This article considers what evidence-based dentistry means, how to begin to implement it in practice, and why it is important for clinicians and patients alike.
This article examines why mechanical cleaning is not always sufficient to achieve and maintain a satisfactory level of oral health, and what kind of adjunct may help such patients to accomplish better outcomes
This article introduces the nature of periodontal disease, the importance of recording the features of the disease to help reach a diagnosis, why the Basic Periodontal Examination (BPE) was developed by the British Society of Periodontology, and presents a brief overview of the most recent edition.
This article will consider why, for patients with periodontitis, the universal recommendation to brush twice daily for at least 2 minutes with a fluoridated toothpaste is likely to be insufficient, as well as investigating why there remains an apparent gap in at-home preventive care and how to bridge it.
This article will examine the evidence to support whether (and when) it is best simply to spit out toothpaste without rinsing, and when rinsing is appropriate, including why the prevention of caries versus periodontal disease requires a different approach.
This article explores the current understanding of mechanical cleaning and the use of antiseptic mouthwash and formulations to help with plaque control.