Jan Clarkson (University of Dundee) has already told us to stop brushing our teeth. Now she reckons we should start skipping our routine scale and polish too. Should a dentist really be saying this? Well, yes! Working with Craig Ramsay (Head of Chief Scientists Office Research Unit) on a 3 million trial, Jan has found that there are no benefits from this routine dental treatment, or from oral hygiene instruction. Could you live without your six-monthly clean-up? Would you pay for it if it wasnt on the NHS? Bring your pearly whites and have your say!