Category: teeth

Perfect Brushing

For inside surfaces of front teeth: Hold your brush vertically and use up-and-down strokes For all other teeth surfaces: Place your brush at a 45-degree angle to the gums. Brush back and forth in short, gentle strokes. Note: A...

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Help Your Teeth Last Longer

Keep them clean Choose the right brush Get in between Know when to see a pro Be X-ray savvy Recognize a dental emergency. Source: Consumer Reports on Health October 2018 IF YOU LIKE THESE POSTS, PLEASE CONSIDER CLICKING THE...

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Gum Disease-Cancer Link

Another good reason to take good care of your teeth and gums: Gum disease is linked to a higher risk of cancer, according to a recent study of nearly 7,500 older adults. In a study, those with severe gum disease were found to...

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Protect Your Smile

Just 1 in 6 Americans 65 and older has dental insurance, and fewer than half of all older adults went to the dentist in the past 12 months, a recent study from John Hopkins and the New York Academy of Medicine found. Of those...

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DIY Help for Yellow Teeth

Drug-store tooth-whitening treatments can safely lighten or erase some tooth stains that are caused by smoking and foods and drinks such as coffee, tea, cola, and red wine, says consumer healthcare advocate Jay W. Friedman,...

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Teeth: Drink Water

Even sugar-free drinks–including sports drinks and soft drinks such as diet soda or flavored mineral water–can damage tooth enamel, found a recent Australian study that tested 23 kinds. It’s acidity, not just...

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Fixing Crooked Teeth

Braces–but not necessarily the metal type.  As long as you don’t have significant bone loss from gum disease and aren’t on an osteoporosis medication, you’re likely to be a good candidate. There a variety...

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Dental X-rays: How Many? How Often?

Typical bitewing x-rays, which show the crowns of upper and lower teeth, don’t expose you to a lot of radiation. But because the dosage is cumulative and people get so many of the x-rays over the course of their lives, the...

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Interdental Brush or Floss

It depends on your dental health and which product you’re most likely to use. That’s especially true if you have gingivitis, in which the gums become inflamed due to bacteria buildup. Using floss or an interdental...

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