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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 »

dentistIt’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.

Researchers at Rey Juan Carolos University, Madrid, Spain, studied 183 children between ages 7 and 12, along with their parents. According to consumer.healthday.com, the study results confirmed that children’s feelings about the dentist often mimic those of their parents. 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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A New Way to Remove Plaque?

toothbrushesEmmi-dent is the latest oral health tool that removes plaque from your teeth without traditional brushing. Simply hold the bristles on your teeth and Emmi-dent does the work!

Here’s how it works. The Emmi-dent looks like a regular electronic toothbrush with a head full of bristles. But underneath the bristles is a microchip that transmits ultrasonic impulses to your teeth. When using special Emmi-dent nonabrasive toothpaste on the bristles, millions of tiny nanobubbles form and collapse on tooth surfaces, attacking and killing the bacterium that leads to plaque formation in the first place. View full article »

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