Posts tagged “Dental care”

Warnings About Ageing and Dental Health

April 15th, 2011
Warnings About Ageing and Dental Health

Canadian dentists are warning that ensuring good oral health is increasingly difficult as we get older. Speaking with local reporters, one dentist, Dr. Mary McNally, who is an associate professor of dentistry at Dalhousie University, said: “The situation has changed from even a generation ago. Then, the profile would be quite different in long-term care. […]

New NHS Dentist opens

March 8th, 2011
New NHS Dentist opens

A new NHS dental surgery opened its doors recently in Earley, Berkshire. Called Pure Smile Earley Dental Practice Limited, it was commissioned by NHS Berkshire West in order to improve access to dental health in the area. It has proved very popular as over 400 patients have already joined since it was opened on the […]

Dentistry In Afghanistan

February 15th, 2011
Dentistry In Afghanistan

Despite all the problems that the soldiers and ordinary people have in Afghanistan, there appears to be a little bit of hope on the medical front. Dentists from the UK, USA, Afghanistan and others have joined forces to offer dental care to local people. Although the country was bombed by coalition forces, one US citizen, […]

To Fluoride Or Not To Fluoride, That Is The Question

January 31st, 2011
To Fluoride Or Not To Fluoride, That Is The Question

Some may have thought the debate over fluoridation is over, but it seems not. Apparently in Canada the debate has been thrown wide open once more by the new administration of Calgary. Why this dispute is continuing is somewhat of a mystery since fluoridation of water supply has been around for a long time now, […]

Missed Appointments Costing Money

January 21st, 2011
Missed Appointments Costing Money

With a shortage of money at the heart of many of the UK’s public services, it doesn’t help when people miss appointments. A survey commissioned by the British Dental Association has found that NHS dentists in England are losing as much as two weeks work per year when people miss appointments. This amounts to some […]

Calls for less fluoride in US drinking water

January 10th, 2011
Calls for less fluoride in US drinking water

A number of US federal officials are aiming to lower the amount of fluoride present in US drinking water. Members of the Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are claiming that the levels of fluoride in drinking water are currently too high. According to a US report, members of the […]

Study Shows the Shocking Cost Difference of Dental Care across Europe

January 4th, 2011
Study Shows the Shocking Cost Difference of Dental Care across Europe

The cost of dental treatment in the UK is a cost that forces many of us to simply avoid the dentist altogether and this has a major impact on the oral health of UK residents. It is with this knowledge that it may come as a massive shock to find that whilst England is the […]

Dental patients advised to shop around

December 23rd, 2010
Dental patients advised to shop around

Dental patients have been advised to shop around for the best local dentist and compare dentists, following the launch of a new online area, which allows patients to review their dentist and leave comments about their experience at a dental practice. The new online area on the NHS website enables patients to read comments about […]

Access to dental care a problem for poorer families

December 2nd, 2010
Access to dental care a problem for poorer families

A report by the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has found that children in poorer families are still having difficulties in accessing dental care. Families on Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) are still finding it difficult to get appointments with local dental professionals, despite promises that action would be taken to remedy […]

New study links anxiety to poor oral health

November 15th, 2010
New study links anxiety to poor oral health

A new study has linked anxiety to poor oral health. The study, which involved 1,037 participants, measured the levels of anxiety amongst participants and found that a quarter of the group suffered from dental anxiety; this was not classified as just a slight feeling of trepidation about going to the dentist, but a serious fear […]

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