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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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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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Flossing: Minimising the Risk Factor

Why to is Flossing Important | Flossing Teeth Effectively | Sailors Bay Dentistry

Comment / Dr Ros Davis It would appear that people are really thrilled that they may not need to floss their teeth! There have been articles left, right, and centre following the breaking news that there may be no good evidence that flossing our teeth has any benefit. If you are not familiar with t... Continue reading

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Our Theory on Flossing

How to floss

Comment / Dr Ros Davis Many of you would have read the recent article in The Guardian - we know because we've been asked lots of questions about it! To put it simply, the article basically says that there is no good evidence that flossing is beneficial, and that the US government has dropped its re... Continue reading

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