Ask a Dentist: Is Charcoal Toothpaste a Good Idea?

Ask a Dentist: Is Charcoal Toothpaste a Good Idea?

Ugh! In eighteenth-century London, most people brushed their teeth with a combination of chimney soot and salt. Over time, more functional and better-tasting toothpaste was developed, with active ingredients like fluoride (to fight dental decay) and potassium nitrate...
Root Canals : The Not So Painful Truths !

Root Canals : The Not So Painful Truths !

Root Canals Of all the procedures we routinely perform, root canals seem to prompt the most worry and the greatest number of questions: Do they hurt? Are they effective? Are they safe? A few myths about root canals come up again and again: Myth 1: Root canals are...