Dentist Tariq Drabu Welcomes a Scientific Review Encouraging the Use of Fluoride Toothpaste

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Dentist Tariq Drabu said, “Regular use of fluoride toothpaste is a vital part of effectively combating tooth decay and to promoting good oral hygiene.”

Tariq Drabu Dentist

Tariq Drabu Dentist

It is already widely known that brushing teeth with fluoride toothpaste helps combat the build-up of plaque, fight tooth decay, and maintain good oral health.

Tariq Drabu, dentist and teacher of dental medicine, is the respected owner of the Langley Dental Practice in Middleton, Manchester. In addition, he is the highly respected Clinical Lead Dentist for the Oral Surgery Clinical Assessment and treatment Services for NHS Heywood Middleton and Rochdale. He was speaking recently about a new scientific review in the Cochrane Library, USA.

The article, which was published by the Science Daily, can be read here. He went on to tell us about the review and explain its significance. Tariq Drabu, a dentist for over 25 years, is always keen to keep abreast of the latest scientific studies within dental medicine. He believes it is essential for dental professionals to be up to date with the latest research and development in order to provide the best quality dental care to patients.

Tariq Drabu, a respected dentist, went on to say, “It is already widely known that brushing teeth with fluoride toothpaste helps combat the build-up of plaque, fight tooth decay, and maintain good oral health. This new review takes a closer look at toothpaste which contains a substance called triclosan, which is an antibacterial agent, and a copolymer which stops the triclosan from being washed out of the mouth by saliva. The review indicates that toothpaste which contains these two ingredients will significantly reduce plaque, fight gingivitis and reduce the bleeding of diseased gums, compared to fluoride toothpaste without these ingredients.”

The article includes an interview with Mr Philip Riley, a leading researcher from Manchester University who co-authored the study. Tariq Drabu who is a dentist and teacher to postgraduate students of dental medicine at the a University of Central Lancashire in Preston, is dedicated to education, and the continued development and excellence of the British dental profession. He said, “Mr Riley’s research indicates that adding triclosan and copolymer to fluoride toothpaste will make it significantly more effective in combatting plaque, inflammation, bleeding gums and tooth decay. Although I understand that further research and testing will be required to establish any potential clinical effects, I find the results of this review particularly interesting and promising.”

Tariq Drabu, a busy family dentist, took time out to speak to us at length. He continued by saying, “The review indicates excellent results, showing a 22% reduction in plaque and gingivitis amongst test subjects. I believe that more collaboration between toothpaste manufacturers and research scientists should be done in this area. And independent reviews will also address any misgivings some people may have about studies which have been supported by pharmaceutical companies.”

Tariq Drabu, dentist and leading specialist, concluded by saying, “There seems to be little doubt that the findings of this review are accurate. The combination of triclosan and copolymer significantly improves the performance of fluoride toothpaste in its ability to combat tooth decay, remove plaque and prevent gum disease. As dental professionals, we should be doing everything possible to learn more and encourage further independent, and government funded research, so we can continue to develop and improve dental medicine.”

About Dr Tariq Drabu
Dr Tariq Drabu is a highly experienced and well known Manchester dentist and GDC registrant. He is accredited as a Specialist in Oral Surgery by the General Dental Council. Dentist Tariq Drabu practices at his Langley Dental Practice in Manchester. Dr Drabu is a leading name in dentistry, with more than 25 years’ experience in both general practice and hospital dentistry. Dr Tariq Drabu is also the Clinical Lead Dentist for the Oral Surgery Clinical Assessment and Treatment Services at NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale. He is a specialist staff member at The UCLan Dental Clinic in Preston.

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