Mythbusters: Cavity edition: Part 2

The best cavity prevention is a good oral hygiene routine. TRUE. (Of course.) It may seem like common sense, but regular brushing and flossing is the best way you can prevent cavities. Try to brush your teeth at least twice a day for two minutes each time. Ideally, you should brush your teeth three times […]

By: Floss Dental | On: December 24, 2010

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Enamel erosion

Tooth enamel, the strongest substance in the human body, is the protective outer layer of teeth. This semi-translucent, hard material protects your teeth’s dentin, the white part of the tooth underneath enamel. Enamel serves as a guard for your teeth when eating, drinking, biting, and chewing. If your tooth enamel becomes eroded, then teeth sensitivity […]

By: Floss Dental | On: December 22, 2010

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Toothbrushes 101

When you walk down the aisle at the supermarket and see all of those hundreds of toothbrushes, how can you decide which one is right for you? Do you pick based on color? Price? Or something else? You should be looking for lots of things when you’re considering which toothbrush to buy. There’s also plenty […]

By: Floss Dental | On: December 21, 2010

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Sensitive teeth: Part 1

Does just the thought of a cold drink make you cringe? You may be experiencing sensitive teeth. What causes tooth sensitivity? Today we’ll be talking about some ways you can get to the bottom of what might be causing your sensitive teeth, and how you can help your teeth feel better. Too much mouthwash. Mouthwash […]

By: Floss Dental | On: December 17, 2010

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How to care for dentures

Dentures are replacements for missing teeth that you can take out of your mouth and put back on your own. While dentures are not real teeth, it’s just as important to take care of them just as you do your natural teeth. Here are some tips and tricks: Handle with care. Dentures are delicate, so […]

By: Floss Dental | On: December 16, 2010

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Keep your kids’ teeth healthy: Part 2

Last time, we discussed how you can establish a good oral hygiene plan for your children. Today we’re going to talk about a few more things you can do to keep your kids’ teeth healthy. Watch their meds. Most children’s medications are flavored with sugar. This is great to help get them to take it—but […]

By: Floss Dental | On: December 15, 2010

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Keep your kids’ teeth healthy: Part 1

Many parents don’t put much thought into keeping their kids’ teeth healthy. They fall out anyway…right? WRONG. Although baby teeth do eventually fall out, disregarding dental hygiene can cause some serious problems now and turn out to be very expensive in the long run. Follow these simple steps to keep your kids’ teeth healthy: Start […]

By: Floss Dental | On: December 14, 2010

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What are dental implants?

A dental implant is a technique dentists use to replace one or more missing teeth. Implants provide an aesthetically pleasing look and enable dentists to give their patients a healthy smile. They’re an ideal option for a person with good oral health who has lost a tooth (or teeth), whether in an accident or to […]

By: Floss Dental | On: December 13, 2010

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Do you grind your teeth?

Teeth grinding, or bruxism, is the clenching of your teeth. People often don’t even realize they’re doing it, even if they’re suffering the effects of the symptoms associated with it. Many people grind their teeth in their sleep, waking up with a sore jaw, tender teeth, or tooth pain. Here are just a few other […]

By: Floss Dental | On: December 10, 2010

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Foods that prevent bad breath

Last time, we talked about foods that cause bad breath. In this post, we’ll talk about some foods and drinks you can use to help you prevent it: Green tea. Green tea can prevent odor-causing bacteria from sticking to your teeth, therefore limiting the effects of bad breath. Yogurt. Although it is a dairy product […]

By: Floss Dental | On: December 9, 2010

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Foods that cause bad breath

Bad breath, also called halitosis, is no fun for anyone, whether for the person who has it…or for the person they’re talking to. So what can you do to avoid it? Besides maintaining good oral hygiene, there are a few foods you may want to stay away from, especially if you know you’re not going […]

By: Floss Dental | On: December 8, 2010

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The history of the tooth fairy

Almost anyone who has lost a tooth knows that they can expect a visitor while they’re sleeping… the tooth fairy. She (the tooth fairy is typically female) takes your lost tooth from underneath your pillow and replaces it with a quarter, a dollar, or whatever she thinks it’s worth (the going rate is $2.13 per […]

By: Floss Dental | On: December 7, 2010

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Teeth by the numbers

50%: Percentage of Americans who say that the smile is the first facial feature they notice (according to the American Academy of Periodontology). 32: The number of permanent teeth that adults have. 20: The number of baby teeth that children have. 73%: Percentage of Americans who would rather go grocery shopping than floss their teeth. […]

By: Floss Dental | On: December 6, 2010

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Just for fun! 21 things to do with dental floss

String popcorn for your Christmas tree or holiday décor. Make a one-of a-kind bow for presents. Create homemade jewelry (string beads and other trinkets for necklaces and bracelets). If you don’t have a rubber band, use it to tie up your hair. Mend clothes on the spot (great for sewing on buttons). Makeshift shoelaces. Hang […]

By: Floss Dental | On: December 3, 2010

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Floss for your looks

Forget wrinkle creams, Botox, and plastic surgery! Flossing your teeth might just be your best shot at the fountain of youth. Have you ever heard that old adage, “long in the tooth”? Well, there could be some truth to that, after all. Avoiding flossing leaves your teeth less than clean, eventually leading to stained or […]

By: Floss Dental | On: December 2, 2010

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