Commercial toothpaste contains many chemical and controversial ingredients, including triclosan, glycerine, and saccherin. However, fluoride is the main reason why the FDA insisted that toothpaste carry the poison warning. Part of the poison risk comes from the child’s still-developing swallowing skills; instead of spitting the toothpaste out, they may swallow it instead.
Excessive fluoride may cause dental fluorosis and acute fluoride poisoning. Dental fluorosis damages tooth enamel, causing white or discolored stains on the teeth. Continue reading
The Dental Wellness Centre: Offering patients healthy options
by Linda Sechrist
The motto that Dr. Hyo J. Lim, D.M.D. created for his Dental Wellness Centre—Exceptional dentistry with your health in mind—not only implies a connection between oral health and whole body health but also expresses his personal philosophy about dentistry. Biological dentists, such as Lim, promote a whole-body perspective on dentistry and belong to several organizations, which provide mounting evidence supporting the link between periodontal disease and heart disease. Continue reading