Dentistry

Dental surgeries need to reassess Covid safety measures as we recover from the pandemic

Society has begun to return to some form of normality. But what’s changed in the dental surgery? And how will the profession, and healthcare in general, recover in the future?

Not all dentists promote evidence-based treatments – four red-flag signs to look out for

Spotting rogue dentists and dubious remedies can be difficult for the layperson patient - so here's a guide to some of the common red flags

Activated charcoal is increasingly popular, so let’s talk about what makes for a good toothpaste

The alternative medicine community is very fond of their charcoal toothpastes, but the vast majority offer zero protection to teeth

What does Covid-safe dentistry look like?

Dentists are quite literally in the firing line when it comes to COVID-19, but we're taking every precaution possible to treat patients safely.

Despite scare stories from holistic dentists, cavitations probably don’t exist

Holistic dentists scare patients with warnings about cavitations - but the evidence for the existence of cavitations is flimsy at best

Anti-fluoride activists may disagree, but fluoridation is social justice in dental care

Water fluoridation isn’t a magic bullet to end dental decay, but for some it may be the only dental care they have access to - and for that reason it's worth it.

‘Mask Mouth’: a real dental phenomenon, or merely a confection?

Dentist Shaun Sellars looks at recent reports of facemasks causing a new dental phenomenon known as 'mask mouth'.

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