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Astronauts have problems brushing their teeth in space and spitting in a near-weightless environment is never a good idea. Now a dental consultant with NASA in Houston developed a toothpaste that can be swallowed - NASAdent.

This has been a great breakthrough for the elderly, hospital patients, and others who have trouble brushing their teeth.

To remove coffee, tea, or nicotine stains, try rubbing baking soda, a fresh strawberry or lemon peel over your teeth and rinsing with water.

Animals such as cows, dogs and cats keep their teeth clean by chewing bones and grass. Most importantly, chewing produces saliva, which is Nature's own super-cleanser.
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Jun 19, 2003
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