Category Archives: dental hygiene

Choosing a Toothpaste

Today we have so many choices when it comes to toothpaste. Paste, gel or powder; tartar control; whitening; sensitivity control … or all of the above. The following information may make your selection easier. First of all, all toothpastes contain … Continue reading

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Good Dental Care Tips for the Holidays and Beyond

Sugarplums, candy canes, chocolate Santas and Christmas cookies. These are treats kids (and grownups too) look forward to when the holidays arrive. We all know that consuming sugary foods and drinks can be harmful to our teeth. But there are … Continue reading

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What to Do About Morning Breath

About 65 percent of Americans have some degree of “morning breath.” That’s because when we sleep, our saliva flow decreases, which causes odor-producing bacteria to proliferate. Here are some other things that increase the likelihood you will wake up with … Continue reading

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Is Your Child Really Brushing?

By age 6 or 7, most children gain the coordination to brush or floss their teeth on their own. Of course, you want to believe your child when they say they brushed, but you also know that may not always … Continue reading

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Regular Dental Checkups Can Actually Save You Money

If you don’t like dental “surprises,” thinking preventively is the best way to keep from having to spend money unexpectedly on your mouth. The key is to visit the dentist on a regular basis—every six months typically—instead of waiting until … Continue reading

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New Fluoride Toothpaste Guidelines for Children

The American Dental Association’s (ADA) Council on Scientific Affairs (CSA) recently announced new recommendations on when to start using fluoride toothpaste on children’s teeth. To help prevent children’s tooth decay, the CSA recommends that parents use just a smear of … Continue reading

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Even Seniors Are at Risk for Cavities

Just 60 years ago, it was an assumption that as we age we would lose our natural teeth. But today, older adults are keeping their natural teeth longer than ever before. The bad news is that recent studies reveal that … Continue reading

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What’s Living in Your Mouth?

Did you know that over 700 different strains of bacteria have been detected in the human mouth? The good news is that most of us are only host to 34 to 72 different varieties and that most of the bacterial … Continue reading

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Use Toothpicks with Care

Did you know that toothpicks date back to 3,500 B.C. when they were part of the earliest known oral hygiene kit found at the Ningal Temple in Ur? Fast forward to 536 B.C. when the Chinese army mandated the use … Continue reading

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Freshen Up Your Mouth for Valentine’s Day

Whether you are giving your 5-year old, your spouse, or your significant other a Valentine’s Day kiss, good oral hygiene will make it all the sweeter. Keep your mouth healthy and attractive with these simple tips: Brush your teeth at … Continue reading

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