Contrary to popular belief, flossing is just as important as brushing. Unfortunately, a lot of people overlook flossing even as adults. So, naturally, a lot of kids grow up not flossing. Teaching children good oral health habits begins as soon as the first tooth sprouts through the gums. Along with brushing twice a day, it’s important to
If you think you should only floss occasionally, or keep floss on hand to remove a rogue popcorn kernel or piece of spinach, then there’s more to flossing than you might have previously realized. Besides supplementing your brushing regime, regular flossing – whether with traditional string wax or a hydroflosser – performs daily miracles, not
To many, a Waterpik is a luxury that seems unnecessary if one brushes correctly and often. So why is that dentists so often recommend supplementing a dental hygiene routine with a Waterpik? For those unfamiliar with Waterpiks, here are some of the many benefits that may encourage you to make a Waterpik part of your
If you care about your oral health and dental hygiene, you likely brush and floss your teeth at least twice a day. But is that enough? Could you be doing more to protect your teeth? Or is there a better way to get hard-to-reach food particles? Many dental patients swear by water flossing as an alternative
Your oral health is key to your overall health and well-being; yet despite widespread efforts to increase awareness about prevention, conditions such as cavities and gum disease continue to affect millions. Most of us are aware of the elements of basic oral care such as brushing, flossing and rinsing, and we try to develop a regular maintenance
Your dentist and hygienist will encourage you to floss every day. Just brushing twice a day, or even after every meal, isn’t enough for total oral hygiene. Your gums are the foundation of your teeth. If you want to keep your teeth healthy and strong, you need to make sure your gums are clean and
When Polina was about six months old, her mother Marina noticed a tiny white speck emerging from her daughter’s gum line. Polina was anything but a fussy child, but now that she was teething, she was refusing to eat. She drooled through bib after bib, and was obviously miserable. Beside herself with worry, Marina relayed
Good Oral Hygiene The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends that professional dental cleanings and exams be performed biannually, beginning at one year of age, or within 6 months of the first tooth coming in. This is an excellent time for adults to be reminded of the importance of brushing and flossing at least twice daily.