Fluoride: myths & facts

Fluoride: myths & facts

Adding the chemical fluoride to public drinking water supplies in South Africa is a preventative measure to reduce the risk of dental decay among citizens who don’t use fluoride toothpaste. According to H2O International, which advocates household water purification to remove excess bacteria, heavy metals and chemicals such as fluoride, South African municipal water is […]

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What kind of toothpaste should you be using?

What kind of toothpaste should you be using?

Choosing the proper type of toothpaste is very important. There are loads of options that take care of your particular needs; teeth whitening, sensitive teeth care, cavity-fighting and more.  “When looking for toothpaste, you’ll find they make various claims about cavity protection, gingivitis, plaque, sensitivity, tartar, whitening and breath-freshening,” dentist Nathan Janowicz DMD, told Cleveland Clinic. […]

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What can I use besides toothpaste?

Dentists recommend a thorough hygiene regiment that includes toothpaste, mouthwash, floss and other approved dental products. However, if you do not have any toothpaste on hand, there are some household, pantry products that can help you give your mouth a good clean in a pinch. Also, toothpaste has been a topic of huge debate over […]

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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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