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Oral Health Nutrition

At any age, a complete oral health home program includes sound nutritional habits. Many of the foods that help your body build strong muscles and bones also help build strong, healthy teeth and gums. Dairy products provide calcium and vitamin D for strengthening teeth and bones. Breads and cereals supply B vitamins for growth and…

Child Oral Health

Cavity prevention is not the only concern one should have when considering one’s oral health. The best way to ensure that you do not get cavities or gingivitis is to practice proper oral habits early. Good oral hygiene routines should be established as early as infancy and continued throughout life. Registered dental hygienists may recommend…

How to do proper Flossing

Flossing is an essential part of the tooth-cleaning process because it removes plaque from in between teeth and at the gum line, where periodontal disease often begins. If you find using floss awkward or difficult, ask your dental hygienist about the variety of dental floss holders or inter-dental cleaning devices that are available. Wind 18″…

How often should a tooth brush be changed?

Replace your toothbrush every three to four months. Researchers have established that thousands of microbes grow on toothbrush bristles and handles. Most are harmless, but others can cause cold and flu viruses, the herpes virus that causes cold sores and bacteria that can cause periodontal infections.

Proper Brushing

Proper brushing is essential for cleaning teeth and gums effectively. Use a toothbrush with soft, nylon, round-ended bristles that will not scratch and irritate teeth or damage gums. Place bristles along the gumline at a 45-degree angle. Bristles should contact both the tooth surface and the gumline. Gently brush the outer tooth surfaces of 2-3…