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Good Health and Bad Medicine:
 Diet - Part 2

 Diet - Part 3

 Diet - Part 4

 Diet - Part 5

 Some Common Food Fallacies

 Teeth - Part 1

 Teeth - Part 2

 Teeth - Part 3

 Obesity - Part 1

 Obesity - Part 2

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Teeth - Part 2

( Originally Published 1940 )

TOOTH POWDERS

BEST BUYS

CD (Cooperative Distributors, NYC).

Craig-Martin (Comfort Mfg. Co., Chicago). Unlike Craig-Martin paste, contains no starch.

ALSO ACCEPTABLE

(In order of cost per ounce)

Listerine (Lambert Pharmacal Co., St. Louis, Mo.). Contains as a soap substitute 2.5% of sodium lauryl sulfoacetate ("Luster-foam").

Squibb (E. R. Squibb & Sons, NYC). Antacid claims objection-able.

Den tray (Dentray Co., NYC).

Pebeco (Pebeco, Inc., for Lehn & Fink, Bloomfield, N. J.). Unlike (Regular) Pebeco toothpaste, does not contain the poisonous potassium chlorate. Soapy after-taste, unpleasant to some persons.

Colgate (Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Co., Jersey City, N. J.). Soapy after-taste, unpleasant to some persons.

Dr. Lyon's (R. L. Watkins Co., NYC). Use of "Dr." in name considered objectionable by A.D.A.

Pepsodent (Pepsodent Co., Chicago). Contains as soap substitute 1.25% of sodium alkyl sulfate-("Irium").

Forhan's (Forhan Co., New Brunswick, N. J.).

Drucker's Revelation (August E. Drucker Co., San Francisco). Soapy after-taste, unpleasant to some persons.

Pycopé (Pycopé, Inc., Jersey City, N. J.). Strong, salty flavor, unpleasant to some persons. Expensive.

NOT ACCEPTABLE

Albodon for the Teeth (William R. Warner & Co., NYC). Claimed to contain sodium perborate.

Stearns Astring-O-Sol Perborated (Frederick Stearns & Co., Detroit). Contained sodium perborate.

Caroid (American Ferment Co., Buffalo). Reported to contain protein-splitting enzymes, whose introduction into the mouth has not been proven to be either useful or entirely safe.

Calox (McKesson & Robbins, NYC). Contained perborate or a similar oxygen-evolving compound.

Pyrozide (The National Dental Co., Newark, N. J.). Contained medicaments, of no value, and possibly harmful. Name objectionable—gives false implication of value as pyorrhea remedy.

Rexall Milk of Magnesia (United Drug Co., Boston; distrib.,

Rexall Drugstores). Contained sodium perborate.

Sodibor (Sodibor Laboratories, White Plains, N. Y.). Was found by A.D.A. to consist of sodium perborate with a small amount of phenol and phenolphthalein.

Vince (Vince Laboratories, Inc., NYC). Sodium perborate, colored and flavored. Expensive.

Zincora (Park Laboratories, NYC). Contained sodium perborate. Teeth-whitening claims objectionable.

TOOTHPASTES

BEST BUYS

Milk-i-dent (Trade Laboratories, Inc., Newark, N. J.; sold by Woolworth's).

CD (Cooperative Distributors, NYC).

ALSO ACCEPTABLE

(In order of cost per ounce, but note comments)

Craig-Martin (Comfort Mfg. Co., Chicago). Contained starch, which may be objectionable.

Colgate Ribbon Dental Cream (Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Co., Jer-

sey City, N. J.). Contained starch, which may be objectionable.

Contrary to claims, is of no value in most cases of bad breath. Dr. West's (Weco Products Co., Chicago). Contained starch,

which may be objectionable.

Pepsodent (Pepsodent Co., Chicago). Contains as soap substitute o.31% of sodium alkyl sulfate ("Irium").

Squibb Dental Cream (E. R. Squibb & Sons, NYC). Antacid claims objectionable.

Iodent No. 1 "For Teeth Easy to Bryten" (Iodent Chemical Co., Detroit).

Bost (Bost Tooth Paste Corp., Indianapolis). Contained starch, which may be objectionable.

Worcester Salt (Worcester Salt Co., NYC.). Contains large amount of salt, of no proven value in a dentifrice. Strong, salty flavor unpleasant to some persons.

NOT ACCEPTABLE

Ipana (Bristol-Myers Co., NYC). Stability to heat unsatisfactory. Has been reported to contain betanaphthol, a drug which has no place in toothpaste. Gum claims objectionable.

Forhan's (Forhan Co., New Brunswick, N. J.). Excessively abrasive. Gum claims objectionable.

Iodent No. 2 "For Teeth Hard to Bryten" (Iodent Chemical Co., Detroit). Excessively abrasive, due, no doubt, to use of ground chalk, which Iodent No. 1 does not contain.

Kolynos Dental Cream (Kolynos Co., New Haven, Conn.). Expensive. Excessively abrasive. Antiseptic claims objectionable.

Listerine (Lambert Pharmacal Co., St. Louis, Mo.). Excessively abrasive. Contains as soap substitute 1.25% of sodium lauryl sulfoacetate ("Lusterfoam").

Phillips' Milk of Magnesia (Chas. H. Phillips Chemical Co., NYC). Excessively abrasive.

Pebeco Regular (Pebeco, Inc., for Lehn & Fink, Bloomfield, N. J.). Contained potassium chlorate, a poisonous substance, harmful not only in single large doses, but also in repeated small doses.

New Pebeco (Pebeco, Inc.). Excessively alkaline.

Pep-R-Mint Milk of Magnesia (Redd Chemical Co., Newark, N. J.). Tube metal contained lead.

Rexall Milk of Magnesia (United Drug Co., Boston; distrib., Rexall Drugstores). Excessively abrasive.

Hexylresorcinol S. T. 37 (Sharp Sc Dohme, Philadelphia). Contains hexylresorcinol, an antiseptic of no value in a toothpaste, but which has made the toothpaste responsible for cases of acute inflammation of the lips and gums.

Wrigley's Spearmint (Wrigley Pharmaceutical Co., Atlantic City, N. J.). Excessively abrasive.

LIQUID DENTIFRICES

ACCEPTABLE

Pepsodent Liquid Dentifrice for Teeth (Pepsodent Co., Chicago). Contains as active ingredient the soap substitute sodium alkyl sulfate ("Irium").

Teel Dentifrice for Teeth (Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati, Ohio).

Contains as active ingredient 2% of sodium alkyl sulfate. Cue "The Colloidal Dental Liquid" (Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Co., Jersey City, N. J.).

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