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Oral Hygiene

Before You Give Up Brushing, Check the Details of Stories

The story seems like a revelation: two women who gave up brushing their teeth now enjoy beautiful, healthy smiles. Reading that, you might be tempted to give up on oral hygiene. But before you throw your toothbrush away, it’s important to pay attention to the details of the stories and see that, actually, these women [...]

Resolving Tooth Brushing Controversies

One thing social media is definitely good at is blowing things out of proportion. So it shouldn’t be too surprising that one of the most recent tempests in a teapot was over tooth brushing. It seems that people were divided over the issue of whether they should wet their toothbrush first, then add the toothpaste [...]

Regular Dental Visits Reduce Pneumonia Risk

If you are still thinking that seeing the dentist isn’t an investment in your health, here’s some more information to consider: regular dental checkups can reduce your risk of developing pneumonia. That’s according to a large population-based study that looked at the relationship between these two conditions. How Poor Oral Health Causes Pneumonia [...]

Plaque Never Rests: Always Brush Your Teeth

A recent study showed that a full 20% of Britons admit that they don’t brush their teeth on weekends. Although this is a British study based on a survey of 2000 people, it’s likely that the answers would be similar among a US population. But this oral hygiene failing can be very damaging [...]

By |September 21st, 2016|Oral Hygiene|

Want to Live Longer? Take Care of Your Teeth

Americans are living longer than ever, and we all want to do it. We especially want to extend our years of active, productive, healthy living so that we can enjoy every year to its full extent. There are many things you might be doing to improve your odds of living longer. This includes getting exercise, [...]