Electric interdental cleaning – a good alternative …?
Electrically-powered interdental cleaning devices seem to have a comparable effectiveness to dental floss for gingivitis patients, but at the same time have the advantage that patients prefer them.
Peri-implant mucositis – are chemical adjunctive therapies effective?
Based on the evidence, it is not possible to recommend professionally administered chemical adjunctive therapies in the treatment of peri-implant mucositis; the products tested to date did not demonstrate any significant benefits in comparison with debridement alone.
Chewing gum as treatment …?
Chewing sugar-free xylitol chewing gum could have significantly positive effects in reducing gingival inflammation when used as an adjunct to traditional therapies for treating gingivitis (mechanical cleaning and optimisation of home oral hygiene), but further clinical studies are required in order to confirm this assumption.
Periodontal diagnosis made easy
Implementing the new classification for periodontal and peri-implant diseases takes time and is a question of experience and practice, but simple reference tools such as a flowchart can help with this process.