A set of fossilised teeth dating back a staggering 9.7 million years could rewrite the famous ‘out-of-Africa’ theory that suggests humanity moved ...

Retainers Should Be 'Worn For Life' After Braces To Prevent Need For Future Corrective Treatment

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 06.10.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Most people who have had braces will need corrective treatment years later, orthodontists have said. To tackle the problem, experts from the British O...

The Simple Habit That Will Help You Keep Your Teeth For Life

Jackie Gallego | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Despite years in practice, dentist Dr Milad Shadrooh admits that patients still sometimes surprise him. “What’s most shocking is how many people s...

A Dentist Shares Your Poor Excuses For Not Flossing (And Tells Us Why You Should)

Jackie Gallego | Posted 24.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Regular flossing is an easy way to improve oral health and potentially avoid symptoms of gum disease, from bleeding gums and bad breath to inflammatio...

You’re Probably Forgetting To Brush This Part Of Your Teeth

HuffPost | Rachel Moss | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Despite most of us thinking that we’re brushing our teeth correctly or flossing frequently enough, dentist visits are often full of surprises. Irrit...

The Alarming Way Sparkling Water Can Damage Your Teeth

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Sparkling water is often perceived as the “healthier” option when it comes to fizzing drinks, but it can still damage your teeth. According to Dr ...

Why Mucus Could Be Great News For Your Teeth

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 12.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Correction: this article originally stated that nasal mucus could be beneficial for your teeth. This statement was incorrect and we have amended it ac...

Lifting The Lid On Simple Steps To Improve Childhood Oral Heath

Sara Keel | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Parents
Sara Keel

More and more health experts are concerned about babies and young children sucking from spouts or from no-spill seals, and say this sucking habit, (not to be confused with the breastfeeding 'suckle'), is implicated in problems such as rotten teeth and orthodontic issues.

In The Future, Dentists Could Just Regrow Your Damaged Teeth

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Tech

For many, the thought of a trip to the dentist conjures horrific memories of getting fillings as a kid. But such archaic practices could soon be banis...

Tooth Decay Is The 'Leading Cause Of Child Hospital Admissions', So Here's How To Prevent It

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK Parents

Tooth decay has emerged as the “leading cause of child hospital admissions”, the Local Government Association (LGA) has revealed. Every day, 160 c...

A Message To Everyone Who Brings Cakes And Biscuits To Work

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle

Dentists have called for an end to office “cake culture” in order to tackle obesity and tooth decay. The Faculty of Dental Surgery said our habit ...

Caring For Milk Teeth: Everything Parents Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK Parents

Parents want the best for their children’s health, and oral hygiene is no different. But new research has revealed that many parents see milk teeth ...

Flossing Might Not Be So Great For Health After All

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

If you thought flossing was great news for your health, think again. That’s according to British dentist Professor Damien Walmsley who said there is...

The Worrying Truth About Childhood Tooth Decay

The Huffington Post | Rachel Moss | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Monday mornings are pretty bleak for Claire Stevens. As an NHS dental consultant, she has to prepare herself for yet another week of pulling out child...

Smile! Caring for Your Family's Teeth is Essential for Health and Wellbeing

Professor Kevin Fenton | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Parents
Professor Kevin Fenton

Nobody likes toothache, and for most people, the thought of having a tooth taken out by the dentist is enough to make them brush twice a day. But there are lots of things that help improve oral health, including not smoking, watching how much you drink and eating a healthy diet, which will help to protect your general health as well.

Playing at Dentists and Teaching the Art of the 'Gentle Scrub'

Purnima Tanuku | Posted 29.04.2017 | UK Parents
Purnima Tanuku

Tooth decay among young children is big in the news this month with the cost of removing teeth in hospital rising by 66% since 2010-11, according to the British Dental Association. It's shocking and sad and completely preventable, not to mention expensive for the NHS.

This Pup Is Pretty Chuffed With His New Braces

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Many of us know the sinking feeling after hearing those horrifying words from the dentist: "You need braces." But one pooch looked positively overj...

Woman Lives With Drill Bit Lodged In Her Mouth For Two Years

PA Real Life Features | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

A woman has revealed how a drill bit remained lodged in her mouth for more than two years after it snapped off during a routine visit to the dentist. ...

World Oral Health Day: Billions Are Still Suffering - And Some Dying - From 'Tooth Decay'

Mark Topley | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK
Mark Topley

If like me, you're not a dentist, your response may well be 'so what?' Given the level of other diseases we hear about, like ebola, that reaction is understandable. So why is oral health important, when there's so much else in the news?

Why You Might Have Bad Breath And Other Mouth Woes

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Around 12% of us suffer from extreme dental anxiety. In fact, the British Dental Association says that 25% of the British population suffer from some ...

How Often Should You Change Your Toothbrush?

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle

It's one of those questions that nobody really knows the answer to, but it's quite important that you do. The experts say you should change your t...

This Is What Tooth Plaque Looks Like Up Close

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

We hope you're not eating at the moment, because this might just put you off your food. These wildly disturbing images, which could be mistaken fo...

Scientists Invent Painless Successor To The Dentists' Drill

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Tech

Dentists' drills are set to become an unpleasant memory thanks to a tooth-rebuilding treatment that could be available in three years. The techniqu...

Could This Everyday Activity Lead To Better Heart Health?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Brushing, flossing and regular trips to the dentist won't just keep your teeth glistening and your breath smelling minty fresh - it could prevent hear...

Looking After Older Dogs

Marc Lee Abraham | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Marc Lee Abraham

Just like us, all dogs slow down with age, being less keen to exercise, putting on weight, most likely a combination of both. Moods vary greatly from being needier, to much less friendly, sometimes preferring to be just left alone.