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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - July 17, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa The (edar Rapids Gazette: Wed July 17. 1974 African Chewing Sticks May Hold Key to Decay-Free Teeffi By Singer ST. -About 'M percent of all Americans e sonic tooth de ei oeeo Jsolaloi) To find out. she and her bot- anist husband. Waller Lewis, along with a team con- sisting of anthropologists and others, are seeking a grant to ga to depth (he chewing sticks. She hopes to find out him they work before more "modern" methods of preventing tooth decay are introduced and ob- scure the natural potency of thi' sticks Soil and Water 'Our survey would be designed to establish the effect of the sticks on dental she said "UV want to see if there is a direct rela- tionship between low decay and the sticks or whether the soil and water in a particular area are also involved (lirect use of the sticks helps the teeth but harms the gums. Mrs Khm- l.ewis said the anti-canogeriic substances could be extracted from the sticks and put to use of dental hygiene. It's like doing fluond research backwards sh said "Instead of a sol stain e and seeing if it works: prevent decay, we wan' to se if whatever is in these rnewinf.; stl( ks that douiv can be extracted for H'.e in !he best possible form." Whatever is workini; in trie stu ks is similar to fluoride, she said, but probably is something more than fluoride She says fluoride is effective, but there is a need for something else "There are vast parts of the world that absolutely rriuse to use she said "This offers a natural alternative r GA7FTTF TELEPHONE NUMBERS 34JO save 15% to 50% Floor samples, one-of-a-kind items and discontinued lines from the Kenwood family of fine furniture makers! Save substantially on fur- niture for your living room, dining room or bedroom. Kenwood house interiors SHOWROOMS ins SECOND ST SF. DOWNTOWN HOURS, WEI-KDAYS 1 Til 5, MONDAYS A, THURSDAYS 'Til 9 FWEF I'AKMNr, NFXf TO MOI.'f FREE DELIVERY SET-UP FREE INTERIOR DESIGNER'S ASSISTANCE EXTENDED TERMS AVAILABLE
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