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Weird Dental "Facts"
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A light-hearted compilation of dental trivia and "facts."
A light-hearted compilation of dental trivia and "facts."

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It seems there are no lack of toothpaste formulas to go around. Whitening toothpastes, sensitive teeth toothpastes, breath-freshening toothpastes, low abrasion toothpastes, fluoride-free toothpastes, enzymatic toothpastes, powdered toothpastes, and an assortment of combinations of the above. But did you realize that people have been playing around with toothpaste formulas for centuries? In our latest Weird Dental Fact -- we give you the earliest KNOWN formula for toothpaste:
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See if you want to try THIS old (very old) toothache remedy at home!
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So, just what did people do BEFORE toothbrushes?  Our latest Weird Dental "Fact":
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Are there any tooth-healthy alternatives to sugar? In fact, there are! One of them may even help to prevent tooth decay. I wrote about it some time ago here: http://toothwiz.com/wordpress/?page_id=194
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Did you realize that your toothbrush can be a source of (re-)infection, and may keep you sick longer after a cold or flu?
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Can you believe an Indian boy underwent 232 extractions at one time?! How is that even possible? Was he "Shark Boy," or something? Well, here's the scoop in Weird Dental "Fact" #37:
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(Most) newborns don't get teeth until about 6 months of age. But did you also know that they aren't born with the bacteria that contribute to tooth decay? OK. So where does it come from? The answer lies in this latest Weird Dental "Fact." --
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In dental school we were taught that fluoride was one of the principal causes for a wide-spread decline in rates of tooth decay for both children and adults. Therefore, it MUST be good for you. Right? It seems not everyone agrees with this viewpoint. If you swallow too much toothpaste, for example, you are urged to call your Poison Control Center. So, check out this week's Weird Dental "Fact":
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Ever wonder when the first toothbrush was invented? OK, well, unless you're in the dental industry, probably not. But that's just ONE reason why we are happy to provide you with this little piece of dental trivia!
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This particular dental fact may affect many people, since it is not unusual for people to store their toothbrushes in the bathroom.  How about you?
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