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Cold Sores / Fever Blisters

Cold sores, or fever blisters, are caused by a virus (Herpes Simplex Virus I) which those affected will have for life. Usually dormant, this virus can raise its ugly head at any time. Most often, those afflicted with cold sores can identify a trigger which initiates the lesion. Stress, sun exposure, or just a system that is run down from a cold, sickness, or fatigue. Affected people know the signs of the imminent cold sore. Your lips tingle or sting, … Continue reading


Cold Sores / Fever Blisters

Cold sores, or fever blisters, are caused by a virus (Herpes Simplex Virus I) which those affected will have for life. Usually dormant, this virus can raise its ugly head at any time. Most often, those afflicted with cold sores can identify a trigger which initiates the lesion. Stress, sun exposure, or just a system that is run down from a cold, sickness, or fatigue. COLD SORE TRIGGERS: SICKNESS STRESS SUN EXPOSURE Affected people know the signs of the imminent … Continue reading


The Negatives of Antibacterial Soap Dial & Colgate Total Toothpaste

As a dentist, I am often asked “What is the best toothpaste?”. In the past, I would explain benefits, abrasive contents and help match individuals to the most proper dentifrice. In conclusion, I would usually state that the ADA’s seal of approval was a very good indication of quality. I would today make one very significant exception. I do not recommend Colgate Total toothpaste. The ADA is an excellent organization, but it dropped the ball when it placed its seal … Continue reading