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    Surprisingly Little Evidence for the Accepted Wisdom about Teeth

    A recent review has discredited the common wisdom that flossing should be carried out on a daily basis. These findings have triggered a big debate.

    Key takeaways:

    • Evidence supporting daily flossing has been scanty even though flossing is still important for overall oral health.
    • There’s scanty information supporting routine dental x-rays that are performed annually.
    • Preventive dental visits are linked to better oral health and fewer restorative dental care visits in the future.
    • It is absolutely important for people to brush their teeth with fluoride toothpaste to prevent plaque formation, cavities and gingivitis.

    In fact, fluoride is so important that the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends that in areas where the water supply is deficient, providers prescribe oral fluoride supplementation to children.

    Read the full story here

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/30/upshot/surprisingly-little-evidence-for-the-usual-wisdom-about-teeth.html

    Dr Nicholas Riley BDS 1996, MJDF 2012

    Nik qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1996. He has always had a keen interest in clinical excellence, and further education. He recently gained his MJDF qualifications Nik dedicates much of his time to attending many world renowned courses in restorative, aesthetic and implant dentistry, so he can ensure that patients benefit from the most up to date solutions.

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