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Does whitening toothpaste really work? And how do i choose a good toothpaste? by Just Ask Posted Sat 17 Jul 2010 5:58am Let us begin by understanding how to choose a basic toothpaste, ok? With so many types and variety of toothpastes on the shelf, i can understand that you may sometimes be overwhelmed by the choices. A simple rule to follow when you are confused. Always go back to basics. Use one that contains fluoride. This way, you and your child coul ... Read on »
A closer look at glycerin & whether it's wise to be in toothpaste & a homemade toothpaste recipe by Artistta Posted Thu 14 Apr 2011 4:58pm Several months ago I ran across a post on the blog Goofy Momma . Allison shared information about glycerin in toothpaste and how glycerin coats the teeth and keeps them from remineralizing . I had never heard of any negatives for glycerin and actually hadn't realized that it's in nearly every toothpaste, natural or not. I always overlooked it whe ... Read on »
Abrasive “Smoker’s” Toothpastes & Whitening Toothpastes by Merrilee Fullerton Medical Doctor Posted Sat 16 Jun 2012 10:04pm These toothpastes are not recommended as they may cause recession of the gums & abrasion of tooth structure . The best way to rid your teeth of smoking stains is to quit smoking & then have a professional cleaning by a dentist or dental hygienist. Again, must be cautious when using these dentifrices due to their abrasively. These ough ... Read on »
Natural Toothpaste, It Works! by Carolin K. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Sat 01 Nov 2008 4:28am Finally, I’ve found an All Natural toothpaste that works. The first time I tried natural, non-fluoridated toothpaste before but it didn’t take long before I felt cavities in my teeth. This time it is totally different. I’ve been using this new all natural, organic product for 5 months now and my teeth have never felt so clean and so white befo ... Read on »
Donâ??t Swallow Your Toothpaste by Carolin K. Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Tue 07 Apr 2009 11:14pm If you swallow your toothpaste then contact the Poison Control Center. I just watched a video where dentist Bill Osmunson explains the dangers of fluoridation. And fluride is not the only toxin in toothpaste. Even most natural toothpastes contain Sodium Laurest Sulfate. According to Osmunson one of the problems is that we don’t use the ... Read on »
The Secret to White Teeth? Not Toothpaste!!!! by Marie L. Patient Expert Posted Wed 01 Oct 2008 9:10pm People are always asking the Fertilitybitch, For someone who drinks so much coffee and tea, you shore have some purty choppers--what's your secret, Crest Whitestrips?" Puh-leeze. FertilityBitch is big on simplifying and keeping her hard earned moolah from the corporate maw. In the Korea of my parents, the toothbrush and toothpaste consist ... Read on »
Video: Why Worry about Fluoride Toothpaste? by Alix Patient Expert Posted Thu 09 Apr 2009 6:48pm Toothpaste labels warn us not to swallow even a pea-sized amount of toothpaste. Did you know that the amount of flouride in this pea-sized glob is the same as the amount found in 8 ounces of fluoridated drinking water? Why does the toothpaste label say to call the Poison Control Center if it's ingested, but water does not have such a warning? ... Read on »
Green Dentistry Week: Homemade Toothpaste by Sierra Club .. Patient Expert Posted Thu 06 Aug 2009 11:24pm Small changes made to our daily habits can add up. This week, with help from the Eco-Dentistry Association, we'll provide tips to help you green your dental hygiene routine. Tip #3: Make Your Own Store-bought toothpaste can include some questionable ingredients and it's easy to concoct your own paste with a few simple ingredients. Baking ... Read on »
Don’t Use Natural Toothpastes? by The Verigin Dental Health Team Doctor of Dentistry Posted Fri 28 Aug 2009 7:31pm Henna Lion/Flickr A short and silly item recently ran in “The Thin Green Line” eco-blog at, which we reproduce here in full so you can immediately appreciate the mind-blowingness of it: Dentist: Don’t use natural toothpastes Good news and bad news at the dentist this morning. The good news is, my teeth are fine. The ... Read on »
Is Natural Toothpaste Good For Sensitive Teeth? by Sarah B. Patient Expert Posted Tue 01 Sep 2009 11:23pm Bernie begs to know… My teeth are really sensitive to hot and cold. Would a natural toothpaste be better for me? The Right Brain bites back: Before we address the “natural” part of your question, let’s talk a little about toothpaste for sensitive teeth. How does toothpaste for sensitive teeth work? Most of the time the roots of your ... Read on »