Hidden Tooth Infections May Predispose People To Heart Disease

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According to a study carried out at the University of Helsinki, an infection of the root tip of a tooth increases the risk of coronary artery disease, even if the infection is symptomless. Hidden dental root tip infections are very common: as many as one in four Finns suffers from at least one.  Such infections […]

Is Your Toothpaste Full Of Carcinogens?

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You might not think twice about the chemicals in your cosmetics, in the way you would worry about absorbing chemicals from food, but that’s what happens every time you brush your teeth. And with the ever increasing knowledge about the harm that some of these chemicals are doing, it certainly is something to worry about. […]

Healing Power Of Aloe Vera Proves Beneficial For Teeth And Gums, Too

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Aloe vera tooth gel is intended, like toothpaste, to eliminate disease-causing bacteria in the mouth. The aloe vera plant has a long history of healing power. Its ability to heal burns and cuts and soothe pain has been documented as far back as the 10th century. Legend has it that Cleopatra used aloe vera to […]

Antidepressants Linked To Tooth Implant Failure, New Study Finds

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Antidepressants, commonly used to treat anxiety, pain and other disorders, may play a role in dental implant failure, according to a new pilot study by University at Buffalo researchers. The research found that the use of antidepressants increased the odds of implant failure by four times. Each year of antidepressant use doubled the odds of […]

Plastic Toothbrush Toxins Could Be Dangerous

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Toothbrushes are among those products that contain PVC plastics and are used several times a day by people all around the world. Therefore, if toothbrushes contain a significant amount of phthalate, they could be very dangerous and harmful. Phthalates are chemicals found in everyday products and PVC plastics, mainly because of their ability to enhance […]

Coconut Oil Pulling Effective For Oral Health

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Oil pulling using coconut oil could be effective in decreasing plaque formation and plaque induced gingivitis. Swishing your mouth out with coconut oil may be a more effective and safer alternative to chemical mouthwashes. Coconut oil is a safe, natural, and inexpensive tool to improve your oral health. Coconut oil has antibacterial and anti-viral activity […]