Which Toothbrush Should I Buy?

What is the difference between medium and soft toothbrushes for plaque removal and soft-tissue abrasion? A study at Franciscan University in Santa Maria, Brazil was conducted to study just this.  Students were randomly assigned to brush two contra-lateral quadrants with the medium toothbrush and the other two quadrants with the soft toothbrush, so that both [...]

By | 2013-04-17T17:25:35+00:00 April 17th, 2013|Dental, Dental Hygiene, General Dental Information|

Mouthwash Wonders

Did you know that mouthwashes can do more than just give you good breath?! Some contain antiseptic agents that reduce plaque and prevent gingivits, both of which can cause bad breath, as stated by the American Dental Association. It is best to use mouthwash in the evening after you have flossed and brushed your teeth and [...]

By | 2013-04-10T00:59:21+00:00 April 10th, 2013|Dental, Dental Hygiene, General Dental Information|

Dentistry During Pregnancy

It is a common myth that pregnant women should not undergo traditional dental procedures because of high risk factors. However, this is far from the truth. According to Atlanta cosmetic dentist Ronald Goldstein, “It’s not only 100 percent safe for pregnant women to go to the dentist, it’s a must.  In fact, you’ll want to go more [...]

Toothbrushes – soft vs medium

Researchers at Franciscan University in Santa Maria, Brazil studied the difference in medium and soft toothbrush bristles for plaque removal and soft-tissue abrasion. A total of 25 undergraduate students participated in the study. All participants were free from gingivitis at the onset of the study. The students were asked to refrain from all oral hygiene [...]

By | 2012-02-19T03:04:32+00:00 February 19th, 2012|Dental, Dental Hygiene, General Dental Information, General Health|