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The Life Circle of Baby Teeth

The day a baby’s first tooth pops through is a momentous occasion. More teeth will come over the next few years. After that, the process starts working in reverse — the baby teeth fall out! If you’re ever been fascinated (or a little perplexed) by that process, now’s the time to learn more about the life cycle of baby teeth.

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What Happens in Our Mouth Through a Day

You might not pay much attention to what goes on in your mouth throughout the day. Even still, it’s a place of busy activity from morning until night. The more you know about what goes on in there, the better equipped you’ll be for keeping your smile sparklingly fresh all day long.

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Brushing Your Teeth in The Morning: Should You Brush Your Teeth Before or After Breakfast?

You likely have a morning routine that you follow to the letter. Part of that routine should be brushing your teeth. You may wonder if you should delay brushing your teeth until after you’ve eaten breakfast. Here’s what you need to know about brushing your teeth and whether you should brush before or after you’ve eaten breakfast.

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How to Pack a Mouth-Healthy Lunch for Work

How to Pack a Mouth-Healthy Lunch for Work

If you usually have a sandwich and a bag of chips for your work lunch washed down with a soda, you are not likely to be doing either your general or your mouth health much good. Why not swap out some of the more harmful ingredients of your lunch for some nutritious and tasty replacements that care for your body and your mouth?

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Soft Bristle Toothbrush vs Medium Toothbrush

Many people believe that their biggest decisions when buying a toothbrush involve choosing between manual and electric designs and straight and ergonomic handles and grips. Yet, the cut, length and firmness of toothbrush bristles matter just as much as the overall design.

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Traditional Methods of Cleaning Teeth: Do They Really Work?

Traditional Methods of Cleaning Teeth: Do They Really Work?

When tracing human history back over the centuries, many are surprised to learn that ancient peoples didn't brush their teeth. The first record toothbrush was in Babylonian and Egyptian times. Even as far back as 1600 BC, the Chinese were brushing their teeth with something they called chewing sticks.

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Homemade Toothpaste vs Organic Toothpaste

Homemade Toothpaste vs Organic Toothpaste

Preserving your oral health is important. Once decay starts to set in, it can be extremely difficult to stop it or reverse it. Part of preventing tooth decay and gum disease is finding a toothpaste that works well for your needs. There are tons of different kinds of toothpaste out there. You may feel tempted to try your own hand at making handmade toothpaste.

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Natural Home Remedies For Receding Gums

Natural Home Remedies For Receding Gums

One of the most common dental problems is gum recession. Sometimes gum recession occurs due to natural wear and tear that goes along with aging. However, in most cases, gum recession can be prevented.

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The Look Of Your Brush May Tell How Well You Are Brushing Your Teeth

The Look Of Your Brush May Tell How Well You Are Brushing Your Teeth

While you're supposed to replace your toothbrush every three months, you're used toothbrush can start to tell you certain things about your brushing habits. Those habits may indicate whether or not you're brushing your teeth properly. Here's what your toothbrush may be telling you about your brushing habits based on the shape of its bristles.

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Is It Possible To Restore Tooth Enamel?

Is It Possible To Restore Tooth Enamel?

One of the scariest things your dentist can tell you is that your tooth enamel is damaged. Once your enamel is damaged, you can quickly fall prey to things like gum disease, cavities, and tooth loss. You may also notice an increase in your sensitivity. Those who experience tooth enamel damage may wonder if it's possible to restore your enamel. Here's everything you need to know about whether or not it's possible to restore your tooth enamel.

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Is baking Soda Safe for Teeth?

Why Use Organic Toothpaste?

RDA VALUES FOR BRUSHING YOUR TEETH WITHOUT DAMAGE TO GUMS AND/OR ENAMEL

Most toothpaste on the market contains abrasive particles (i.e. particles which are not water-soluble) including aluminum hydroxide, silicates and others. Such "scrubbing" compounds are added to help remove plaque and stains during brushing, and it's their quantity, particulate size and hardness which determine the degree of abrasiveness of a toothpaste.

To be able to measure a toothpaste abrasiveness, scientists use the RDA index (from radioactive dentin abrasion or relative dentin abrasion). Higher values indicating increasingly higher abrasiveness. The more abrasive power, the more likely enamel erosion will occur, which can easily open the way to tooth decay.   It's typically whitening toothpastes which top the list of abrasiveness while toothpastes formulated for sensitive teeth tend to be at the bottom.

 

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