Perhaps one of the biggest toothbrush mistakes you can make is not using one! For optimum oral health, the American Dental Association recommends brushing at least twice a day. Aside from not brushing at all or not enough, are there other toothbrush mishaps to watch out for? As it turns out, there are—but they’re also easily remedied.
Teenagers, this one is for you.
Did you know that 50% – 70% of all American kids age 16-18 will wear braces? That’ means that over half of your friends will have crooked, overlapping, over spaced, or crowded teeth that need to be fixed. You’re not alone! So how do they seem to get along with their braces so well when you can’t help but feeling that irritating metal in your mouth all day, pulling and pulling? It’s not as hard as it sounds!
When you think of the unpleasant things that happen at a dental cleaning, one of the biggest things that comes to mind is bleeding gums. After all the poking and prodding is over there is the inevitable rinse cycle, which for some can look like a bloodbath. These same people might even have the occasional bloody spit after brushing their teeth. This is more common than it needs to be, and can often be fixed by changing a few simple habits in your brushing and flossing.
In a world that’s obsessed with “natural” and “chemical free” products (although everything, including you, are made of chemicals, but we’ll let that one slide) you’ve probably noticed these labels sneaking into every facet of your shopping experience. Not even the world of toothpaste and mouthwash have escaped this craze, so today we’re striving to answer the question “Is it worth it?”.
If you have sensitive teeth there’s no doubt you’ve looked into the many products on the market made to help sensitive teeth. It may all seem a bit wash for those unacquainted with the extensive world that is dentistry, but it’s not all as daunting as it may seem! Let’s take a deeper look at the products out there that help people everyday cope with sensitive teeth!
Most everyone appreciates a beautiful smile, whether it’s your own or one that belongs to someone you love. To keep your teeth and gums not only looking good but feeling their best, it’s important to practice routine oral hygiene habits. And, keeping up with best dental practices can give you more than simply the perfect smile.
You’ve packed your phone, chargers, hand sanitizer, snacks, and earbuds, but what about your dental travel list—is everything accounted for? Although the extent of many travel lists may simply begin with toothbrush and end with toothpaste, there are other items you may want to add as well as scenarios to consider when traveling. Optimum dental travel health relies on more than simply your travel size oral hygiene goodies. Here are ten tips to ensure your teeth are taken care of before you depart for your next adventure.