Posts Tagged ‘ oral hygiene ’
Ready for Summer Camp? Be Sure to Pack a Toothbrush
Summer is the time for many children to experience the fun and freedom of sleepaway camp. Along with greater independence, camp brings increased responsibility for kids to take care of themselves, including taking care of their oral health. Two keys to dental health are a balanced diet and good oral hygiene, but camp life may […]
New Season, New Toothbrush
October brings fall leaves, pumpkins — and National Dental Hygiene Month. As you change your summer clothes for a fall wardrobe, it may also be time to change your toothbrush for a new one. The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends replacing your toothbrush every three to four months. If that sounds like a lot, just […]
Any Time, Any Place: Cam Newton’s Guide to Flossing
When is the best time to floss your teeth: Morning? Bedtime? How about: whenever and wherever the moment feels right? For Cam Newton, award-winning NFL quarterback for the Carolina Panthers, the answer is clearly the latter. During the third quarter of the 2016 season-opener between his team and the Denver Broncos, TV cameras focused on […]
Can an App Help You Brush Your Teeth?
If you’re the kind of person who can’t do without a smart phone, you’ve probably heard the expression “There’s an app for that!” These nifty little programs let you get directions, check the weather, watch stock prices… even optimize your sleep patterns and make high-pitched dog whistles. And shortly, you’ll be able to check how […]
Meet Brady Reiter and You’ll Believe in the Tooth Fairy!
The Tooth Fairy has been easing the process of losing baby teeth for hundreds of years — at least 500 years according to one authority on the subject. Her name is Brady Reiter, and while she looks only age 11 in earth years, she is actually a 500-year-old Tooth Fairy; at least she plays one […]
Do You Really Know How to Brush Your Teeth?
Gum disease (gingivitis) and tooth decay are primarily caused by dental plaque. Dental plaque is a whitish, sticky film that accumulates daily along the gumline and on the surfaces of your teeth. Composed of bacteria, it is controllable through good oral hygiene habits — most importantly, effective brushing. Controlling plaque and preventing gingivitis and tooth […]
Bad Breath – More Than Just Embarrassing!
Most people agree that bad breath is more than embarrassing. It affects personal, social and business relationships. Although Americans spend roughly $3 billion annually on gum, mints and mouth rinses that promise relief, they are nothing more than temporary cover ups. Discovering the underlying cause of the problem is the only way to effectively eliminate […]
How Do You Know If You’re Brushing And Flossing Your Teeth Correctly?
You’ve probably brushed your teeth every day since early childhood when your parents handed you your first toothbrush. But do you really know if you’re doing it effectively and removing disease causing bacterial plaque or biofilm? Let’s take a look at the basics of tooth brushing. What is the goal of brushing and flossing your […]