What you’ve missed this week
Missed out on this week’s dental news? No problem, here’s what happened over the past seven days…
That is equal to 50.2% of the total population, a drop from 52.5% a year ago.
Despite that, there were 39.7 million courses of treatment delivered during that period, a 1.28% increase.
An international team of scientists has shown that the blood pressure-lowering effect of exercise is significantly reduced when people rinse their mouths with antibacterial mouthwash, rather than water – showing the importance of oral bacteria in cardiovascular health.
Figures from NHS Digital show the average taxable income for male GDS dentists in 2017/18 was £87,600.
That compares with £49,600 for self-employed female dentists over the same period.
The answer, researchers say, lies in a liquid solution they created by mixing calcium and phosphate ions into an alcoholic solution with the organic compound trimethylamine – this in turn produced tiny clusters of calcium phosphate, the main component of enamel, with a diameter of just 1.5nm.
Research published in the Journal of Dental Research has improved the understanding will also help scientists work towards regenerating the tissues that support teeth.
Published in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology, the 11-year observational study investigated the association between electric toothbrushing and periodontitis, caries and number of teeth present.
The trends and social media activity of over 84,000 professionals currently in the top 10 industries were analysed.