Posts Tagged: Floss



October 16th, 2017
DIY Halloween Costumes Sure to Make You Smile

  If you’ve seen one vampire or princess costume, you’ve seen ‘em all. This year, help your child (or yourself) stand out from the crowd with a DIY oral health-themed costume. Tooth. Draw two large tooth shapes on poster board or white cardboard, then glue shoulder straps to the tops of each tooth to make a… Read more »

June 16th, 2017
For Father’s Day, Advice to Help Men Keep Their Smiles Healthy

Many of us have men in our lives who are important to us – fathers, sons, brothers, uncles, friends – which is why we should remind them how essential it is to take good care of their grins. Certain lifestyle choices and habits may put men at a disadvantage when it comes to oral health…. Read more »

May 4th, 2017
Spring Cleaning for Your Bathroom

Feeling the urge to scour your baseboards with Q-tips® and purge your fridge of leftovers? It must be spring. When your spring-cleaning fever hits the bathroom, be sure to pay attention to more than just soap scum. By adding a few oral health items to your checklist, your smile will stay as fresh and clean… Read more »

February 7th, 2017
February is Gum Disease Awareness Month!
January 26th, 2017
The history of dental floss

We all know dental floss, that ever-important tool to cleaning mouths of bacteria, plaque and other build-up. But did you ever wonder how it came to be? In 1815, a New Orleans dentist advised his patients to use a silk thread to clean between their teeth – giving us our first version of dental floss…. Read more »

August 3rd, 2016
Don’t Toss the Floss!

News reports have recently questioned the importance of flossing, but daily flossing is the single most important factor in preventing gum (periodontal) disease.  Daily flossing removes plaque and bacteria that brushing leaves behind.  Since 40% of a tooth’s surface meets up with another tooth, neglecting to clean these surfaces promotes tooth decay, gum disease and… Read more »