Jan Clarkson (pictured; University of Dundee) has already told us to stop brushing our teeth. Now she reckons we should start skipping our routine scale and polish too. Should a dentist really be saying this?? Well, yes! Working with Craig Ramsay (Head of Chief Scientist’s Office Research Unit) on a £3 million trial, Jan has found that there are no benefits from this routine dental treatment, or from oral hygiene instruction. Could you live without your six-monthly clean-up? Would you pay for it if it wasn’t on the NHS? Bring your pearly whites and have your say!
Jan Clarkson, Division of Oral Health at the University of Dundee and Craig Ramsay, Head of Chief Scientist’s Office Research Unit.