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Chew Sticks - A New Take on Dental Health

01/09/2009 15:28 Chew Sticks - Various Flavors - 1 Lb. (Strawberry) : Grocery &  Gourmet Food

Nowadays you can't turn on the TV or open up a magazine without seeing an ad for the newest way to a "brighter smile". What they only tell you in the fine print is that a lot of these whiteners and dental products are filled with harsh chemicals that can damage the enamel on your teeth and can be very harmful for sensitive teeth or gums. Many people don't think about going natural with their dental health, but there are some pretty convincing reasons to give it a try. Don't throw out your toothpaste, but using a chew stick can greatly increase your health, reduce the risk of cavities and gum disease, give you whiter teeth, fresher breath, and all in a natural way that poses no risk to those with sensitive teeth.

How chew sticks work: Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) found that chew sticks contain natural antibiotics, fluoride, and other anti-cavity ingredients. The World Health Organization has also recently recommended and encouraged the use of chewing sticks as an effective tool for oral hygiene. The use of chew sticks is supposed to significantly reduce the risk of cavities and gum disease. The chewing action strengthens the gums, while cleaning food and plaque from the teeth and freshening the breath at the same time. "There are several documented studies which suggest that the cleaning sticks are at least as effective as normal toothbrushes and paste in maintaining routine oral health," Christine D. Wu, Professor and Associate Dean for Research at the University of Illinois College of Dentistry, told Reuters. When Africans came to the US, they brought the tradition of using chew sticks with them. Many older people are finding themselves in their 80's with healthy gums and cavity free teeth, and they are using nothing but chew sticks to take care of them! Chew sticks have also been effective as a way to quit smoking. The chew sticks we sell at Africa Imports are made from twigs from the licorice bush, if you'd like to see these on our web site Click Here Chew Sticks