You’ve probably heard that toothbrushing and flossing are important to ensure your teeth and gums are healthy. But does the order of the technique matter? Should you always use dental floss first and then brush your teeth? What happens if you don’t have time to brush and floss? Is it OK to floss, but not … Read Full Article
There’s no doubt that organ transplants save lives. The problem is, medications prescribed for patients before and after transplant surgery may cause several oral health issues. Review this list of six things to watch for:
We really are what we eat. Did you know that what you eat can affect the healthiness of your teeth? The American Dental Association reports that people can prevent tooth decay and gum disease by choosing nutritious foods and developing healthy eating habits. Balanced food choices Many people choose with their eyes the foods they … Read Full Article
Benefit surveys show that people with dental insurance value their coverage and tend to use their benefits. They are more likely to schedule a yearly checkup with a dental professional to evaluate the health of their teeth.
It’s important to keep plaque under control to avoid developing inflamed, bleeding gums and tooth decay.
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.
It’s natural to have phobias of certain experiences or situations. While most parents try not to allow their concerns to influence their children, new research indicates that parents who fear going to the dentist often pass their anxieties on to their families.
Babies 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.
While the Emmi-dent may be the latest in oral care technology, there are many others styles of manual and electronic toothbrushes available. The important thing is to choose one that fits your mouth and preferences (ask your dentist for recommendations).
Most women recognize the importance of eating nutritious foods during pregnancy, but new research also reinforces the importance of maintaining good oral health.