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Surprisingly Little Evidence for the Accepted Wisdom about Teeth

Posted in: Dentistry, by thecourtyardclinic, on 31st August 2016 | 0 comments

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Dental health and the prevention of cavities are the reasons why we faithfully brush our teeth. However, there are a few things that should be reconsidered since they seem to make little or no difference.

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

It is one of the first things we notice when we meet someone for the first time, so it’s worth paying as much attention to your smile as you do to other aspects of your appearance.

We are an experienced dental team and are proud to deliver excellence, innovation and results that are second to none, using state of the art techniques in a practice dedicated to your comfort, wellbeing and most importantly, your smile.


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