Oral Health Articles

Fluoride and Decay Prevention

Fluoride and Decay Prevention Many years ago scientists started to notice that children who were born and raised in areas with natural fluoride in drinking water had fewer cavities than children in other areas. Fluoride that is absorbed by your body when teeth were forming (during mother s pregnancy to early childhood) integrates into the...

Dental Health and Your Diet

How Does Your Diet Affect Dental Health? Sugar is the main cause of dental decay when there is bacteria present. More important than the amount of sugar you take is the frequency of it. Probably the worst thing you can do to your teeth is to hold a soda and have a sip every few...

Bad Breath

What Causes Bad Breath? There are a few different causes for bad breath. It ranges from stomach problems to diets and teeth problems. Most of the causes can be found in the mouth, they are: Tongue (when bacteria grows in between the papilla) Teeth cavities (especially when food particles get stuck in them) Gum diseases...

Electric Brush Versus Manual Brushes

Electric vs. Manual Brushes There have been multiple studies comparing the effectiveness of manual brushes as opposed to electric brushes. Although not all the electric brushes are the same, in conclusion of all these studies it is fair to say that in general electric brushes are more effective in controlling the plaque than manual brushes....

How To Floss Your Teeth

How to Floss Your Teeth The surfaces that are between teeth are not accessible to brush; Therefore, the best way to clean them is with flossing. The frequency of flossing is like brushing and ideally after each meal, though one time a day (before going to bed) is the minimum necessary. To start, cut a...

How To Brush Your Teeth

Toothbrushing Tips for Better Oral Health The first step is to choose a good toothbrush. You always want to use a soft brush with a small head. A soft brush is hard enough to remove plaque and soft enough not to damage your teeth or gum. The next issue is to choose a good toothpaste....