Brushing and Flossing

What’s the Deal With Alternative Toothpastes?

Wacky dental trends are nowhere near a new thing. In fact, if you were born a few hundred years earlier, you’d brush your teeth with rough linen and wash your mouth out by chewing fennel. While in some cases the cultural phenomenon of going natural can make sense, toothpaste might not be one of them. ...
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3 Weird Bacteria Facts

Bacteria are strange little things, and there are a lot of them — especially in your mouth. In fact, at any given moment, we can have between 100 million to 1 billion of them on the surface of each tooth. Although the thought is a little unsettling, they’re really only trying to do their thing, ...
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Beating Gum Disease

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is one of the most dangerous oral health risks. Often off the radar compared to cavities, missing teeth, or even whitening, one of the most ignored conditions is also the most serious. Gum disease is an inflammatory condition that affects the tissue surrounding teeth. It starts as [link ...
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Four Ways to Teach Your Kids Oral Hygiene

Oral hygiene is important not only to our mouths but our bodies, as well. Complications like advanced gum disease can significantly increase our risk of heart disease, stroke, and even cancer, which is why establishing and maintaining good oral hygiene is so important. Unfortunately, when it comes to children, logic isn’t the best persuader. Between ...
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Bacteria, the Oral Health Edition

Only within the last decade have scientist begun to pay more attention to the bacteria present in our bodies. Known as the “microbiome,” the human body has communities of bacteria that outnumber human cells 10 to 1. Despite being so small, if all our bacteria was collected and placed into a bucket, it would weigh ...
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