Triclosan in Toothpaste: Good or Bad?

Toothpaste manufacturer, Colgate-Palmolive, recently removed triclosan, an antibacterial compound from their toothpaste, and it has not as yet been decided whether it will be banned for good. The popular, antibacterial Colgate Total was recently reformulated into Colgate Total SF. The new version of the toothpaste is advertised to be a better formula altogether, but as […]

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Do I need fillings?

Sometimes, no matter how well you take care of your teeth, you still end up with cavities. Cavities are large holes that form in your tooth’s enamel, destroying the tooth, causing pain and discomfort. Teeth break for many reasons; including opening bottle caps and using your teeth as tools! Most of us are guilty of […]

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Pregnancy: Detrimental to your teeth

Ask any pregnant mom and she will tell you that her pregnancy took its toll on many parts of her body, but the most significant attack was on her pearly whites. Pregnancy is hard on the mouth, with many women suffering from morning sickness (which means constant vomiting and stomach acid attacking the teeth and […]

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Is your overall health connected to your dental hygiene?

As surprising as it seems, many people neglect their oral hygiene, sometimes unknowingly. In recent years, the importance of floss, mouth wash and even just regular brushing has been pushed by the dental industry, more than ever before. And the reason why is quite surprising. Turns out, your oral hygiene directly affects your overall health […]

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