• Halitosis: Cause and Management

    Halitosis: Cause and Management

    Halitosis, commonly known as bad breath, is an embarrassing condition that can significantly lower your self-esteem. More often, people with bad breath donโ€™t even know it unless someone told him/her about it. There are several factors and causes of bad breath and occasionally, even healthy people experience bad breath. Here are some common causes of

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  • Hormones and Dental Health: What Every Woman Needs to Know

    Hormones and Dental Health: What Every Woman Needs to Know

    Women are mostly affected with oral health problems because of the unique hormonal changes they experience. Increased female hormones, estrogen and progesterone, cause increased blood flow towards the gums which causes overreaction to anything that may irritate the gums such as bacteria and plaque. This overreaction leads to gums being inflamed, swollen, and even bleeding.

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  • Part II: Toothpaste Ingredients, Yay or Nay

    We previously discussed the first three ingredients found in toothpastes – here are others that you can also find in your toothpastes. Humectant System This system is composed of humectant (ingredients that retains moisture) and binding agents (keeps all ingredients mixed). Without humectant and a binding agent, toothpaste would look dry and stirring will be

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  • Part I: Toothpaste Ingredients, Yay or Nay

    Have you ever had a look at the ingredients list of your toothpaste? We usually check the ingredients of food in our grocery list, but we are forgetting to check one important item โ€“ our toothpaste. Toothpaste is a paste used with a toothbrush to clean our teeth and tongue. Primarily, it is used to

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