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  • The History of Toothpaste

    Ever wonder where toothpaste and mouthwash came from? Have you ever thought about what people used for toothpaste before the invention of Crest, Colgate or Aquafresh? (North American brand name toothpastes). Below are some interesting, point form facts and recipes that may help satisfy your curiosity – or spur it on!! Back in the Days of Buddha The activity of keeping the mouth clean dates all the way back to the religious figure Buddha. It has been recorded that he would use a “tooth stick” from the God Sakka as part of his personal hygiene regimen. In 23 – 79 AD the practice of oral hygiene included: Drinking goats milk…

  • Is Sedation Dentistry Right for You?

    An enormous amount of Americans avoid getting their teeth cleaned and checked due to fears, discomfort, or a general hate for the dentist office. Dentist visits are important to maintain good oral health, especially since your mouth can give insight to what else is wrong inside your body. Sedation dentistry is designed for that group of 10 percent of Americans that avoid visiting the dentist office each year due to fear of pain and torture. Sedation dentistry is right for you if you have a fear of any type of dental procedures. If you shake and feel uncontrollably nervous in the dentist office, then sedation is recommended. Children can even…

  • How Do You Choose The Best Toothpaste?

    Dentists are always emphasizing the need to brush one’s teeth. But with the myriad of toothpaste products that are found in the market, if the effectiveness of brushing influenced by the kind of toothpaste one makes use of? This is probably an issue that dentists need to clarify. Aside from picking the brand which is the most popular or which is most readily available, what are the other factors to consider when buying toothpaste? First off, the American Dental Association advocates for the use of toothpaste as the substance is noted to be effective in getting rid of plaque and preventing its accumulation. By fulfilling these two roles, toothpaste can…

  • Fluoride and Cancer Research

    Facts about Flouride The history of fluoride use in our water systems reads like an episode for the X-files… it is convoluted and complex, and until the recent declassification of government documents, many of the main players remained unidentified. It may be one of the few ‘conspiracy theories’ with a firm footing in reality. The Atomic Energy Commission, the FDA, du Pont, the American Dental Association, the U.S. Public Health Service and a score of others were either willing participants or pawns in the promotion of fluoridation safety. The reason behind the research used for this promotion was “…not about children’s teeth. It grew directly out of litigation against the…

  • What Is The Best Whitening Mouthwash?

    One of the easiest methods to whiten your teeth is to use a special mouthwash. All you have to do is rinse your mouth with the whitening mouthwash for 60 seconds every morning and night. You will see noticeable results within a week. It’s that simple! How Does It Work? All whitening mouthwashes contain some sort of bleaching agent. Hydrogen peroxide is the most widely used bleaching agent, and it’s also used by dentists when performing a professional in-office whitening treatment. It can penetrate and whiten the inside of the tooth (called dentin) to make it even whiter than its natural color, as opposed to non-peroxide products that only clean the surface (enamel). The concentration…

  • The Best Teeth Whitening Kits

    Do you want whiter teeth? Ok, how about the best teeth whitening kit currently on the market? I will explain how whitening kits work and show you the most highly recommended kit for sale. But first, you really should consult your dentist before embarking on a whitening treatment. Because after a thorough examination of your teeth and gum, your dentist will be able to determine what kind of whitening treatment that would suit you the best. Cavities must be fixed before using an at-home whitening kit, or else you risk toothache. Other types of problem – for example periodontal disease and tooth sensitivity – should also be treated before bleaching your…

  • What Is The Best Whitening Toothpaste?

    Have your teeth lost that white shine they used to have? Do you want to have beautiful white teeth once again? If so, using a special whitening toothpaste might help. It offers an easy and affordable way to polish and whiten your teeth, and bring your beautiful white smile back. We have researched and selected the four best whitening toothpaste products that are available on the market today. They are all very popular and have received high ratings by their customers. Here they are: Image & Product Name Whitening Agent Fluoride ADA* Accepted Amazon Rating Customer Reviews Image & Product Name Whitening Agent Fluoride ADA* Accepted Amazon Rating Customer Reviews Colgate Total Advanced…

  • Wisdom Tooth Extraction Without Dental Insurance Plan Coverage?

    Most people do not have dental insurance and even if you do, it typically doesn’t cover dental surgeries such as wisdom tooth extraction surgery. Even your regular medical insurance will probably not cover the costs of having your wisdom teeth removed. The costs associated with this type of procedure also usually include the anesthetics and x-rays. Overall, the cost of wisdom tooth extraction surgery is quite expensive and this will probably come directly out of your pocket. The price will also go up if you need to have more than one wisdom tooth removed at any given time. The actual costs associated with wisdom teeth extraction surgery will depend on…

  • Does toothpaste have alcohol in it?

    I’m Not Drunk, But I Have Been Brushing My Teeth Updated for 2018. In 2010, Massachusetts State Senator Anthony Galluccio resigned his senate seat after several run-ins with the law concerning a number of alcohol-related incidents. The senator recently tried to blame the combination of toothpastes he was using for failing a breathalyzer test. Alcohol in Toothpaste Last October, following a number of DUI incidents, Galluccio was apprehended after fleeing the scene of a fender-bender which left a father and son injured. A judge ordered the Senator to surrender his driver’s license for 5 years as well as submit to random breath tests during his probationary period. Breath equipment was…

  • Tooth Fairy Traditions

    THE TOOTH FAIRY is one of many childhood fantasy figures we remember fondly. We lost our baby teeth, stuck them under our pillow, and the mysterious tooth fairy would swap our teeth out for money! What could be better? The tooth fairy isn’t quite the same for everyone though! The legend of the tooth fairy has changed over the years and even varies widely around the world. Let’s learn a little bit more about other tooth fairy traditions!