People often ask dental professionals whether an electric or manual toothbrush style is best. Although dental professionals may have different recommendations, ultimately both electric and manual toothbrushes are effective tools in removing food particles and plaque, a sticky film that adheres to teeth and attracts bacteria. View full article »
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Children with healthy teeth and gums have more than a glowing grin. Good oral health also contributes to their overall health, and may enhance their performance in school. Unfortunately, many children have problems with tooth decay. If problems are left untreated, they may experience unnecessary pain and infection, which can lead to problems eating, speaking, playing and learning.
Tooth decay affects more than 25 percent of American children 2 to 5 years old, and half of children 12 to 15 years old – that’s more than any other chronic infectious disease, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. View full article »