Nairn Wilson PhD, FDS, Professor of Dentistry
Dry mouth: advice and managementSubscription
Xerostomia (dry mouth) is a common condition caused by a range of factors including smoking, the side effects of xerogenic medicines and by autoimmune diseases, such as Sjögren’s syndrome. Pharmacists and healthcare professionals should be aware of the signs, symptoms, aetiology and management, including the use of salivary stimulants and substitutes, for dry mouth.
Tooth eruption and teething in childrenSubscription
Identifying symptoms associated with primary tooth eruption, the available treatments and best practice for management.
A. The first fluoride-containing toothpastes and dentifrices were introduced in the 1950s and by the end of the 1970s most people were using them.
Urgent action: replacing a lost toothSubscription