Modernising NHS Dentistry

When the NHS was established in 1948, dentistry consisted mostly of extractions and dentures. In the second half of the century it gradually evolved into a more restorative service, but moving into the 21st century we see it changing again. In late 2016 the government launched a consultation on the review of NHS general dental… Read more »

Sugar Tax

Sugar is the one and only cause of dental decay. A fact that is often overlooked in the debate about a sugar tax. In the media we often focus on the link between sugar consumption and obesity. This is somewhat misleading, as obesity is caused by excessive intake of calories and/or a lack of exercise.… Read more »

Childsmile

What is Childsmile? Childsmile is a national programme designed to improve the oral health of children in Scotland from birth. It is a coordinated approach involving dental practices, nurseries, schools, health visitors, public health nurses and Childsmile dental health support workers. From birth, appointments should be made for your child to attend the dentist on… Read more »

To Floss or Not To Floss?

To floss or not to floss? Daily brushing at least twice a day with a Fluoride toothpaste is what the profession has long recommended to patients. However, conventional brushing alone will not do it all. Cleaning BETWEEN the teeth, either with dental floss or interdental brushes is essential to prevent gum disease and is the… Read more »