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EFP defends use of toothpaste while brushing

A recent review has found that toothbrushing alone may be just as effective as toothbrushing with toothpaste to remove plaque. It found that there is ‘moderate certainty that toothbrushing with a toothpaste does not provide an added effect for the mechanical removal of dental plaque’. The European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) has responded, adding that … Continued

IDHA talks fluoride and domiciliary care at yearly conference

Above picture: Main sponsors Swordfish Medical founders with IDHA president Louise Flemming (second left) and Professor Kirsten Warrer (third left) The Irish Dental Hygienists Association (IDHA) addressed vital issues at its 2014 Annual Winter Scientific Conference on Saturday 1 November in Maynooth. Water fluoridation in Ireland, medical emergencies in the dental surgery and domiciliary dental … Continued

Ignoring fluoride evidence is ‘big health risk’

Ignoring the evidence that shows the damage non-fluoridated water can do to teeth is a ‘big health risk’, says Dr John Walsh, dean of Faculty of Dentistry, Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RCSI). Speaking at the opening of an international scientific meeting hosted by RCSI this week, Current controversies in dental practice, Dr Walsh warned: … Continued