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Prevent Dental Plaque With Brushing and a Healthy Diet



Dental plaque is a sticky, gritty film that adheres to your teeth. It’s important to keep plaque under control to avoid developing inflamed, bleeding gums and tooth decay. Dental professionals recommend several ways to control plaque:

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manual or electric toothbrushShould you use a manual or electric-powered toothbrush? Is one better than the other?

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 »

child smilingBabies often start developing their first teeth by 6 months old, and by age 2 1/2 many have a full set of 20 primary teeth. Because the root system from the primary teeth establishes the foundation for permanent teeth, primary teeth are critical to good oral health throughout life. Kids with damaged teeth from cavities at a young age may experience a lifetime of tooth and gum problems.

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Dental Health Linked to Dementia?

dental health and dementiaCould daily toothbrushing help lower the risk for dementia?

A study conducted by University of California researchers found that elderly women who brushed their teeth less than once daily were 65 percent more likely to develop dementia than those who brushed every day. For men, this number was 22 percent. View full article »

Snuff and Tooth Decay

SnuffTrue or False:  Does using snuff, a smokeless tobacco product, lower the risk for tooth decay?

False:  For years, this myth has been circulated widely without any specific evidence supporting the claim.

Worldwide use of traditional tobacco has declined, while the number of individuals using snuff has increased. New research conducted at Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden demonstrated that use of snuff doesn’t lower or raise the risk of tooth decay. View full article »

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