Routine scale and polish for periodontal health in adults

P Beirne, A Forgie, H V Worthington, J E Clarkson

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    Abstract

    Many dentists or hygienists provide scaling and polishing for patients at regular intervals, even if those patients are considered to be at low risk of developing periodontal disease. There is debate over the clinical effectiveness and cost effectiveness of 'routine scaling and polishing' and the 'optimal' frequency at which it should be provided.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article numberCD004625
    JournalCochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2005

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