Desensitising toothpaste could help asthma sufferers.
Individuals who suffer from asthma have been advised that using toothpaste designed to tackle sensitive teeth problems could help with their condition.
According to the Chicago Tribune, the active ingredient in many of these toothpastes is potassium nitrate – also known as saltpetre – and this was used for many years in the treatment of arthritis and asthma, hence its ability to help sufferers.
Meanwhile, Ridzwan Rahim recently wrote in a post for New Straits Times that the introduction of fluoride into the drinking water of western countries in the last century was one of the greatest man-made medical advances of all time.
He argued that the introduction of fluoride into the water of countries across the globe has had the single greatest impact on oral health.
Mr Rahim stated: “Ever since the introduction of fluoride into tap water in 1945, cases of tooth decay around the world has decreased so dramatically that, frankly, we have now few reasons to visit the dentist.”