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Published on March 31, 2014

Fluoride in water reduces caries in children by 45%

Fluoride in water reduces caries in children by 45%

Public Health England has published a new report outlining the benefits of water fluoridation in England. According to the report, children living in areas where the water is fluoridated have better oral health than those in non-fluoridated areas. As many as 45% fewer children aged 1 to 4 years in fluoridated areas are admitted to [...]

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Published on March 25, 2014

StockdaleMartin’s first smartphone app is launched!

StockdaleMartin’s first smartphone app is launched!

Us Brits spend, on average, a whopping 41 hours each month using our smartphones. That’s more than one hour per day! Not only are we spending a lot of time on them, the number of times we reach for our phone is on the increase. Let’s face it, we’re hooked! The way we use our [...]

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Published on February 21, 2014

Could stress be affecting your teeth?

Could stress be affecting your teeth?

The British Dental Association (BDA) estimates that 10 per cent of the UK population grinds their teeth at night, a condition also known as Bruxism. The BDA has also reported that dental professionals are seeing a rise in the condition. According to the Bruxism Association, the reason for tooth grinding is not always clear.  Among [...]

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Published on February 14, 2014

The new NHS dentistry statistics- a summary

The new NHS dentistry statistics- a summary

On Thursday the 13th February the Health and Social Care Information released new statistics about dentistry in the UK. The figures revealed that in 2013, 29.9 million patients were seen by an NHS dentist. This equates to 55.9% of the UK population and is an increase on the figures from March 2006, which is when [...]

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Published on February 5, 2014

New sweets in the fight against tooth decay

New sweets in the fight against tooth decay

Figures revealed by the British Dental Association in the autumn of 2013 show that tooth decay among children is still a big problem, with 27.9% of five-year-olds in England affected by the condition. The first line of advice that you would normally give to a child with evidence of tooth decay is to reduce their [...]

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Published on January 24, 2014

A cinematic experience in the dental chair

A cinematic experience in the dental chair

For many, visiting the dentist is a nerve-wracking experience. To combat this, a German company called Zeiss has recently brought to market the Cinemizer OLED Dental Kit. The kit consists of a lightweight display which is worn as glasses and can show a variety of films to calm and distract patients during the appointment. For [...]

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Published on December 11, 2013

Are the GP changes really as good as they sound?

Are the GP changes really as good as they sound?

Proposed changes in the new contract for GPs aim to offer a more personalised and efficient service to the general public. The changes are set to take place from 2014-2015. One of the changes is to scrap the 10 minute appointment time, making everything a little more flexible and freeing up appointment time. But is [...]

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Published on December 5, 2013

The diet bra

The diet bra

The obesity epidemic is well and truly under way. Modern diets and busy lifestyles have left us grazing throughout the day and feeling lethargic after a long day’s work. I make the excuses on a weekly basis for reasons why I can’t go to the gym and even when I do make the effort there’s [...]

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Published on July 8, 2013

2013 Survey on European Dental Trade

2013 Survey on European Dental Trade

The Federation of the European Dental Industry (FIDE) in cooperation with the Association of European Dental Dealers (ADDE) has released the results of their annual survey highlighting the main trends of the European dental market. Relevant findings of the report show: The number of practising dentists slightly increased by 1.03% from 268, 282 in 2011 [...]

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Published on July 1, 2013

GDC predicts future issues of dentistry

GDC predicts future issues of dentistry

The General Dental Council (GDC) has published the findings of a horizon scanning exercise, which was conducted back in autumn 2012. This exercise aims to identify the major issues likely to affect dentistry and dental regulation over the next 5-10 years. The exercise, the first of its kind by GDC, seeks to ensure that the [...]

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