Fluoride is found in most water sources and has the power to strengthen your teeth to prevent decay. But why are some people afraid of it? A dentist explains.
Do electric toothbrushes do a better job of cleaning your teeth than manual toothbrushes? Turns out, yes. But if an electric toothbrush isn’t in your cards right now, a manual toothbrush will still do a great job. Here are considerations.
Water flossers can remove plaque and food debris that brushing and flossing miss. Just don’t swap a water flosser for traditional floss — both are best for optimal dental hygiene.
As your baseline, you should brush your teeth for two minutes, twice a day, but there’s more to consider for optimal dental health.
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Oil pulling and chewing sugar-free gum are sometimes billed as home remedies for cavity removal. An expert weighs in on why these won’t help your aching tooth.
A dentist explains what “Mountain Dew mouth” is, how it happens and how you can prevent it.
If you’re brushing without flossing, you’re not keeping your teeth as clean as you could be. Dental floss can get under your gum line in a way that the bristles on your toothbrush simply can’t. Here’s how to do it properly for maximum cleaning power.
Brushing your teeth the right way can keep them clean enough to ward off cavities and other dental issues, while brushing them incorrectly can actually damage them. A periodontist explains the correct way to brush your teeth and why it matters so much.
Whether it only happens when your teeth are in use or you just can’t seem to shake that underlying ache, tooth pain deserves your care and attention.
You know you’re supposed to brush your teeth and floss regularly, but which should come first? Does it matter? A periodontist helps demystify your mouth so you can keep your teeth and gums happy and healthy.