Archives by Tag 'Oral Hygiene'

To All You Millennials Out There: Pick Up That Toothbrush!

Dental Health Tips, Oral Hygiene

03/06/2018
Millennials—loosely defined as the group of people who are reaching adulthood in the early 21st Century—have a lot going for them. Soon to surpass baby boomers as the largest living adult generation, they're poised to have an immense effect on our economy…and a big hand in shaping our future. But more...

Neem – Oral Healthcare in Developing Countries

Fun Dental Facts, Oral Hygiene

08/20/2010
Did you know that neem is one of the products used in oral healthcare in developing countries? For example, India has been using the neem tree and its products to create toothbrushes for centuries. A person chews one end of the neem twig until it somewhat resembles the bristles of more...

Treating Ongoing Periodontal (Gum) Problems

periodontal (gum) disease

02/05/2010
For some people, periodontal disease can be a difficult problem to deal with. One reason is because periodontal disease is actually a group of diseases and some forms are just more aggressive and difficult to control than others—even when you are doing all the right things including correct daily oral more...

A Strategy and Action Plan for Oral Health When You Have Financial Limitations

dental insurance

02/05/2010
In these tough economic times it is becoming more commonplace to find many people without any dental insurance. If this describes you or someone you know, here are some pointers to help out. A first step is to empower yourself by practicing prevention by consuming a proper diet to avoid more...

Understanding the Benefits of Root Planing

Oral Hygiene

02/05/2010
While nearly everyone experiences the first stage of periodontal disease or gingivitis, about 10% of the population goes on to develop destructive periodontal (gum) disease. However, with the proper treatment as soon as possible, you can return to good oral health. One conservative treatment plan your dentist may suggest is more...

The Art & Science of Periodontal Surgery

periodontal (gum) disease

02/05/2010
The goal of periodontal surgery is to restore and regenerate normal form and function to the supporting structures of the teeth when they have been lost and/or damaged by periodontal (gum) disease. This includes your gum tissue, periodontal ligament, and bone. While the only monitor for periodontal (gum) disease is more...

The Benefits of Teeth Polishing

Oral Hygiene

02/05/2010
In addition to helping you maintain good oral healthcare, a simple cleaning makes your mouth feel really fresh. And one of the reasons for this feeling is from the professional polishing of your teeth to remove (bacterial) plaque, tartar (calcium deposits), and stain from the tooth surface above the gum more...

Is Your Toothbrush Still Up to the Job?

Oral Hygiene

02/04/2010
While your teeth are supposed to last you a lifetime, your toothbrush isn't. Even if properly cared for, the average lifespan for a toothbrush is only 3 to 4 months. Proper toothbrushing—holding your brush with a gentle grip and brushing between the gums and teeth at the gum line to more...

WARNING: Bleeding Gums Mean Gum Disease

periodontal (gum) disease

02/04/2010
If your gums bleed when flossing or brushing your teeth, you most likely have an accumulation of plaque where your teeth meet your gums—an early stage of periodontal (gum) disease. However, to obtain an accurate diagnosis and treatment, you need to schedule an appointment with a dental professional. During your more...

Do Mouthrinses Really Work?

Oral Hygiene

02/04/2010
Have you ever wondered as you stroll the aisles of the grocery or drug store and see the many brands, flavors, and boastful claims of mouthrinses, “Do any of these really work?” As a compliment to daily brushing and flossing some of them can have a positive impact on your more...