Oral health probably isn't the first thing you think of when sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are mentioned, but several STDs can have a serious effect on what's happening inside your mouth.
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Canker sores, also known as apthous stomatitis, are a kind of mouth ulcer. They appear on the lips, in the mouth or sometimes in the upper throat, and are usually painful. They're one of the most common types of mouth ulcer and affect a large part of the population, especially younger people and women.
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow may have just put oil pulling in the mainstream news, but the practice is an ancient remedy with proven results. Oil pulling involves swishing oil, typically coconut or sesame, in your mouth in order to "pull" toxins from between the teeth and gums, thus fighting gingivitis and tooth decay.
Your toothbrush shouldn't have to look like this one for you to think twice before using it. According to a study done at Manchester University: “The average toothbrush contains approximately ten million germs, including a high percentage of potentially fatal bacteria such as staphylococci, streptococcus, E. coli and Candida.”
Now that we are convinced we should floss, let’s be sure we are making it worth our while. Here is the dentist approved method.
If you notice that your teeth have become sensitive the first thing you should do is see your dentist right away, just in case the sensitivity is a sign of a more serious problem that needs professional treatment. Very often, though, the dentist will give you advice on how to manage the problem at home. There are a number of options available.
Though your newborn baby does not yet have teeth, it’s important to take care of his or her oral health nonetheless. This is not about toothpaste. This is about cleaning and maintaining a healthy mouth for your newborn, establishing proper habits for lifelong oral heath.
The Egyptians of 5000 B.C.E - at least the wealthy Egyptians, anyway - are believed to have scrubbed their teeth with a powder made from eggshells and ground ox hooves. This abrasive mixture would certainly work to scrub away plaque if applied correctly, but it sure wouldn't have done much for freshening up their breath!
You know how to brush your teeth, right? Of course you do! You’ve been doing twice a day it for years. In fact, you can’t even remember when you started brushing your teeth yourself – that’s how long ago it was! It’s second nature. People talk about brushing twice a day all the time but they neglect that fact that how you brush is as important as how often you brush.
We've all had a dry mouth at some point in our lives - when waiting to hear the result of a job interview, perhaps, or when the airliner hits a patch of turbulence - but for some people it becomes an everyday thing. Medically termed Xerostomia, dry mouth can be very uncomfortable and it can also have serious affects on dental health.
It's easy to overlook oral health, especially where there's no glaring problem. But poor oral hygiene can lead to a myriad of other serious problems, including heart attacks and even strokes. Two of the worst offenders to your teeth, gums and overall oral health? Smoking and alcohol.
The search for the right dentist is a lot like the search for the right doctor, because each one provides important care to ensure your overall health. In one of my recent posts I talked about recent studies conducted by the American Dental Association that suggest there is a close link between oral health and the risk of diseases such as diabetes or heart disease. All the more reason to find the right dentist for you.
To this day, many people still do not understand the connection between oral health and overall general health. New studies, though, show those with poor oral health may be at greater risk for many other health problems. Some of the problems attributed to poor oral health include:
A lot of the long- term grogginess in the morning stems just as much from dehydration as it does from lack of sleep.
Getting your kids to brush their teeth can be frustrating, but it's one of those important parenting tasks that must be done for the health of your children. A bit of preparation, the proper equipment, and some tricks up your sleeve can make teaching your kids hygiene care less frustrating and easier on everyone. Laying the foundation for oral healthcare at an early age is one of those lessons that will stick with your children for a lifetime.
Braces are a common way to straighten teeth, and the results are usually excellent. Braces, though, typically need to be in place for a long time – sometimes more than two years – and during that time they can make routine oral care slightly more difficult. If you're wearing braces, there are a few things to keep in mind to make sure your smile is as perfect as possible
The great debate: which toothbrush is best for you? Electric vs. Manual
While it doesn’t seem like this should be a big deal, it actually can result in increased frustration and aggravation.
“well, hey, cavemen didn’t brush their teeth, so why must we?”
Welcome to the ToothbrushSubscriptions.com blog! I’m Levi and I will be sharing a wide range of tips, tricks, and did-you-knows related to oral health, simplicity, and well being.
According to research from both the American Heart Association and the CDC, increased gum health, promoted through regular brushing and flossing, results in greater cardiovascular and heart health.