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4 Reasons Water Is the Best Beverage for Your Teeth

Find our more by reading this article from the American Academy of DentistryIt doesn’t matter if your glass is half-empty or half-full: Drinking water is always good for your health. Our bodies are made of 60% water, and staying hydrated helps your system distribute healthy nutrients, gets rid of waste, gives your skin a healthy glow and keeps your muscles moving. Sipping water is also one of the best things you can do for your teeth – especially if it’s fluoridated. Read on to find out why water is always a winner for your dental health.
It Strengthens Your Teeth Drinking water with fluoride (called “nature’s cavity fighter”) is one of the easiest and most beneficial things you can do to help prevent cavities.
A modern-day tale of two cities shows what a difference fluoride makes, especially in community water systems. In 2011, the Canadian city of Calgary stopped adding fluoride to its water. Curious about the impact, researchers compared Calgary second graders with kids in the s…

5 Things You Never Knew About Your Toothbrush Good oral care begins with the right hardware

Interesting yet simple article publish at Oprah Magazine about how to choose the right toothbrush Photo: HerminUtomo/iStock/Thinkstock You use it every day, but when was the last timeyou put real thought into your toothbrush? An effective tool is essential for a proper brushing, which not only shines up your pearly whites, but also prevents bacteria and inflammation—both of which are linked to everything from heart disease to dementia. We asked the experts for a brushup on what features matter most.  Shape  Should you opt for an electric brush with a round, rotating head or a traditional rectangular manual brush? Many dentists believe they're both effective if you're using the right technique, but a review by the healthcare nonprofit the Cochrane Collaboration found that over a three-month period, round, rotating heads (which resemble the type used during professional cleanings) removed 11 percent more plaque than manual brushes. If you go the manual route, dentist Kimberly H…

Learn the secrets to a happy and affordable dental appointment!

Make these tips part of your dental hygiene habits and you will be on your way to a great dental health. Making your regular checkups mostly preventive; this will not only make your visits enjoyable, it will also save money. Secret number: 1 Floss every day. It’s the single most important factor in preventing gum disease. The more often you floss, the tougher your gums become.
Secret Number: 2 Brush your teeth for at least two to three minutes twice daily. If you are not sure whether you are brushing long enough simply brush for the length of an entire song on the radio.
Secret Number: 3 Change your toothbrush, before the bristles become splayed and frayed. Or every 2-3 months
Secret Number: 4 If you drink sugary beverages through a straw, you reduce the amount of time sugars are in contact with your teeth and minimize the risk of cavities.
Secret Number: 5 X-Ray your teeth every 6 months, that way your doctor can check if everything is developing correctly or if they need to take ac…