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Category: Dental Hygiene

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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.
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How Smoking Affects Your Dental Health

Smoking tobacco can have damaging effects on your dental health, from stained teeth to oral cancer. Find out how you can protect your smile. Smoking, especially long-term, can negatively impact many different aspects of your dental health. When you smoke, the combination of chemicals you inhale can lead to cosmetic issues like tooth discoloration, as

How to Check for Gingivitis at Home

Nearly half of all adults in the U.S. suffer from periodontal disease. Checking for gingivitis at home can help catch and prevent it from progressing into periodontitis. According to the CDC, nearly half of all adults in the U.S. suffer from periodontal disease. Gingivitis, a mild and common form of gum disease, commonly results from
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Cavity Fillings in Baby Teeth — Are They Really Necessary?

If your child has a cavity in their baby teeth, you may be wondering if it’s worth the time and effort to get a filling. In most cases, the answer is yes. A common misconception parents have is that it’s not worth the time, effort, or money to fill in cavities in baby teeth because

Taking Care of Your Toothbrush the Right Way

Keeping your toothbrush in good condition is essential for good dental hygiene. Here’s how you can make sure your toothbrush gets the job done! Properly caring for your toothbrush is almost a no-brainer. But how exactly do you maintain your toothbrush? We hear of so many different methods — including a few common myths —
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Should You Use an Electric Toothbrush?

Electric toothbrushes offer several benefits when compared to traditional toothbrushes. Is it time for you to make the switch? Electric toothbrush advertisements are quick to promise how they will simplify your life and benefit your oral hygiene. But the higher price of electric toothbrushes raises the question: how well do they actually work?  In fact,

Why Do My Teeth Feel Itchy?

Are your teeth itchy? Anything from tooth damage to fungal pathogens might be responsible. Learn more about the common culprits behind itchy teeth and the home remedies to resolve them. If you’ve recently been bitten by a bug, the area around the bite probably itches. If you have dandruff or head lice, your scalp may
Break These 7 Bad Habits and Improve Your Dental Health

Break These 7 Bad Habits and Improve Your Dental Health

These seven bad habits can promote plaque, injure your teeth, and worsen your dental hygiene. Break them today to improve your dental health. You know there are ways to actively improve your dental health, but ever think about how you could worsen it accidentally? Unfortunately, there are many everyday activities that could seriously damage your
Why Do My Teeth Tingle?

Why Do My Teeth Tingle?

Pain isn’t the only sign that something is wrong with your teeth. A tingling sensation is also a cause for concern. When you have severe tooth pain, you immediately dial up your dentist. But what if you don’t have a toothache, but rather just a tingling sensation in your mouth? Like a toothache, that tingle
What Are Tooth Piercings and Are They Safe?

What Are Tooth Piercings and Are They Safe?

Today, piercings are a popular form of self-expression. But tooth piercings — like all forms of piercings — are accompanied by potential complications and risks. For thousands of years, people have been getting body modifications. Historically, body piercings have been associated with rituals, beauty, and wealth. Today, they are a popular form of self-expression, and