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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The link between Gum Disease and Alzheimers

Gum disease can be debilitating. There are many types of infections that cause erosion of the gums and teeth, and which could have terrible side effects like bad breath and general mouth pain. It’s a proven fact that your oral hygiene directly affects your overall health and well-being. It is also known to affect the […]

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What is Gingivitis

Gingivitis is essentially the beginning phases of gum disease. It is caused when plaque and bacteria build-up at the base of the tooth and start releasing toxins into the gum tissue. Thankfully, at this early stage, gingivitis is easily treatable and won’t leave any lasting damage. If left untreated though, gingivitis could progress to become […]

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Brushing before bed could promote dental health

We all do it. After a long day of work, business meetings, lunches, kissing and munching on sweets, we get home, utterly exhausted. Most of us do our homely duties and once we plop down onto the couch at night, we fall asleep. And we don’t give our teeth a second thought. Right? Well, scientists […]

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