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Less CHX—new generation of mouthwashes is changing therapy

KRIENS, Switzerland: Chlorhexidine digluconate (CHX) is considered the gold standard among oral antiseptics, but its use comes with a number of side ...

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Interview: “I hope that sustainable dentistry will soon reach critical mass and become the norm”

Dr Davinder Raju is the lead dentist at Dove Holistic Dental Centre in Bognor Regis in the UK and the founder of Green Dentistry, an online platform that...

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Enlisting dentists to help tackle obesity

LOUGHBOROUGH, UK: Most of the UK population visit their dentist annually, and researchers from Loughborough University think that this primary care ...

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Interview: How to improve your prophylactic technique

As an award-winning dental hygienist and experienced Guided Biofilm Therapy (GBT) clinician, Faye Donald’s passion lies in educating, motivating and ...

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Antibody testing for SARS-CoV-2: “We need to talk more about it”

LONDON, UK: Despite dental settings presenting a significantly elevated risk of infection for those in and beside the chair, testing patients for the ...

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Interview: “We aim to prepare dentists for care of the ageing population”

As people worldwide are living longer, the proportion of elderly people is increasing. In 2015, 900 million people were 60 years or older. This number is ...

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Interview: “Mouth cancer is a growing problem”

With oral cancer rates continuing to increase worldwide, it has become clear that more needs to be done to raise awareness and combat this issue. Dental ...

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Interview: Athletes are very receptive to improving their oral health for better performance

Studies have consistently reported poor oral health in elite athletes, the detrimental effects of which not only impact their general health, but also their...

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Oral Health Foundation gives first-ever approval of toothpaste for sensitive teeth

LONDON, UK: Tooth sensitivity is an issue that affects more than 40 per cent of adults at some stage of their life, according to recent research. BioMin F, ...

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Interview: bth4 aims to eliminate bruxism at its root

An engineer with more than 15 years’ experience in the private sector, René Garcia founded bth4 in 2013. Based in the American town of Tucson, Arizona, ...

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Health secretary’s plan for prevention met with little enthusiasm

LONDON, UK: The British Dental Association (BDA) has questioned the priorities of Matt Hancock, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care in the ...

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BDA praises dentists for prescribing fewer antibiotics

LONDON, UK: In light of World Antibiotic Awareness Week running from 12 to 18 November, the British Dental Association (BDA) has commended British dentists ...

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Interview: “Clear, step-by-step instructions are essential for long-term success”

Dental professionals should be empowered to instruct and motivate their patients to maintain proper oral hygiene. ITOP, short for individually trained oral ...

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Interview: “People are genuinely surprised at the illusions they had about toothbrushing”

With an estimated 50 per cent of the European population suffering from some form of periodontal disease, and a big majority suffering or having suffered ...

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Interview: “We’re all about prevention”

Getting one’s patients to engage in preventative oral health behaviours can be difficult at times. Helping them to understand the importance of such care ...

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Interview: “An oral cancer exam should be part of a dental check-up”

Though oral cancer is a condition rarely seen in the dental practice, the combination of its increasing incidence and relatively poor five-year survival ...

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Webinar: How to prevent and address occupational back and neck pain

LEIPZIG, Germany: Work-related musculoskeletal disorders are an increasing problem in the dental profession. A new free webinar, to be presented by the ...

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