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