Archives by Tag 'Oral Hygiene'

What You Should Know about Your Blood Pressure Medication

Medication

02/04/2010
Some blood pressure medications from a family of drugs called Calcium Channel Blockers (CCBs) are used to control blood pressure and some heart conditions; however, they can also cause gingival hyperplasia (gum overgrowth). And your risks for gum overgrowth increases even more when you have poor oral hygiene. The good more...

Understanding the Importance of Nutrition When It Comes to Oral Health

Nutrition

02/04/2010
No one can argue about the important role a well-balanced diet plays with regard to your general health. It is essential for growth as well as health maintenance and no less important are the effects of diet on oral health. Not only do nutritional requirements change through life affecting the more...

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...

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...

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...