Archive for 'Oral Hygiene' Category

What Exactly Is in Those Brightly Colored Tubes?

Oral Hygiene

02/03/2010
Supermarket and drugstore shelves are stacked with myriads of toothpastes from gels and striped pastes to those that promise to whiten teeth or freshen your breath. But what's really in the typical toothpaste? And is it really that important to dental hygiene? This consultation article gives you an in-depth look more...

Second Only to Your Dentist, Your Hygienist May Be Your Best Ally Against Oral Disease

Oral Hygiene

02/03/2010
While you may think all your dentist's dental hygienist is doing is scraping the plaque and tartar you've missed during your regular brushing and flossing, you need to think again. A good hygienist is doing much more, from evaluating your general health to looking for potentially dangerous disease conditions! The more...

The True Value of a Dental Cleaning

Oral Hygiene

02/03/2010
Maintaining good oral healthcare involves several factors: daily cleaning with your toothbrush, using a fluoride toothpaste, flossing, and of course routine dental exams and cleanings. Your partners in this effort are your dentist and dental hygienist—the people who typically perform your cleaning. Dental hygienists collaborate with dentists to provide optimal more...

The Benefits of Using Toothpaste

Oral Hygiene

02/03/2010
Using toothpaste—and more specifically a fluoride toothpaste—when brushing is considered a first and primary step to good oral hygiene. And the reasons for doing so are clear and quite basic; removing dental bacterial plaque is significantly easier due to the antibacterial ingredients and abrasives contained in most toothpastes. Your teeth more...

Brushing & Flossing—Are You Sure What You’re Doing Is Correct?

Oral Hygiene

01/30/2010
After brushing and flossing your teeth, have you ever wondered if what you are doing is correct—or more importantly, really cleaning your teeth and gum tissues? Everyone from time to time feels this way! Most of the self-checks for evaluating your oral hygiene habits are easy to do and incorporate more...

The Proper Way to Brush and Floss

Oral Hygiene

01/30/2010
If you asked most adults if they feel that their method for brushing and flossing is correct, most would reply, “yes.” However, many are surprised when they discover that what they've been doing for years may in fact be undermining good oral health. By holding your toothbrush in the wrong more...

Promoting Dental Health through Good Oral Hygiene Habits

Oral Hygiene

01/30/2010
When it comes to oral hygiene, it is surprising to learn just how many beliefs turn out to be no more than time honored myths. For example, there is no specific research available to tell an individual how many times a day it is necessary to brush and floss to more...