Category Archives: Oral Hygiene

Choosing The Best Dental Floss

Choosing the Best Dental Floss For You Although the array of flosses and flossing products can seem daunting, choosing dental floss does not have to be difficult. You may be new to flossing or you may want to recommit to … Continue reading

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3 Surprising Ways to Keep Your Teeth Healthy

In addition to brushing and flossing, a healthful diet (with natural or added fluoride) protects teeth from decay and keeps the gums healthy. Read on to discover how to keep your smile safe and strong. Tooth decay (cavities and dental … Continue reading

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Tooth Anatomy

What Are the Different Parts of a Tooth? Crown— the top part of the tooth, and the only part you can normally see. The shape of the crown determines the tooth’s function. For example, front teeth are sharp and chisel-shaped … Continue reading

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How to Floss

What is the Right Way to Floss? Proper flossing removes  plaque  and food particles in places where a toothbrush cannot easily reach — under the gumline and between your teeth. Because plaque build-up can lead to tooth decay and gum … Continue reading

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How to Brush

What Is the Right Way to Brush? Proper brushing takes at least two minutes — that’s right, 120 seconds! Most adults do not come close to brushing that long. To get a feel for the time involved, try using a … Continue reading

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History of Toothbrushes and Toothpastes

History of Toothbrushes Toothbrushing tools date back to 3500-3000 BC when the Babylonians and the Egyptians made a brush by fraying the end of a twig. Tombs of the ancient Egyptians have been found containing toothsticks alongside their owners. Around … Continue reading

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Toothbrush Care and Replacement

How can I take care of my toothbrush? To keep your toothbrush and yourself healthy, make sure you let it dry out between uses. Toothbrushes can be breeding grounds for germs, fungus and bacteria, which after a while can build … Continue reading

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Toothpastes, Toothbrushes and More

Toothpastes So many toothpastes are on the market today, choosing one can be confusing. When buying toothpaste for your child, look for one that contains fluoride and tastes good. Some toothpastes also are approved by the American Dental Association (ADA). … Continue reading

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Choosing the Right Toothbrush

What Type of Toothbrush Should I Use? With so many shapes, sizes and styles of toothbrushes on the market, deciding which kind to buy can be confusing. Here’s what you should look for: Most dental professionals agree that a soft-bristled … Continue reading

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Saliva and Chewing Gum — The Benefits to Oral Health

As many of us know, saliva helps to keep the mouth moist. Saliva flow increases when we eat, allowing us to chew and swallow our food. It also has a protective effect by neutralizing acid when we eat a carbohydrate … Continue reading

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