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More Trouble with Triclosan

More Trouble with Triclosan

When you get right down to it, you don’t really need toothpaste to clean your teeth. It’s the mechanical action of brushing – and flossing – that breaks up the bacterial biofilm (plaque) that forms on your teeth between cleanings. Oh, toothpaste can make the job a...

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Another Reason to Dump the Mouthwash for Healthier Alternatives? – The Mouthwash, Nitric Oxide, Diabetes Link

Another Reason to Dump the Mouthwash for Healthier Alternatives? – The Mouthwash, Nitric Oxide, Diabetes Link

If you’re using a conventional over-the-counter mouthwash on a regular basis, you could be raising your risk of diabetes – or so research suggests. Consider, for instance, the 2017 study in the journal Nitric Oxide. For it, researchers tracked health data from 1206...

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Some Harrowing Hygiene Habits

Some Harrowing Hygiene Habits

A recent headline from a British tabloid: The horror! Actually, toothpaste really isn’t all that necessary. A soft bristled brush is. And your arm power. But that’s about it. In fact, some research has suggested that brushing without toothpaste may be more...

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