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Fluoride FAQs

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Dental caries, or cavities, remains a significant health problem in the United States today. Tooth decay is the most common health problem in U.S. children, five times more common than asthma, and children with poor oral health are 3 times more likely to miss school as a result of dental pain. Among adults, dental caries […]

FDA Releases Final Ruling on Triclosan

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On September 2nd the FDA released a final ruling on the use of triclosan and 18 other commonly used active ingredients in many antibacterial hand soaps. Manufacturers will no longer be able to market these products in the United States. Long term safety concerns including bacterial resistance and hormone disruption in users as well as […]

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The Role of Dry Mouth in Increased Decay Rates

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Saliva offers a buffer to protect teeth from acidic attack by our diet and plaque bacteria. It also acts as a reservoir for calcium and phosphate ions which help to remineralize tooth structures more susceptible to decay. When an individual suffers from dry mouth (xerostomia) this buffer is gone. As a result, demineralization is more […]

Dental implant on jawbone

Caring for your dental implant

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Today many teeth with poor prognosis are extracted and replaced with dental implants. It has become the treatment of choice for replacement of a single tooth, multiple teeth or even serve as attachment for an entire arch when used in combination with a prosthesis (denture). While an asset to dentistry, no dental replacement matches your […]

Polyethylene toothpaste

Toothpastes containing polyethylene (plastic microbeads)

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In recent months there have been reports regarding an additive in many common toothpastes and it’s not fluoride garnering the attention. It’s plastic. Polyethylene to be specific. The very same polyethylene used in containers, packaging and plastic grocery bags.  These plastic microbeads not only do not break down in the mouth, but also won’t even dissolve in […]