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People worked for healthy teeth long before nylon brushes hit the market. Mila Davidovic/Shutterstock.com

How did people clean their teeth in the olden days?

People have probably always wanted clean and healthy teeth. What they historically used to achieve dental hygiene might surprise you.
An ingredient in toothpaste and other personal care products may be harming the microbes in our gut and leaving us vulnerable to disease. Ilya Andriyanov/shutterstock.com

Triclosan, a common antimicrobial in toothpaste and other products, linked to inflammation and cancer in the gut

Triclosan is found in thousands of personal care products from toothpaste to soap. New research links it to inflammation and cancer in the gut in mice, by disrupting their microbiome.
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Children’s toothpaste: the facts

Beyond the shiny cartoon characters and bubble gum flavouring, there's little reason to buy these products – and often several reasons not to.

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