What? People are brushing their teeth with charcoal?

What?  People are brushing their teeth with charcoal? Yes, believe it or not, there are now a few charcoal tooth paste products that can be purchased on the Internet.  You can buy the pasty type, or a powder.    The powder is messy to use and if you aren’t careful you can have a black dripping mess.  You are encouraged to brush your teeth afterwards with your regular paste. ...

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HOW DOES COFFEE AFFECT YOUR TEETH?

How Does Coffee Affect Your Teeth? I love coffee, but my alternative medicine doctor wants me to cut back. When he asked me how much I drink in a day, my response was, “as much as I can!” As a dentist, I am well informed as to the dental pros and cons of coffee. The obvious down side is tooth staining. The good news on this is that the staining is extrinsic, which means that it’s pretty...

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