Tag Archives: oral hygiene

Poll Finds Teens Could Brush Up on Flossing

By Jenifer Dorsey A recent Gallup Youth Survey asked teens about their oral hygiene habits, and the findings were mixed. The majority of teens said they brushed at least twice a day and saw a dentist annually, while very few … Continue reading

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American Diabetes Month – Oral Health is Part of Diabetes Care

By Jenifer Dorsey When it comes to diabetes management, eating right, exercising and controlling your insulin are all important. So is maintaining good oral health. More than 25 million Americans live with diabetes, and an additional 79 million are at … Continue reading

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5 Halloween Tricks for Healthy Teeth

By Jenifer Dorsey With Halloween just a couple of weeks away, candy is everywhere. For weeks now, supermarket shelves have been taunting shoppers with bags of individually wrapped candy bars. Candy corn has infiltrated the office. It’s that time of year … Continue reading

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Should I Brush My Teeth Before or After Breakfast?

By Paul Tiller My assumption has always been that as long as you brush your teeth sometime each morning, you are doing a-ok. I usually undertake my a.m. brushing session soon after breakfast, although I have never thought much as … Continue reading

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Poor Oral Health Linked to Increased Oral HPV Risk

By Jenifer Dorsey Good oral health is a part of overall health. We say it here again and again. The inflammation and bacteria associated with gum disease have been linked to systemic and cardiovascular diseases. If you need yet another … Continue reading

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Tooth Decay on the Rise as Millions of Children Lack Dental Coverage

By Paul Tiller Tooth decay is the number one chronic disease among children.[1] This is true despite the fact that tooth decay is preventable. Although this issue is always relevant, it is especially prescient now; after many years of declining … Continue reading

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What Causes Toothaches?

By Jenifer Dorsey True or False? A toothache means you have a cavity. Answer: It depends. You may have a cavity and feel no pain in or around your teeth. You may have oral pain caused by something other than … Continue reading

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Simple Steps to Take Care of Sensitive Teeth

By Paul Tiller Picture this: You have just purchased two enormous scoops of chocolate ice cream. You have been craving this tasty treat for the entire day, so instead of starting off with a lick, you dive right in, taking … Continue reading

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Try it Now: Minty Homemade Coconut Oil Toothpaste Recipe

By Jenifer Dorsey Making homemade toothpaste has intrigued me for a while now. A few years ago, I switched to Tom’s of Maine natural toothpaste and now use Melaluca Tooth Polish. But why not try something with an even simpler … Continue reading

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Do You Know How Fluoride Works?

By Paul Tiller It is no accident that illustrious, Hollywood-worthy smiles are seen with much greater regularity these days. The precipitous decline of tooth decay in developed countries is largely attributable to the widespread use of fluoride, a substance now … Continue reading

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