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Nairn H F Wilson

Professor of Dentistry, King's College London Dental Institute

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  • Charcoal toothpastes: what we know so farSubscription

    13 JUL 2017

    Charcoal toothpastes are a recent innovation in the oral healthcare product market, and some pharmacies have started stocking them. The marketing campaigns for these toothpastes are fashionable, trendy, and different to those for other toothpastes. This marketing has enjoyed considerable success, encouraging the introduction of related products, including ‘charcoal toothbrushes’, which have charcoal incorporated into the bristles. To date, there have been no scientific studies publishe

  • Managing stained teethSubscription

    21 JUN 2017

    Many people often visit pharmacies to ask for solutions to stained teeth. We write to highlight to pharmacists briefly the different types of staining and treatment options available. Staining of teeth may be external (extrinsic) or internal (intrinsic). Intrinsic staining may be caused by malformation or hereditary conditions of enamel and dentine, systemic illnesses (e.g. hepatic or haematological), medication, notably antibiotics, especially tetracyclines, during tooth development,

  • We need to reduce dental consultations in GP surgeries and pharmaciesSubscription

    5 MAY 2016Comments (2)

    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

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