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Hello Canada Magazine - excerpt featuring Toronto dentist, Mark Cloth

September 2014. Excerpt from Hello Canada
by Julia Seidl.

From brushing with clay to rinsing with oil, Hollywood's biggest celebrities take extreme measures to protect their pearly whites.

From what you eat to how you brush, the latest forms of oral care are something to smile about.

When Shailene Woodley recently revealed that she cares for her pearly whites with the ancient Indian practice of oil pulling. she wasn't the only Hollywood starlet to sink her teeth into the idea. The process of swishing teeth and gums with coconut oil for 20 minutes is a daily ritual for Gwyneth Paltrow and Alicia Silverstone, too. "It's amazing!" says Shailene. "It really makes your teeth whiter."

Alternative sources of oral care are sweeping dentists' offices with a focus on more than just what's going on with your ivories. "A holistic approach to dental care considers whole body health and safety, not just teeth ," says Dr. Mark Cloth of Dentistry on Sheppard, whose Toronto-based clinic offers holistic dentistry.

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Here, Hello! Canada examines more natural and all-encompassing ways to care for your smile.

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An apple a day may keep the doctor away but it also can keep the dentist at bay.

"Beyond their antioxidants and fibre that keep us healthy, apples and celery require a lot of chewing and this stimulates saliva production," says Nadine Artemis, health expert and author of Holistic Dental Care:The Complete Guide to Healthy Teeth and Gums.

According to Dr. Cloth, the more saliva, the better. "Saliva is a strong protector of teeth and gums, remineralizing teeth while diluting and dispersing plaque." That's why he recommends staying away from alcoholic beverages, which can be dehydrating and can be detrimental to salivary flow...

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