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The Truth About Toothpaste

The Truth About Toothpaste

Thursday, February 11, 2010 17:07

The extravagant promotion of chemical additives has always been popular with toothpaste manufacturers. Over the last thirty years these have included carbamide (urea), chlorophyll, hexachorophene, chloroform, baking soda, peroxide, sanguinaria, “antitartar”  formulas, and various forms of fluoride . A lot of “research” has attempted to back up ...

How Orthodontics  Treatments Works

How Orthodontics Treatments Works

Monday, February 8, 2010 17:32

It is the unique properties of the alveolar bone of the jaws that make it possible to reposition the teeth. The alveolar bone is the part of the jawbone that directly surrounds the roots of the teeth. Pressure in certain directions, applied through the teeth to the ...

The Consequences Of Losing Teeth

The Consequences Of Losing Teeth

Sunday, February 7, 2010 15:55

Patients are forever telling us that the extraction of one of their teeth was so difficult that “the dentist was sweating.” To explain this, the patient may have been told that he had “very long roots”. It seems never to have occurred to these people that, in ...

Sensitive Skin Treatments

Sensitive Skin Treatments

Sunday, February 7, 2010 15:04

The Steps for Sensitive Skin 1. Compressing:    Use tepid or warm facial compresses, not hot or cold. 2. Cleansing:    Sensitive skin should only be cleansed one time a day in the evening using a milky or creamy cleanser. NEVER use soap on sensitive skin and never ...

Dry Skin Secrets

Dry Skin Secrets

Sunday, February 7, 2010 14:51

Special considerations and secrets for dry skin. 1.    Dry skin can be caused and aggravated by frequent swimming in chlorinated pools and frequent exposure to wind and salt water. If you swim often, rinse the skin well every time you get out of the water. If you ...

Special Treatments For Dry Skin

Special Treatments For Dry Skin

Sunday, February 7, 2010 13:29

Frequent steaming is not appropriate for dry skin. However, dry skin can steam once or twice a month for the hydrating benefits. Steam at a distance from the sun for two to five minutes. No heat should be felt. Exfoliation is important for dry skin, especially because ...

How To Care For Your Skin In Winter

How To Care For Your Skin In Winter

Friday, February 5, 2010 17:15

Just as nature slows during autumn’s passage into winter and comes alive again during the spring and summer, the skin reflects this cyclical pattern. Taking the seasons into consideration as part of your skin care program is important to maintain a truly effective routine. Depending on where ...