Posts Tagged: brush and floss daily



September 11th, 2017
4 Easiest Ways to Care for Your Gums

When we think about a healthy mouth, most of us picture pearly teeth – but in fact the health of your gums is just as important! Your gums are so important that there is an entire month (September) devoted to their care. This National Gum Care Month, take a minute to refresh on the four… Read more »

August 10th, 2017
Are all toothpastes the same?

From ancient Egypt to early Greece, humans have long used pastes and scrubs to clean teeth, freshen breath and support a healthy mouth. While we’ve evolved beyond the toothpaste ingredients of crushed bones or burnt eggshells that our ancestors used (phew), we still rely on toothpaste for the same reasons. With all the options out… Read more »

August 1st, 2017
3 Reasons Why Gardening is the Perfect Metaphor for Dental Hygiene

by Leah Kinney, RDH, MS   I love gardening. There’s just something about digging in the dirt and planting a tiny seed that grows and bears food that is magical to me. Gardening also requires daily maintenance and care, which is why it’s the perfect metaphor for dental hygiene and oral health. You have to… Read more »

June 27th, 2017
Wondering which braces are right for you? Here’s the most common types.

At any one time, millions of Americans are using dental braces. Not that long ago, patients didn’t have any options when it came to their orthodontic treatment. But today, people undergoing orthodontic treatment often have a multitude of choices when it comes to straightening their teeth or correcting their bite. Metal braces: These are the… Read more »

June 12th, 2017
Buying toothbrush for baby

  Health professionals agree: when your baby’s first tooth begins to pop through, it’s time to start brushing teeth. But how do you know what toothbrushes are right? Many dentists recommend starting out with damp gauze or muslin wrapped around your finger to help clean baby’s mouth when that first tooth cuts through. Starting this… Read more »

May 16th, 2017
A Guide to Toothbrushes

By Leah Kinney, RDH, MS So you’ve made your way into the oral care aisle at your favorite store when you’re bombarded with what seems like millions of choices in toothbrushes. Which is the right brush for you? How about for your kids? Some ideas to keep in mind when selecting your next brush: Manual… Read more »