CLEVELAND, OH -- (Marketwire) -- 03/12/13 -- Kevin E. Hardy DDS is a dental professional who recommends the use of natural oral care products to many of his patients. While the natural ingredients of these products have been found effective in many different studies, according to an article posted by DentistryIQ, the question of whether or not natural products are as successful in maintaining oral health as traditional commercial products remains for many consumers. Here, Dr. Hardy encourages individuals to learn about the benefits of natural items by spotlighting some of the most important ways in which their ingredients can protect oral health.
According to the article, there is a long list of reasons to switch from traditional to natural products. The use of essential oils is one of the most compelling. The article cites that Frankincense, which is an essential oil, was shown to eliminate bladder cancer cells without harming healthy, normal cells in a study performed by the University of Oklahoma. As such, essential oils are considered a valuable resource as they do not result in the harsh side effects that chemicals may cause but still target the unhealthy tissue that needs to be removed to achieve a higher degree of oral health.
Dr. Jean Valnet explains: "Essential oils are especially valuable as antiseptics because their aggression toward microbial germs is matched by their total harmlessness toward tissue."
"One of the scientific breakthroughs in dentistry came in the realization that fluoride is a very effective anti-cavity device," asserts Kevin E. Hardy DDS. "However, much of the advancement in the use of the daily dentifrice has stopped there. Plaque removal still remains the superior means of cavity prevention. Toothpaste, fluoridated or not, often is a means of allowing for the morning or evening brushing of teeth to be a little more pleasant of an experience, leaving an individual with a fresh aftertaste. What has recently begun to gain momentum is the incorporation of anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial essential oils into the composition of the toothpaste. This provides an additional benefit of combating gingivitis, the inflammation of gum tissue, on a multiple times a day basis and allows one to care for and protect the oral tissue without any additional effort or dental hygiene products, such as a waterpik."
A general dentist who offers pediatric care to patients, Kevin E. Hardy DDS is a professional who also encourages natural dentistry practices. Kevin E. Hardy DDS holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame and a doctor of dental surgery degree from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry. While simultaneously completing his dental classes, Dr. Hardy also completed the curriculum for a master's degree in business administration, which was awarded to him by Virginia Commonwealth University. Kevin E. Hardy DDS is committed to helping his patients to develop the positive dental hygiene habits that will allow them to achieve an optimal level of health.