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Are Electric Toothbrushes Better Than Manual Ones?

Electric toothbrushes

Comment / Dr Ros Davis There are so many fancy electric toothbrushes on the market these days, it’s only natural that people think they must be more effective at cleaning than manual ones. Studies on the topic, however, have consistently shown that both manual and electric toothbrushes are eq... Continue reading

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Why Does the Dentist Need to Take Xrays All The Time?

Dental X Rays

Compared to dental appointments of the past, “x-rays” or “radiographs” seem to happen a lot more frequently. Some people have heard that dentists just take them because they can charge the patient for them, or claim them for money from the health funds. This could not be furt... Continue reading

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Why Do I Keep Hearing About Triclosan In The News?

Lady brushes her teeth with toothpaste.

There has been a lot of media coverage lately regarding Triclosan and its harmful effects on humans. Triclosan is a chemical compound which is a key ingredient in soap, as well as toothpaste. The US FDA (Food & Drug Administration) ruled in September, 2016, that Triclosan be removed from all ov... Continue reading

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