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Published on November 12, 2013

Simple measures save £6m in dental costs

Simple measures save £6m in dental costs

According to a new study, Childsmile scheme – a programme to encourage nursery children to brush their teeth, has saved more than £6m in NHS dental costs. Childsmile involves nursery staff providing free guidance and supervising children when brushing their teeth, every day at school. Despite the costly amount to setup the programme, £1.8m a […]

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Published on November 2, 2012

Money spent on treating oral health diseases exceeds cancer, heart disease, stroke and dementia

Money spent on treating oral health diseases exceeds cancer, heart disease, stroke and dementia

Shockingly, we spend an estimated 0.5% of gross domestic product (GDP) on treating oral health diseases, in comparison with other conditions including cancer. The most shocking part is that the majority of cases are preventable! Preventative dentistry is often at the heart of debates surrounding dental care in the UK and across the world. Simple […]

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