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Health Canada is warning Canadians not to use Chinese toothpaste found on the Canadian market because 21 products to date have been found to contain unacceptable levels of diethylene glycol (DEG).
Health Canada is warning Canadians that counterfeit toothpaste products, falsely labelled as Colgate Fluoride Toothpaste Herbal and Colgate Fluoride Toothpaste Maximum Cavity Protection, have been found to contain high levels of harmful bacteria.
There have been a number of international warnings and product recalls involving toothpaste manufactured in China and elsewhere that may contain diethylene glycol, an ingredient used in antifreeze and as a solvent.
After locating counterfeit toothpaste in eight city stores, the Baltimore City Health Department is urging all city residents to check all Colgate toothpaste in their possession.
Colgate warned consumers that the counterfeit toothpaste, which has been found in some small, independent dollar-type discount stores, may not contain fluoride and could contain Diethylene Glycol, an ingredient not used in Colgate toothpaste anywhere in the world.
Americans of all ages continue to experience improvements in their oral health. However, decay in baby teeth increased from 24 percent to 28 percent among children two to five years of age.
To reverse this trend, the Pennsylvania Dental Association (PDA) reminds parents that good oral hygiene must begin very early in a baby's life.
Pinellas County Health Department will offer FREE dental exams and x-rays for children ages 1 - 18.
Dental disease, including untreated cavities, is the most common chronic and infectious disease among children in Contra Costa County and nationwide.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned consumers to avoid using tubes of toothpaste labeled as made in China.
Wisconsin Department of Health is requesting information from advocates, counties, organizations, and oral health care providers on how to create a new system that will expand access to dental care for children and families in Wisconsin.
Extract of cocoa powder that occurs naturally in chocolates, teas, and other products might be an effective natural alternative to fluoride in toothpaste.
Lifestyle factors that have the biggest impact on periodontal health.
Visit with your dental hygienist may result in more benefits than just cleaner teeth and healthier gums -- you might even decide to stop smoking, improve your nutrition or check to see if you might be at risk for diabetes.
"Most people simply don't realize just how educated and skilled their dental hygienists are," said Susan McLearan, president of the California Dental Hygienists' Association (CDHA). "The profession has evolved to the point where we actually can save lives."
In keeping with its mission to raise public awareness about dental health and to promote the value of seeing a dental hygienist, the association has issued the following list of the Top Ten Things Californians Should Know About Their Dental Hygienists.
AHA committee now recommends that patients should normally not receive antibiotics before routine dental work.
Even when they have gum disease, many people don't bother to brush or floss properly, thus not giving priority to dental care.
McNEIL-PPC announced a voluntary nationwide consumer recall of all lots of the GLACIER MINT and BUBBLE BLAST flavors of LISTERINE AGENT COOL BLUE Plaque-Detecting Rinse.
Researchers have engineered a portable, phone-sized test that in minutes measures proteins in saliva that may indicate a developing disease in the mouth or possibly elsewhere in the body.
Glass bottles of griseofulvin oral suspension, microsize 125 mg/5mL, a prescription medicine used to treat ringworm and other fungal infections, are being voluntarily recalled as a precaution from wholesalers and retail pharmacies nationwide.
Dental health benefits should not be neglected in the debate over fixing the healthcare system.
Health Canada is advising consumers not to use certain lots of Salivart Oral Moisturizer, because the product may be contaminated with mould or yeast.
A portable saliva test device developed by a University of Michigan could tell patients in just minutes if they have periodontal disease.
Beginning April 2007 adults enrolled in Medicaid will have coverage for preventive and restorative dental care, the Department of Health and Social Services announced today.
A properly fitted mouth guard, or mouth protector, is an important piece of athletic gear that can protect your teeth and help you keep a beautiful smile