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Combatting dental decay in children

Emma Ryan, IDHA Kin Dental Hygienist of the Year 2022, highlights the importance of good oral health in children, and explains what the dental profession can do to help parents prioritise it. Good oral health in children is essential for overall health and quality of life. One in three children under the age of five … Continued

Dentists ‘key’ in detecting eating disorders

Dentists could be playing a ‘key role’ in detecting patients with eating disorders, according to research. Researchers from King’s College London found that many eating disorder conditions, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia and gastro-oesophageal reflux disease, result in erosion of the tooth enamel. Many patients may be reluctant to visit a doctor, but may still visit … Continued

Baby teeth do matter, says poster campaign

The Oral Health Services Research Centre has produced four Happy Teeth posters for display in dental waiting rooms. The posters advocate twice daily brushing with fluoride toothpaste (1,000ppm) from two years and above. The posters also provide parents and carers of young children with the following key tips: Start brushing as soon as the first … Continued