Top Dental Elf Blogs of 2016


As the end of the year draws to a close we are going to take a break over the festive period and will be back in January.  So best wishes to all our  readers for the festive period and 2017.

During 2016 the Dental Elves have published 158 blogs covering a broad range of topics. The most popular blogs of each month are listed below. Our most popular blog of 2016  was  our June blog about the association between common psychological disorders and poor oral health.

Most popular monthly blogs

Jan 2016 – Crowns more effective than fillings for decay in primary molar teeth

Feb 2016- Root canal disinfection –sodium hypochlorite or chlorhexidine as an irrigant? 

Mar 2016– Coffee consumption and oral cancer 

Apr 2016 – Lingual fixed orthodontic appliances: insufficient evidence of effectiveness

May 2016  – Molar incisor hypomineralisation- review suggests link with childhood illnesses

Jun 2016 – Psychological disorders associated with poor oral health

Psychological disorders associated with poor oral health

Jul 2016 – Periodontal treatment and prevention in Down syndrome patients 

Aug 2016 – Silver Diamine Fluoride can arrest caries in children

Sep 2016 – All-ceramic crowns: failure rates higher in posterior teeth

Oct 2016  – Toothpaste and plaque removal

Nov 2016 – Amalgam outperforms composite in range of posterior cavity types

Dec 2016 – Root canal treatment: single or multiple visits?

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