Posts Tagged ‘ toothbrush ’

Anti-Tartar Toothpastes

There are lots of dental products available at your local grocer or drug store. It’s tough to pick the one that’s right for you.  In an effort to keep gum disease at bay, many manufacturers have researched and developed anti-plaque, anti-tartar home care products and some even advertise these to be the be-all and end-all […]


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 […]


Heart Health

Did you know?  Having good dental hygiene can spare you health complications that gum disease and tooth decay may cause you down the road. There is a strong connections between gum disease and general health issues.  Some studies show that respiratory infections can be caused by simply inhaling bacteria from your mouth, which could even […]


Fun Facts

Toothbrush Timeline: The first people to use a toothbrush were the people of India who used the end of a fresh neem twig to wipe their teeth after meals.  In 1600 China, people used a brush made of horsetail hairs attached on a cattle bone stick. In 1780, Williams Addis of England created the first […]


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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