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Published on January 23, 2017

Bye-bye fillings?

Bye-bye fillings?

The days of repairing tooth decay with fillings made from metal amalgam, or composites of powdered glass and ceramic could be over sooner than what we thought. Researchers at King’s College London have found that a drug named Tideglusib could encourage cells in the dental pulp to heal small holes by generating new dentine. Teeth […]

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Published on November 9, 2016

The Digital Dental Professional has Arrived

The Digital Dental Professional has Arrived

Dental professionals are traditionally wet-fingered so the digital revolution, which has consumed so much of our lives, has been a bit slow to hit them. Now it seems the digital dawning is well under way. In the past 18 months we have sent over 200k emails across 40 campaigns to dental professionals and digital engagement […]

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Published on September 6, 2016

People who visit GPs for toothache cost NHS £26million

People who visit GPs for toothache cost NHS £26million

It has been revealed around 600,000 GP appointments per year are being taken up by patients who are experiencing toothache and other dental issues. This trend not only potentially costs the NHS £26m in wasted appointments, but also lengthens waiting times for patients who would genuinely benefit from seeing a GP. But what is driving […]

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Published on September 5, 2016

‘Night owl’ teenagers risk tooth decay

‘Night owl’ teenagers risk tooth decay

New research suggests that adolescents who prefer to stay up late at night are at a significantly higher risk of tooth decay. The study, published in the International Journal of Dental Hygiene, has found that teenagers who stay up late are up to almost four times more likely to suffer from tooth decay than those who […]

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Published on August 9, 2016

Flossgate… or is flossing worth the effort

Flossgate… or is flossing worth the effort

Last week Associated Press published a report that shook to the core one of the postulates of good oral health, namely “Thou shalt floss daily”. Here at StockdaleMartin we have been following the unfolding of the ensuing drama with interest. The original report said that the evidence for flossing is “weak, very unreliable,” of “very […]

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Published on October 12, 2015

Overcoming dental anxiety

Overcoming dental anxiety

Terrified of going to the dentist? If the answer is yes then you’re not alone. Dental anxiety is one of the most common phobias in the world with nearly a third of all adults disliking the dentist. Moreover, 1 in 10 of us have a phobia so strong that we avoid going to the dentist, […]

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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 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 8, 2014

Not sure if you’re brushing effectively? Now you can let your toothbrush decide!

Not sure if you’re brushing effectively? Now you can let your toothbrush decide!

The 2014 International CES (consumer electrics and technology) show marked the launch of the new Kolibree smart toothbrush. It’s the world’s first toothbrush which uses Bluetooth technology to link to an app on your smartphone, recording your daily brushing habits. It records the number of brush strokes, the duration of brushing, and can even detect […]

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