Article: Volume 44 Number 9 Page 863 - October 2017

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  Dent Update 2017; 44: 863-869

Periodontics:  Carbamide Peroxide and Its Use in Oral Hygiene and Health

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Abstract: Plaque accumulation, dental caries and periodontal disease are an increasing concern for elderly, special care and orthodontic patients as a result of numerous predisposing factors which make maintenance of adequate oral hygiene difficult, even with traditional oral hygiene practices. This article will propose a technique whereby the anti-bacterial properties of tray-applied carbamide peroxide are used to improve oral health for these patients.

Clinical relevance: Traditional oral hygiene practices may be unsatisfactory for elderly, special care and orthodontic patients. This article proposes a technique whereby the anti-bacterial properties of tray-applied carbamide peroxide are used to improve the oral health for these patients.

Author notes: Joseph Greenwall-Cohen, Year 5 BDS, University of Manchester School of Dentistry, Higher Cambridge Street, Manchester M15 6FH and Linda Greenwall, BDS, MGDS RCS, MSc, MRD RCS, FFGDP(UK), FICD BEM, Specialist in Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics, Hampstead Dental Specialists, 5 Elm Terrace, Constantine Road, London NW3 2LL, UK.

Objective: To understand why elderly, special care and orthodontic patients are at risk of oral disease and how carbamide peroxide can be used to improve their oral hygiene.

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