Super Toothpaste

Make room, fluoride. A new toothpaste is coming, and it promises to strike the kind of blow to gingivitis that made fluoride famous for fighting cavities.

The key ingredient is triclosan, a common antimicrobial agent already in wide use in products such as antibacterial soap. Scientists think triclosan may reduce gingivitis by inhibiting the growth of plaque-causing bacteria. In a major study submitted to the FDA, the new triclosan-fluoride paste (sold as Colgate Total) performed significantly better than a standard fluoride-only toothpaste in helping to prevent plaque, tartar, and gingivitis. Its cavity-fighting power was the same.

This combination of triclosan and fluoride was the first toothpaste to earn the American Dental Association Seal of Acceptance for fighting four dental problems at once – gingivitis, plaque, tooth decay, and tartar.

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  1. Although Churchill voted to have the neorotoxin known as fdlroiue derived from from hazardous-waste by-product from aluminum and phosphate fertilizer manufacturing OUT of their drinking water, Churchill’s public servants have decided to disregard the democratic process. Voter apathy is not a legitimate reason to ignore the plebiscite that voted fdlroiue out of Churchill’s drinking water. As we have learned with our federal elections where 40% of Canadians did not vote, apathy is not a binding factor of our democratic process.

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