In this issue, we begin by delving into the findings of a new piece of research which suggests that schools in the UK are not paying enough attention to oral health education.
According to the findings of a new study from YouGov, less than a third of British children are having lessons on the importance of good oral care, the worst out of the countries surveyed. In Mexico, more than nine in ten are being taught about the importance of good oral hygiene and this illustrates just how far off the pace British schools are.
It is vital that children get off to the best start possible as far as their oral health is concerned. Schools play a big part in facilitating this and we believe that there needs to be more of a hands-on-approach from the government to address this.
This month also saw the announcement of a rise in NHS dentistry charges. This is something that we believe will have a significant impact on the public’s health and lead to more people avoiding routine dental visits.
In this edition we also touch on our upcoming National Smile Month campaign, news of an ex-President who has recently been awarded with an Honorary Fellowship and finally, we share our top oral health tips in the spirit of World Oral Health Day.
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Check out our previous issues:
For this issue, we touch on an online scam affecting our Dental Helpline, how gum disease can influence labour and advice on how to smile with confidence.
In this edition, we look forward to what we hope 2019 will bring, what steps now need to be taken with regards to the HPV vaccination program and discuss the new NHS Long-Term plan.
For the last issue of 2018, we look back at Mouth Cancer Action Month, particularly some of your fantastic fundraising efforts. We also give some advice on how to look after your oral health over the festive period.