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Toothpaste Goes “Natural,” Whatever That Means

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Companies that make natural toothpastes now offer almost as many varieties as the mainstream brands do. (Catherine Jhee/CNS)

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Companies that make natural toothpastes now offer almost as many varieties as the mainstream brands do. (Catherine Jhee/CNS)

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Dentists say that natural and regular toothpastes can be equally effective at cleaning teeth -- even baking soda and water work. (Catherine Jhee/CNS)

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It’s something most of us use twice a day--every day. And as consumers continue to become more conscious of the chemicals in their personal-care products, many are paying closer attention to what they’re using to brush their teeth. Dental professionals weigh in on some of the options.


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