Monthly Archives: March 2013

Choosing Between Laser Gum Surgery and Traditional Gum Surgery

Periodontal disease begins when bacteria and tartar beneath the gum line infect and inflame the tissues that support teeth. The early stage of periodontal disease is called gingivitis and can usually be reversed with daily brushing, flossing, and regular cleaning by a dental professional. If left untreated, however, gingivitis can advance to periodontitis, a condition… Read more »

What is Sodium Lauryl Sulfate?

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) is a common additive used in a variety of personal care products including toothpastes, shampoos and body washes, and in a variety of household products including laundry detergents, floor cleaners and engine degreasers.  SLS, similar to soap, is used as a surfactant, detergent and emulsifier; in short, it is an inexpensive… Read more »

Mouth Sores from Chemotherapy

The side effects of chemotherapy can be emotionally uncomfortable and physically draining. When it comes to oral care during chemotherapy, alcohol-free toothpaste and mouth rinse products from Dental Herb Company provide soothing relief from mouth sores, help rebuild damaged tissue, and create an inhospitable environment for bacterial growth. Oral sores from chemotherapy result from chemo’s… Read more »