One of the hardest parts of maintaining a healthy mouth can be just getting in the habit of brushing and flossing on a regular basis. The American Dental Association recommends you brush at least twice per day and floss once. So how can you form those habits without feeling like it’s a struggle? H ...
by: Sandy Johnson, RDH
A lot of people wonder how frequently they need to keep up with certain oral health tasks. To answer those common questions, we put together this quick reference guide.“How often do I need to…?" Brush - At least 2 times per day Floss - Once per day Replace my toothbrush - Every 3-4 months Vis ...
by: Sandy Johnson, RDH
In recognition of Oral Cancer Awareness Month this month, we wanted to share a few facts with you about oral cancers, and ways to prevent them.·    An estimated 43,250 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with oral cancer in 2014.·    The death rate for oral cancer is p ...
by: Sandy Johnson, RDH
Spring is officially here, and as you’re mentally and physically cleaning things out, we’ve got a few tips on how to refresh your tooth care regimen.•    Replace your toothbrush. As a general guide, it’s a good idea to replace your toothbrush about every three months. If you haven’t d ...
by: Sandy Johnson, RDH
This week, we welcome the vernal equinox—the official start of spring—after a (for some of us) long winter. As things warm up, it’s important to remember how the change in season can affect your teeth and overall oral health.Watch out for dehydration. As the air warms up and we spend more time being ...
by: Sandy Johnson, RDH
With winter slowly melting away, we’ll soon find ourselves in the throes of outdoor sports season once again. Before you or your kids get back on the field or pitch, though, it’s a good time to think about the benefits of using a mouth guard. Here are three reasons you might want to consider some ex ...
by: Sandy Johnson, RDH
It’s almost reflexive here in the United States to flash a smile when we meet someone new or make eye contact with a stranger on the street. It’s a universal sign of friendliness—a non-verbal hello. But it’s not that way everywhere.Depending on where you are in the world, a smile can mean some very, ...
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Each February, the American Dental Association (ADA) sponsors National Children's Dental Health Month as a way to help raise awareness about the importance of oral health and hygiene for youth. In its 65th year, this month-long national health observance brings together thousands of dedicated denta ...
by: Sandy Johnson, RDH
If you’re already brushing your teeth at least twice per day, you’re in great shape in terms of dental habits. But did you know you could get even more out of your brushing routine by making a few small tweaks in your method?This advice is so simple it barely qualifies as advice, but it’s a great wa ...
by: Sandy Johnson, RDH
If you’ve got a Valentine’s Day date planned this year, it’s most likely going to involve a meal at some point, and what you order could have a big impact on how the rest of the date goes. The last thing anyone wants is for their special someone to lean in for a kiss, only to be greeted by the stenc ...
by: Sandy Johnson, RDH
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