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Triclosan/copolymer containing toothpastes for oral health

Overview of attention for article published in this source, December 2013
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9 blogs
78 tweeters
3 Facebook pages
4 Wikipedia pages


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Triclosan/copolymer containing toothpastes for oral health
Published by
John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, December 2013
DOI 10.1002/14651858.cd010514.pub2
Pubmed ID

Riley, Philip, Lamont, Thomas


Periodontal disease and dental caries are highly prevalent oral diseases that can lead to pain and discomfort, oral hygiene and aesthetic problems, and eventually tooth loss, all of which can be costly to treat and are a burden to healthcare systems. Triclosan is an antibacterial agent with low toxicity, which, along with a copolymer for aiding retention, can be added to toothpastes to reduce plaque and gingivitis (inflammation of the gums). It is important that these additional ingredients do not interfere with the anticaries effect of the fluoride present in toothpastes, and that they are safe.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 1 <1%
Malaysia 1 <1%
Chile 1 <1%
Ireland 1 <1%
Latvia 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Unknown 364 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 63 17%
Student > Master 52 14%
Researcher 39 11%
Student > Postgraduate 37 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 35 9%
Other 58 16%
Unknown 87 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 179 48%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 18 5%
Nursing and Health Professions 16 4%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 9 2%
Social Sciences 8 2%
Other 49 13%
Unknown 92 25%