Archives by Tag 'toothpaste'

Tooth Friendly Easter Baskets

Dental Health Tips, Fun Dental Facts, Pediatric Dentistry

03/24/2010
According to the National Confectioners Association, Americans spend more than $1.5 billion on Easter candy each year, second only to the $1.77 billion spent on Halloween. This means that on average each American will eat the equivalent of 25 pounds of candy, plus an additional 2 pounds of gum each more...

How much toothpaste should your child be using?

Fun Dental Facts, Pediatric Dentistry

02/04/2010
Encouraging your young child to brush daily will help to develop good oral hygiene practices early in life. But did you know that parents should monitor the amount of fluoride toothpaste for children under the age of 6. Higher-than-recommended levels of fluoride have been associated with an increased risk of more...

The History behind Your Tube of Toothpaste

Fun Dental Facts, Oral Hygiene

02/04/2010
While brushing your teeth, have you ever looked down at the collapsible tube and wondered about its history? Many people are surprised to learn that it has been around a lot longer than they think. Dr. Washington Sheffield, a dentist practicing in New London, CT, is widely credited with introducing 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...

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...