Research Output per year
Mouthwashes are increasingly used as an adjunct to toothpastes in oral hygiene regimes. In 2009, we led a project, funded by Johnson & Johnson, to test the potential benefit of the combined use of a fluoridated toothpaste and a fluoridated mouthwash. The original concern expressed by some was that 100 ppm fluoride in mouthwash would be too low, but our study was the first one to show that it is sufficient to maintain salivary fluoride levels, where this is a main concern for dental professionals and the consumers. Our study  formed part of a position paper in the British Dental Journal (Pitts et al, 2012: http://www.nature.com/bdj/journal/v212/n7/pdf/sj.bdj.2012.260.pdf; Accessed 23 Oct 2013), which contained key recommendations for the use of such products, and has also been as a basis for the message of “Spit don’t rinse” by several organisations.
|Effective start/end date||1/07/07 → 1/02/08|
Effect of Rinsing with Mouthwashes after Brushing with a Fluoridated Toothpaste on Salivary Fluoride ConcentrationDuckworth, R., Maguire, A., Omid, N., Steen, I. N., Mccracken, G. I. & Zohoori, F. V., 1 Jan 2009, In : Caries Research. 43, 5, p. 391-396
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article