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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 ...

The Best And Worst Tooth Loss Treatments

The Best And Worst Tooth Loss Treatments

Friday, February 5, 2010 16:49

Research into the causes and treatment of periodontal disease is going at a rapid pace. The most currently accepted theory is that susceptible adults who neglect (or whose dentist neglects) to remove all the food that the ever present mouth bacteria digest suffer from both the end products ...

Tooth Loss An Media Myths

Tooth Loss An Media Myths

Thursday, February 4, 2010 16:16

MEDIA  has capitalized on the misery of victims of periodontal disease with the dissemination of misleading notions and wholly inaccurate information . “Bad breath,” “pink tooth brush,” “bleeding, messy gums,” an “army marching through your mouth” these are all advertisers’ euphemisms for the common symptoms of periodontal ...

Do You Have Tooth Loss

Do You Have Tooth Loss

Thursday, February 4, 2010 16:00

Periodontal disease (once called pyorrhea) refers to the inflammation and loss of the gums and the supporting tissues of the teeth, and is the major cause of tooth loss. it is paradoxical that tooth loss is caused more often by trouble with the gums than by trouble with ...

Common Dental Problems

Common Dental Problems

Thursday, February 4, 2010 12:15

Burning Mouth Syndrome Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is a chronic oral facial pain syndrome that affects more than one million American adults, mostly postmenopausal females. It is characterized by a burning sensation, dry mouth, thirst, altered taste perception, changes in eating habits, irritability, depression, and ...