Questionable Ingredients in Name Brand Toothpaste

Triclosan in your Big Corporation’s Toothpaste Line

Synthesized under a reflux process, 2,4,4′-trichloro-2′-methoxydiphenyl ether is treated with aluminium chloride. Triclosan can be synthesized through a three-step process starting with 1-(2-hydroxyethyl)pyrrolidin-2-one. The 1-(2-hydroxyethyl)pyrrolidin-2-one is dehydrated with either zinc or calcium oxide into 1-vinylpyrrolidin-2-one. Then, 1-vinylpyrrolidin-2-one can be reacted with 5-chloro-2-(2,4-dichlorophenoxy)phenyl acrylate in n-heptane to form triclosan.  Then you put it in your mouth if […]

Remineralizeing Tooth Enamel

Remineralization Scientific Study

Specialized cells in the center of the tooth are able to regenerate dentin, the layer of tooth just under the enamel, and the enamel can then properly remineralize from the outside. This same process happens in bones when phytic acid is removed from the diet and minerals/fat soluble vitamins are added. To prove this theory, […]

Big Pharma Surprise Facts

Eli Lilly

If you look on the Eli Lilly website or check their wiki page you will get some vague explanation about how Mr. Lilly got his start and what his first potions actually were.  This is what it says:  From its facilities in Indianapolis the company manufactured and sold “ethical drugs” for use by the medical profession. […]

Protecting Tooth Enamel

Activated Charcoal and Your Tooth Enamel

There seems to be quite a bit of disinformation out there on the Interwebs as to the impact of activated charcoal (AC) on your tooth enamel.  There is an easy scientific way for anyone to arrive at the conclusion that your tooth enamel will remain cleaned, whitened, and completely smoothly intact after it’s brief skirmish with a […]

Stevia rebaudiana

Stevia as a sweetener and plaque reducer

We use Stevia in our product lines both for it’s sweetening effect and for it’s ability to reduce the amount of dental plaque.  Here is a link to a study performed by Professor at the Department of Preventive and Social Dentistry, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul C.D. Cassiano Scapini, Porto Alegre, Brazil .