Tag Archives: Dental hygiene

Further Adventures in Caffeination

Didn’t caffeinating everything jump the shark a few years ago? Yes. Caffeinated toothpaste. Each dose is said to contain the equivalent jolt of an 8 ounce cup of coffee. The concept is that it gives you your buzz quicker since … Continue reading

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Stat!: The Way to Decay

Percent of Americans who don’t brush their teeth twice a day, as recommended: 40 Percent who, when they do brush, brush less than the recommended 2 minutes: 50+ Percent who never floss at all: 33 Grams of added sugar eaten … Continue reading

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Adventures in Dental Hygiene

You know there’s a National Month or Week of nearly everything. That includes dental hygiene. And hygiene’s month is this month. So saith the American Dental Hygienists’ Association. And the Wrigley’s Gum folks. And so to the usual tip list … Continue reading

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9 Dental Don’ts

So what’s better than fluoride at preventing cavities, gum disease and other oral health issues? Quality nutrition is a big part of it – going easy on hyper-processed foods, added sugars, soft drinks and the like; going heavy on whole … Continue reading

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Beyond the Boring Old Toothbrush

What better time than the day after Halloween to have a National Brush Day, right? Though really, this newly declared observation is less about this and more about this which is to say not a one-day-a-year problem but an ongoing … Continue reading

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To Rinse or Not to Rinse?

Think about what your teeth are like just before you brush them. They’re probably a little on the gnarly side. Think particles of food, predigested by saliva. Think of bacterial slime coating your teeth. Think of anaerobic microbes partying in … Continue reading

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A Toothbrush Isn’t Forever (Heck, It’s Not Even More Than 4 Months!)

If stats from a couple of dental clinics are to be believed, 75% of people don’t replace their toothbrush as often as they should. This may or may not be related to the fact that the average time between dental … Continue reading

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