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The challenges of delivering dentistry to children

Children’s dental health has been hitting the headlines a lot this year, and unfortunately for all the wrong reasons. Early in 2018, BDA Chairman Mick Armstrong described it as a ‘badge of dishonour for health…

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Natasha Wilcock explains the link between oral health and general health

The health of our mouth and the health of our body are fundamentally connected. As rates of chronic disease such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s have increased over the last century, so also…

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Air polishing – a jet wash for your teeth!

Air polishing is a real game changer for patients, it is a growing innovation which can help improve the look of your teeth and prevent disease in the mouth. This procedure is the new buzz…

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Infographic showing patients how dentists check for head and neck cancer

Are your patients aware of the risk of mouth, head and neck cancer, do they know that they receive a full oral screening during their examination? As November is mouth cancer awareness month, we are…

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The tyranny of bad breath

For most, bad breath isn’t something that particularly worries or concerns us. We may notice that our mouths occasionally feel a little stale in the morning and we might be aware that our breath isn’t…

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Delivering dentistry to vulnerable older people

Nigel Jones speaks to Mili Doshi about a programme that has been working to improve oral health for older patients in hospitals… Earlier this year I attended the Westminster Health Forum, where images of older…

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Why visit the hygienist

Fran White is a dental hygienist and therapist at El-Nashar Dental Care. We asked her why it’s so important to visit the hygienist… Some people think of the hygienist as painful and unnecessary and would…

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Thinking about your toothbrush

As dental care professionals, making sure our patients’ oral health is as good as it can be is of the upmost importance to us. We focus on making sure that our patients have stable mouths…

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A selection of tasty picnic recipes with no added sugar

A healthy diet is kind to your body and your teeth and can also make you feel great! Overconsumption of added sugar is the leading cause of dental decay and is a major contributor to…

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An introduction to BrushUpUK

BrushUpUK is an exciting and innovative charity providing free oral health education through a volunteer network of qualified oral health educators from local dental practices. BrushUpUK was the dream of our founder, Megan Thomas, starting…

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The power of community to relieve dental pain

Bridge2Aid works in Tanzania – a country with a population of 56 million people and just 495 dental professionals, that’s just one to every 113,000 people. The UK ratio is one dentist to every 2,000…

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What is the point of going to see the dentist?

Everyone knows that you are meant to go and see the dentist every six months, but why? What’s the point? Is it just so that dentists can live a lavish lifestyle, drive fast cars and…

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