Bristlemania It’s here!

Dental News Bristlemania It’s here! Linda Matchan Boston Globe Jan. 10, 2002 19:01:03 Pity the poor toothbrush. Caked in plaque, soaked with spit: Could there possibly be a less sexy, more prosaic article in the home, except for maybe the toilet plunger? Who would have predicted that the toothbrush, used in one of life’s most […]

Some Toothpastes Work Better Than Others

Dental News Some Toothpastes Work Better Than Others January 3, 2002 By Nancy Volkers InteliHealth News Service Do some toothpastes work better than others? Apparently, according to four new studies. The studies all involved Colgate Total Plus Whitening toothpaste, which contains a special type of silica, as well as triclosan. Silica is an abrasive particle […]

New toothpaste cures gum disease

Dental News New toothpaste cures gum disease May 23, 2000 LOS ANGELES (Reuters Health) – A chemical used to clear odors from municipal water supplies is the active ingredient in a new toothpaste that cures the bleeding gums of people with gum disease. “It kills all bacteria within a minute, and all odors within a […]


Toothpastes First and foremost, a toothpaste and a correct brushing action work to remove plaque, a sticky, harmful film of bacteria that grows on your teeth that causes caries, gum disease, and eventual tooth loss if not controlled. Second, the toothpaste contains fluoride, which makes the entire tooth structure more resistant to decay and promotes […]