Category Archives: Antioxidants In Oral Care

Checking the Signs for Oral Cancer

You’re sitting in the dentist’s chair. The hygienist has finished cleaning your teeth. Maybe you had some X-rays. Now the dentist is taking a look. She checks your teeth, probes your gums a bit. You’re ready to hop up and … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s, Inflammation and Antioxidants

“Alzheimer’s sucks.” These words posted in June on Facebook by a seminary professor express everyone’s feelings about this terrible disease. It has been called “the long good-bye,” and devastates those who suffer from it as well as all the people … Continue reading

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Traveling? Don’t forget great oral care!

Chances are you’ll be doing some traveling this summer. According to the U.S. Travel Association, Americans logged 1.5 billion trips for leisure in 2010. This summer, zillions of people will jump in the car or board a plane to get … Continue reading

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Seriously Seeking Science

Ferulic acid and phloretin are the active ingredients in PerioSciences dental antioxidant products. They are antioxidants in a category known as polyphenols. Other than actual chemists and scientists, and perhaps the occasional organic chemistry student, most people don’t know very … Continue reading

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The Case Against Nicotine

Tobacco users should by now be well aware of the health dangers of nicotine. Way back in 1964 the U.S. Surgeon General wrote that nicotine and tar from cigarettes caused lung cancer. In 1965, Congress passed the Cigarette Labeling and … Continue reading

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Green Tea for Earth Day

Earth Day is April 22 this year. The first Earth Day was in 1970, and it is sometimes credited as the beginning of the modern environmental movement. Earth Day is a great time to think about clean air, clean water, … Continue reading

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We Know It Hurts: Aphthous Ulcers, or Canker Sores

If you have one, it hurts to even say “aphthous ulcer.” Most likely, all you can croak out is “canker sore.” They are those little, painful sores in your mouth—primarily on the inside surface of the cheeks or lips. Usually, … Continue reading

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Candy, Bacteria, Cavities, and You

One of the best things about a holiday—any holiday—is the candy! Chocolate shaped like chicks or stars or pumpkins. Unearthly colored marshmallows. Peanut butter, caramel, or nougat-filled; gooey, gummy, sweet treats. What’s not to love? What’s not to love is … Continue reading

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What Is Periodontal Disease?

“Periodontal disease” can refer to a range of dysfunctions and diseases associated with gum tissues (more commonly known as gum disease) and with the bones surrounding and supporting the teeth. Infection, inflammation, and oxidative stress resulting from an overabundance of … Continue reading

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What Causes Bleeding Gums?

Bleeding Gums: Why Worry? Bleeding gums can be a health concern with repercussions that extend far beyond your mouth. There are numerous causes for bleeding gums, and various strategies for dealing with the causes. Topical antioxidants in oral care products … Continue reading

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