The American Dental Association recommends getting a new toothbrush (or brush head, if you use an electric toothbrush) about every three months–more because of the wear on the bristles than germs. With bristle wear being one of the main reasons for replacing your brush, they also harbor bacteria. If not cleaned effectively, microscopic bacteria can reside on your toothbrush. After time and several uses, toothbrushes
I would like to share a couple of articles I recently read in the AGD Impact Magazine that is put out by the Academy of General Dentistry. It is surprising how your oral care and hygiene can effect the rest of your body and health. Sugary Drinks May Impact Heart Health
Do you ever worry that you?re the only one in the room with bad breath? Well, guess again. Nearly 40,000,000 Americans com¬monly suffer from bad breath, also known as oral malodor or halitosis. Yet, it is a curable condition that is generally caused by strong foods (such as onions or garlic), poor oral health habits or medical problems (such as stomach disorders, an excessive postnasal drip or bacteria in the mouth). Once you discover the source of the problem, there are a number of ways to keep your mouth free of unpleasant odors.
We all need saliva to moisten and cleanse our mouths and digest food. Saliva also prevents infection by controlling bacteria and fungi in the mouth. When we don’t produce enough saliva, our mouth gets dry and uncomfortable. Reduce saliva flow that results in a dry mouth is a common problem among older adults. It is caused by certain medical disorders and is often a side effect of medications such as antihistamines,
83% of people believe their teeth are more important to their appearance than hair and eyes. 80% of people are not happy with their smile. 50% of people consider the smile the first facial feature they notice. According to the Academy of General Dentistry, the average person only brushes for 45 to 70 seconds a day, the recommended amount of time is 2-3 minutes. The average woman smiles about 62 times a day! A man, only 8. And children laugh around 400 times a day compared to adults at 15 times a day. 33% of Americans have untreated tooth decay. … Continue reading