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Nature-inspired method for treating sensitive teeth discovered

Last Updated: Thursday, January 03, 2013, 16:31

Taking inspiration from Mother Nature, researchers have reported an advance toward preventing the tooth sensitivity that affects millions of people around the world.

Chemical in soap, toothpaste impairs muscle strength

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 14, 2012, 11:17

Triclosan, an antibacterial widely used in soaps, deodorants, toothpastes and other body-care products, reduces muscular strength.

Most people brush their teeth the wrong way

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 19:33

Almost all Swedes regularly brush with fluoride toothpaste, yet only one in 10 knows how to wield the brush to prevent tooth decay.

Rubbing toothpaste on gums protects against cavities

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 28, 2012, 17:19

Brushing your teeth twice daily may be sensible advice, but rubbing toothpaste on your gums after lunch also hugely lowers the risk of developing cavities.

Fluoride layer too thin to protect teeth

Last Updated: Thursday, March 03, 2011, 00:00

Fluoride in some toothpaste & mouthwash, believed to prevent tooth decay, may actually be ineffective.

Your toothpaste may spread superbugs

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 00:00

An antibacterial chemical commonly used in toothpastes may pose a threat to your health.

Fluoride toothpaste can cause fluorosis: Study

Last Updated: Friday, January 22, 2010, 00:00

Toothpastes with high concentration of fluoride prevent tooth decay in kids but they also increase the risk of developing mild fluorosis, a new study claims.

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