Archive for June, 2016

Choosing the Right Toothpaste

  Good dental hygiene starts with your toothpaste. Make sure your brand has the American Dental Association (ADA) seal of approval, and that it contains fluoride. For tooth-decay prevention, fluoride is just as important as brushing. After that, you have several options. Toothpastes that “whiten” can remove surface stains, and help you maintain the natural […]

Using Toothpicks

  Flossing is a necessary part of taking care of your mouth, teeth and gums. Flossing should be done on a daily basis, usually right before going to bed. During the day, after eating a meal when you have a chunk of food stuck in your tooth, using a toothpick is a handy way to […]

Chewing Gum

Chewing gum in various forms has been around since ancient times. The Greeks, the ancient Mayans, and even Native Americans chewed sap from various trees.We tend to think of chewing gum as candy, but gum that gets the American Dental Association Seal can actually protect the teeth.Chewing gum increases the flow of saliva in your […]

Acid Relfux

If you suffer from acid reflux, you may experience reflux-induced erosion. This is a type of tooth erosion that occurs due to the acid coming up from your stomach and attacking your teeth. This is similar to acid erosion caused by sucking on limes or lemons on a regular basis.In order to remove the acid […]

Bottled Water

Tooth decay among children is increasing, and bottled water may be the problem. It’s not the water that’s causing it — it’s the lack of fluoride. Drinking water with fluoride helps prevent tooth decay. However, if your family drinks bottled water, you may be missing out on those benefits. That’s because many bottled waters do […]