Posts Tagged ‘ plaque ’

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 […]


Gum disease = heart disease

Studies reveal that patients who suffer from some form of periodontal disease are nearly twice as likely to be diagnosed with coronary artery disease.  A study conducted at the University of Buffalo found that of all the types of bacteria found in the mouth, two specific strains were significantly associated with increasing heart attach risk.  […]


What’s the best toothbrush for you?

The Academy of General Dentistry says that the best toothbrush is the one you will actually use.  If an electronic toothbrush will help you to reach the recommended two to three minutes of brushing for two to three times per day, then you should use an electronic toothbrush.  But, for the average person, if you […]


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