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Further Adventures in Caffeination

Didn’t caffeinating everything jump the shark a few years ago? Yes. Caffeinated toothpaste. Each dose is said to contain the equivalent jolt of an 8 ounce cup of coffee. The concept is that it gives you your buzz quicker since … Continue reading

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Adventures in Dental Hygiene

You know there’s a National Month or Week of nearly everything. That includes dental hygiene. And hygiene’s month is this month. So saith the American Dental Hygienists’ Association. And the Wrigley’s Gum folks. And so to the usual tip list … Continue reading

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Another Natural, Fluoride-Free Option for Cleaning Your Teeth

Once upon a time, toothpaste wasn’t paste. It was powder. (And once upon a time before that, it was things like crushed shells, burnt bread, charcoal and dragon’s blood, but that’s another story for another time.) In fact, although the … Continue reading

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Devil’s in the Details, Theobromine Edition

As we’ve noted several times before, it pays to read beyond the headline, especially if it’s surprising, shocking or sensational. To wit: So before you grab that Hershey bar, know that the study in question – published in Caries Research … Continue reading

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It’s in the Water: Triclosan

There are things besides fluoride that you’re better off not having in your toothpaste – sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), for instance, and triclosan. As we mentioned before, the latter is a known endocrine disruptor. Other health risks include increased allergies, … Continue reading

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Captain Obvious and the Toothpaste of Doom

Captain Obvious narrowed his eyes and frowned. On his monitor, a study recently published in Acta Ondontologica Scandinavica. Our intrepid hero – champion of common sense in research and the enemy of wasted money and time – read the abstract, … Continue reading

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Nurd(le) Is the Word

You know how sometimes you can say a word over and over until, suddenly, it sounds so weird, you begin to wonder if it’s a real word at all? And then there are words that sound like nonsense from the … Continue reading

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