Air polishing in supportive periodontal treatment


This review comparing of air polishing devices with conventional periodontal therapy (hand instrumentation and/or ultrasonic debridement), in patients undergoing periodontal maintenance therapy included 14 RCTs. The findings suggest that they have comparable clinical efficay although the evidence is of low certainty.

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School-based use of xylitol/maltitol or erythritol/maltitol lozenges in low caries area had no additional caries preventive effect

Photograph of carious teeth

The aim of the study was to investigate whether, in a school-based setting in a low caries prevalence population xylitol/maltitol  or erythritol/maltitol conferred any additional caries preventive effect. Xylitol is a non-fermentable sugar alcohol Erythritol is a noncaloric tetritol (tetrahydroxy alcohols) with about  70% of the sweetness of  sucrose. Maltitol is generally considered an inert [read the full story…]