Did you know?
According to a study by the Gallop Organization
and Consumer Reports, dentists are among the top five most trusted
What do powdered fruit, talc, honey, dried flowers,
mice and lizard livers have in common? They have all been ingredients
in ancient toothpaste and powder. Yum.
Attention Chocolate Lovers…Many dentists
agree raisins can cause more tooth decay than chocolate. Sticky
foods such as raisins and dried fruits can stay on the teeth longer
and develop more decay.
According to a study at the University of Connecticut,
too much toothpaste early in life is responsible for more than
70% of fluorosis cases (staining or mottling of tooth enamel that
develops when children swallow fluoridated toothpaste). Although
this problem is only cosmetic, it is recommended children under
six only use a pea-sized amount of toothpaste and be reminded to
spit it out after brushing.