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Category: Dental Hygiene

How Probiotics Can Help Your Oral Health

Probiotics are often taken to help with digestive health. But can this “good bacteria” keep your mouth healthy and decay-free? Probiotics have become the latest buzzword in nutritional supplements. Used primarily to boost digestive health, probiotics are so-called “good” bacteria that balance out the bad bacteria in our bodies. Because our bodies produce both naturally

Can I Blame Genetics for Bad Oral Health?

Your genes shape you in so many ways — from eye color to height. They also impact your mouth, but does that mean you can blame bad dental health on genetics? Your genes shape so much of what makes you you, from the color of your eyes to your height. Could genetics also be responsible

Can My Dentist Treat My Sleep Apnea?

Waking up tired and irritable? It could be due to sleep apnea — and your dentist can help. Restorative sleep is essential for your well-being. Without it, you’ll wake up groggy and irritable. Yet for people with sleep apnea, enjoying forty winks every night is nearly impossible. The American Sleep Apnea Association estimates the disorder

Good Oral Health Can Help Keep COVID-19 Away

Everyone wants to avoid catching COVID-19. Maintaining good oral hygiene is an excellent place to start. Did you know that there’s a connection between COVID-19 and your oral health? Poor oral health has been linked to a host of chronic illnesses, such as heart disease and diabetes. It shouldn’t be surprising then that the condition
How Does Gluten Impact My Teeth?

How Does Gluten Impact My Teeth?

Gluten intolerance and celiac disease affect your digestive tract and your mouth as well. Let’s talk about the relationship! Gluten-free foods dominate the grocery store aisles. But what exactly is gluten? And how does it affect teeth? Gluten is a protein found in grains. Cereals, bread, pasta, and beer all contain gluten. When you consume

Are Your Irritated Gums Self-Induced?

Everything from tobacco usage to sports-related injuries can irritate your gums. However, sometimes gum irritation is self-induced. While your teeth are the hardest substance in your body, your gums are one of your body’s softer tissues. Delicate and moist, gum tissues can be irritated by several things, from sports-related injuries to accidental falls. However, there’s

10 Home Remedies for Dry Mouth

Dry mouth is rarely serious, but it can be uncomfortable and lead to other oral health issues. Luckily, there are several DIY remedies for it. Saliva washes away food particles and neutralizes your mouth’s pH levels to protect your teeth from acids. However, if your mouth doesn’t have enough saliva, or if the glands responsible

Dry Mouth Toothpaste: Does It Actually Work?

If you have dry mouth, you may be wondering if dry mouth toothpaste actually works. The short answer is yes — as long as you pick the right one. Not only is dry mouth uncomfortable, but it can also lead to bad breath, cavities, and tooth decay. Luckily, there are a few things you can do

What Does It Mean to Have Soft Teeth?

Have you ever heard someone say that they have ‘soft teeth’ and wondered what they meant? 96 percent of your teeth’s enamel is composed of minerals, making this outer, protective layer of your teeth your body’s hardest substance, and people with dental decay often blame their genetics and ‘soft teeth.’ However, most individuals have ‘soft’
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Should You Try CocoFloss?

If you’re struggling to establish a flossing routine, Cocofloss — a strong, flexible, coconut dental floss — can help. Given that over 700 different species of bacteria live in your mouth and your toothbrush can only reach 65 percent of your teeth’s surfaces, flossing should be a crucial part of your daily dental hygiene routine.