A caries crisis looming

Over half of people in the UK have been neglecting their oral health during the pandemic, according to new research by the Oral Health Foundation. Almost 20% of people admit they haven’t been brushing their teeth twice a day and a significant number have reported eating more unhealthy foods and drinking more alcohol. Dentists have a key role to play in raising awareness and are being encouraged to engage with their patients both online and in person to try and reverse this worrying trend.

Read more here: Eight in 10 at risk of caries since pandemic