Posts tagged “Oral Health”

Vaper numbers top 3 million for the first time

September 18th, 2018
Vaper numbers top 3 million for the first time

The number of people who vape in the UK has reached three million for the first time. New statistics collated through a survey conducted by Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) showed that there are more than 3 million vapers in Great Britain today. This represents a four-fold increase since 2012. The poll suggested that […]

A million smokers quit in France as health officials laud anti-smoking measures

May 29th, 2018
A million smokers quit in France as health officials laud anti-smoking measures

One million people have quit smoking in France, as health officials praise the introduction of a raft of anti-smoking measures. Figures published by Public Health France suggest that there were a million fewer regular smokers in 2017 compared to 2016. The body has claimed that new anti-smoking measures have contributed to a growing number of […]

National Smile Month 2016

May 17th, 2016
National Smile Month 2016

Yesterday (May 16th, 2016), the Oral Health Foundation launched the 40th annual National Smile Month campaign. This is one of the world’s largest oral health campaigns and organisers are hoping to reach out to millions of people over the course of the next four weeks. What exactly is National Smile Month? National Smile Month is […]

Could Coconut Oil Improve Your Oral Health?

January 30th, 2014
Could Coconut Oil Improve Your Oral Health?

Coconut and coconut oil are now known to have many health benefits. For instance, it helps proper functioning of a number of the glands in the body. Coconut oil is also said to be good for your hair and skin, and is used a lot in cooking. However it seems the product may also have […]

Is Oral Health And Alzheimer’s Disorder Linked?

August 8th, 2013
Is Oral Health And Alzheimer’s Disorder Linked?

It seems so if the latest research is to be believed. Scientists think the link is based on bacterial periodontal disease which has been found in the brain of Alzheimer’s sufferers. Unfortunately, the researchers studied just 20 known patients who died recently. They were given permission to examine their brains with half known to have […]

Children Perceived As Facilitators Of CHange

July 15th, 2013
Children Perceived As Facilitators Of CHange

Dentists are beginning to realise that children are perhaps the best people to take oral health forward. In short, capture a child’s interest and they are likely to continue to do something in the future. This realisation has certainly dawned on Plymouth School of Medicine & Dentistry. The latter has forged links with local primary […]

Oral Health And Kidney Disease Linked

July 1st, 2013
Oral Health And Kidney Disease Linked

For a number of years now, study after study has apparently shown a link between oral health and general health. In short, poor oral health can help predict a likely outcome for a person’s general health; for instance, diabetes and heart disease. However it seems that more recent studies are showing that this link is […]

Dentist offers screening for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

August 10th, 2012
Dentist offers screening for Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Dr. Samuel Romano whose practice is based in New Jersey, USA is able to screen patients who are possibly afflicted by a major sleeping disorder called Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). This particular problem causes people to stop breathing temporarily as often as hundreds of times each night, depending on the severity of the condition. While […]

General Dentistry Under The Microscope

May 5th, 2011
General Dentistry Under The Microscope

It seems dentists are turning to the microscope in an effort to improve their patients’ oral health. While operating microscopes are a normal part of general health care in areas such as neurosurgery and vascular surgery, they are now becoming part of the dentist’s armoury. Rather than shining a light in a patient’s mouth, a […]

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. […]

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