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What is the Best Technique for Brushing?

There are a number of effective brushing techniques. Patients are advised to check with their dentist or hygienist to determine which technique is best for them, since tooth position and gum condition vary. One effective, easy-to-remember technique involves using a circular or elliptical motion to brush a couple of teeth at a time, gradually covering […]

How Long Should I Brush?

When it comes to brushing your teeth, you may think that is one area where you don’t need help. But most people are only brushing one-third of the suggested time. Check this out::   The average person brushes:   Two minutes a day 14 minutes a week 12.1 hours a year 38.5 days in their […]

How Do I Choose and Use a Toothbrush?

Angled heads, raised bristles, oscillating tufts and handles that change colors with use: you name it, toothbrushes come in all shapes, colors and sizes, promising to perform better than the rest. But no body of scientific evidence exists yet to show that any one type of toothbrush design is better at removing plaque than another. […]

Don’t Rush the Brush, Brush to the Beat!

Despite the variety and advancements in toothbrushes today, people don’t brush long enough to get the best results, reports the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD).   “Since many people brush during the morning or at night with the radio on, I tell my patients to brush for one song,” says Luke Matranga, DDS, past president […]

Don’t Let Good Hygiene Habits Hibernate!

Don’t Let Good Hygiene Habits Hibernate! Winter is a busy time for most; with all of the parties, dinners, shopping, celebrations, and altered schedules, it’s difficult to remember all of the tasks that are routine in the “off months.” That’s no reason to forget to practice good oral hygiene, however, especially with all of the starchy, […]

5 Habits That Destroy Your Smile

Academy of General Dentistry spokesperson Steven A. Ghareeb, DDS, FAGD, offers advice on how to keep your smile healthy and pretty by avoiding these five bad oral health habits.   Not flossing Brushing your teeth twice a day is important, but many patients don’t realize that flossing at least once a day is just as […]

Daily Tips for Good Oral Hygiene

Daily Tips for Good Oral Hygiene   Bacteria can live in your mouth in the form of plaque, causing cavities and gingivitis, which can lead to periodontal (gum) disease. In order to keep your mouth clean, you must practice good  oral hygiene every day.   What is plaque? Plaque is a sticky layer of material containing […]

The Coolest Teeth In The Animal Kingdom

Most of us already know that sharks constantly grow new teeth, venomous snakes use their fangs like syringes full of poison, and elephants have enormous tusks. As lovers of teeth of all shapes and sizes, today we’d like to take a moment to spotlight a few lesser known bizarre teeth out there in the wild. […]

Chocolate And Your Teeth

Under most circumstances, dentists are not fans of candy. The sugar in candy is the favorite food of bacteria that cause tooth decay. However, when it comes to chocolate, certain types may actually be good for oral health! To be clear, this is not a blog post in which we give you a free pass […]

The Bare Bones Of Gum Recession

No one looks forward to getting “long in the tooth” because of gum recession. However, while tooth length might be an accurate yardstick for judging the age of a horse, age is not the culprit behind receding gums in humans. Gum recession is simply such a gradual process that it can take decades before the effects are […]