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1503, 2020

Fluoride Explained

March 15th, 2020|Categories: Healthy Teeth|

Fluoride is commonly added to drinking water, toothpastes, and mouthwashes, but it is also found naturally in soil, water, and foods. In many places, fluoride is added to the municipal water supply, because studies have shown that it can reduce the incidence of tooth decay in the children and adults, and this is seen as a public health service. One of the most common health problems in the US affecting children is tooth decay. Since many people in the US, and worldwide cannot pay for insurance and regular dental checks, adding fluoride can provide protection for those who need it. [...]

102, 2020

How Long Should I Brush My Teeth?

February 1st, 2020|Categories: Healthy Teeth|

The short answer is 2 minutes. The longer answer is… as long as it takes to get a clean mouth! Good oral hygiene is essential to maintain dental health and prevent cavities. The goal of good oral hygiene consists of eliminating and controlling bacterial plaque from both dental surfaces and interproximal (in-between) surfaces. Plaque control is essential for dental and periodontal health, and the best way to achieve this is with the correct use of the manual or electric toothbrush, together with dental floss.   The Best Practices of Brushing Your Teeth Include:  Twice daily brushing for at least 2 [...]

102, 2020

Tongue Scraping

February 1st, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

What is Tongue Scraping? Tongue scraping is a technique for cleaning the tongue, using a special tongue cleaning device or a toothbrush. Tongue scraping is thought by some to improve oral hygiene and reduce the risk of bad breath. However, not all people agree it is necessary. Are There Benefits to Tongue Scraping? Generally, people who have added tongue scraping into their dental care routine do so because they believe it will further clean their mouths by removing the odor causing substances on the tongue. While there is some evidence that tongue scraping does improve oral hygiene, research is inconclusive. [...]

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