Thursday, October 2, 2008
Nicotine gum whitens teeth better than regular teeth whitening gum
Reuters reported on September 12, 2008 on a study which appeared in the August 11, 2008 issue of the on line journal BMC Oral Health which found that Nicotine gum does a better job of whitening teeth than regular teeth whitening gum. Here is a snippet from the article:
Nicotine gum may not only help some smokers quit, but may give them a whiter smile as well, a study suggests.
In experiments with cow tooth enamel, researchers found that two nicotine gum products were better at removing stains than a regular "whitening" chewing gum. All of the gums bested the whitening ability of ordinary human saliva, however.
The findings, reported in the online journal BMC Oral Health, may give smokers a bit more incentive to try to kick the habit, according to the researchers.
"This visible improvement in tooth whitening appearance could strengthen the smokers' motivation to quit smoking," write the investigators, led by Michael Moore of Indiana University -- Purdue University Fort Wayne.
To read the whole Reuters article click here.
Posted by David G. Markham at 9:00 AM