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Tooth Decay

Is your toothpaste harming your health?

Posted February 6, 2014

In our modern world the message to brush, floss and gargle is drummed into us by media and dentists alike, delivering the message that although our lives may not depend on our commitment to oral hygiene, our teeth definitely do. So for many of us the dental routine is performed religiously, often several times a day without thought for the efficacy or safety of the products we are using. But what many don’t realize is that in our attempts to fight off tooth decay and bad breath we may actually be using dental products that not only don’t live up to their promises for healthier teeth, but that may also be hazardous to our health.

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Chocolate trumps fluoride in the fight against tooth decay

Posted December 24, 2013

Imagine using chocolate to remineralize tooth enamel while discouraging cavities. Sound too good to be true? A researcher at Tulane University has come close with a non-toxic chocolate extract that outperforms fluoride. Taking into account the dangers associated with fluoride, and its presence in commercial toothpastes, a chocolate-based replacement offers a palatable solution.

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A Glass of Milk After Eating Sugary Cereals May Prevent Cavities

Posted August 1, 2013

Washing down sugary breakfast cereal with milk after eating reduces plaque acid levels and may prevent damage to tooth enamel that leads to cavities, according to new research at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry.

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Banish osteoporosis and tooth loss with these superstar teas

Posted July 24, 2013

If you have weak teeth and bones, or simply would like to fortify yourself against future problems, select herbal teas are a great daily choice. Packed with bone enhancing compounds, these age-old elixirs are a tasty way to strengthen skeletal structure and shore up the teeth. An Ayurvedic herb has even been found to remove tooth and bone ravaging fluoride from water, providing an economical solution to this worrisome chemical.

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DIY Natural Toothpaste & Mouthwash

Posted April 20, 2013

If we care about healthy food and healthy bodies, we can extend our concerns to oral care products. Many non-toxic, natural brands exist, but for the person wanting to create a self-sufficient life, making your own toothpastes and mouthwashes is refreshingly easy.

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New review associates vitamin D with lower rates of tooth decay

Posted November 27, 2012

A new review of existing studies points toward a potential role for vitamin D in helping to prevent dental caries, or tooth decay. The review, published in the December issue of Nutrition Reviews, encompassed 24 controlled clinical trials, spanning the 1920s to the 1980s, on approximately 3,000 children in several countries. These trials showed that vitamin D was associated with an approximately 50 percent reduction in the incidence of tooth decay.

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Coconut Oil Could Help Fight Tooth Decay

Posted September 25, 2012

Coconut oil is much in the news these days, being used by the natural health community to enhance many aspects of health. Now, scientists have discovered yet another benefit of this valuable food – it may be a powerful ally in the fight against tooth decay.

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Coconut oil could combat tooth decay

Posted September 3, 2012

Digested coconut oil is able to attack the bacteria that cause tooth decay. It is a natural antibiotic that could be incorporated into commercial dental care products, say scientists presenting their work at the Society for General Microbiology’s Autumn Conference at the University of Warwick.

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Researchers discover molecule that kills cavity causing mouth bacteria

Posted July 15, 2012

Yale researcher Jose Cordova and Erich Astudillo from the University of Chile (and Founder of Top Tech Innovations SpA) have after working together, discovered a new molecule that kills the bacteria Streptococcus Mutans; long known to be responsible for breaking down sugars in food in the mouth and leaving behind lactic acid which corrodes tooth enamel leading to decay. The new molecule they call Keep 32 (after the 32 teeth in the average human mouth) has been found to kill the bacteria on contact.

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Preventing Radiation Poisoning with Homeopathic Medicines

Posted April 30, 2012

The depth and breadth of contributions to conventional medicine and science is often ignored and simply suppressed. And yet, history reveals that it was a homeopath by the name of Emil Grubbe, MD (1875-1960) who was the first person to use radiation to treat a person with cancer (Dearborn, 2005).

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