Monthly Archives:March 2019

Children in pain waiting half a year for dental operations up 50%, Labour warns

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Children waiting 253 days on average to remove rotting teeth in worst performing hospitals, figures show. Dentistry experts have warned of a “troubling” increase in children being made to wait in pain for six months or more for surgery to treat serious dental problems, up 50 per cent in the

This is the best time to brush your teeth

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The standard advice from dentists has long been to brush our teeth twice a day, regularly floss and use mouthwash. Its part of the morning and evening routine, and some people even brush their teeth after every meal. But when is the best time to brush your teeth? According to a

Damaged teeth can be regrown naturally using an Alzheimer’s drug, scientists discover

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A way to naturally regrow damaged teeth has been discovered by scientists in a breakthrough that could significantly reduce the need for fillings. Researchers at King’s College London (KCL) found that a drug designed to treat Alzheimer’s disease was able to stimulate the tooth to create new dentine capable of

DENTAID: THIRD WORLD CHARITY STEPS IN TO HELP BRITAIN’S DENTAL CRISIS

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After weeks of agony with a raging toothache, Claire Skipper made a desperate bid to stop the pain once and for all. At 3am, she downed several shots of whisky, went into the garden shed and began yanking at her rotten molar with a pair of pliers. Her attempt at

Dental students and professor take selfie with severed heads during workshop

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‘The photograph taken at a symposium at Yale was disturbing and an inexcusable deviation from anything Yale would expect to occur’ The behaviour of a senior orthodontics professor and a group of students who took a selfie with two severed heads used for medical research has been branded “disturbing” and “inexcusable”.  Taken in June at

Severe tooth decay in children could be symptom of wider neglect, experts warn

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40 per cent of children who need surgery for dental problems already known to social services. Children found to have severe dental decay should be referred to NHS safeguarding teams because it may be an indicator of wider neglect at home, experts have warned. Researchers at King’s College Hospital in London said untreated tooth pain should “ring

Dentists refusing to fix their mistakes costing patients hundreds of pounds, new analysis finds

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Patients are being forced to pay hundreds of pounds to fix mistakes by dentists, according to a new analysis of cases. Citizens Advice said it is receiving more and more calls about problems with dentistry – both NHS and private – with some dentists refusing to fix their errors. The

Robot dentist completes first ever operation without any input from humans

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A robot has carried out a dental operation without help from humans for the first time, carrying out implant surgery on a patient in China. Although medical staff were present during the one-hour surgery in Xian, Shaanxi province, they did not play an active role. Two new teeth, created by

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