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RDA toothpaste Relative Dentin Abrasivity

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What is the Relative Dentin Abrasivity RDA of your toothpaste? RDA toothpaste levels are important but you never hear about them! Are you looking for a toothpaste with low RDA Relative Dentin Abrasivity?  If so you have come to the right page. The RDA value tells how hard on your teeth a toothpaste is. Toothpaste […]

Abfraction causes

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Abfraction causes or NCCL causes The cause of an abfraction, more properly known as non-carious cervical lesion (NCCL),  is debatable.  Abfraction by definition is related to occlusal stress.  Although many use the terms interchangeably, I will use NCCL to describe the lesions except where occlusal stress is believed or reported to be the cause.  NCCLs […]

Dental Mouthwash

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What dental mouthwash (or mouth rinse) is right for you? Dental mouthwash has been around for thousands of years. The first ones were essential oils, brandy, vinegar, and urine. Today there are two main types of mouthwashes. Those that are therapeutic in nature and those that are cosmetic. What dental mouthwash should you use? Well […]

Why does orange juice taste funny after brushing?

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  Why does orange juice taste funny after brushing? Short answer is SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate).  Many of the more “natural” toothpastes do not have this ingredient because there are some people that are overly-sensitive to it. Orange juice toothpaste = bad combo Bryan Bauer, DDS, FAGD      630-665-5550                                                           

Probiotics in dentistry


Do probiotics help with dental issues? The answer could be yes!  A new study released in the American Journal of Orthodontics showed a toothpaste reduced the levels of Strep mutans in plaque around the brackets of individuals with braces.  S mutans are believed to be the primary causative bacteria involved in tooth decay.  Although, it’s […]