Nairn H F Wilson
Professor of Dentistry, King's College London Dental Institute
Following comments made by the Associated Press in the United States that dental flossing is a waste of time, there was a media-storm, leaving confusion in its wake. It is hoped that this comment will clarify matters for colleagues in pharmacy. The respon
Advising patients on halitosis and oral hygieneSubscription
Halitosis (bad breath) is estimated to be the third most frequent reason for patients to seek dental care, following tooth decay and gum disease. Pharmacists are ideally placed to promote oral health and provide patients with advice on the prevention and management of halitosis.
The paper by Cope et al. (Dental consultations in UK general practice and antibiotic prescribing rates: a retrospective cohort study, Br J Gen Pract 2016) is a timely update on