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Charcoal toothpaste benefits yet to be proven

Researchers were ‘unable to find scientific evidence’ to back up claims made about the benefits of charcoal toothpastes. A literature review in the US identified 13 studies that focused on the use of charcoal or charcoal-based products for oral hygiene. ‘We were unable to find any convincing body of scientific evidence on any laboratory studies … Continued

Cork practice creates guide to teeth whitening

County Cork based dental practice Dervla Leavy Dental Care has created an infographic to increase awareness on the correct methods of tooth whitening. The infographic presents facts and stats about tooth whitening as well as causes of discolouration, natural remedies, and how it works. Dervla Leavy from the practice commented: ‘There are many options available … Continued

Botox: the practice of dentistry?

Michael Aicken discusses the Irish Dental Council’s statement on non-surgical cosmetic procedures – and whether it has a place in modern dentistry In February, the Irish Independent published a news article on a case report from the Journal of the Irish Dental Association (Kehily et al, 2015) regarding non-surgical cosmetic procedures. The article contained comments … Continued