How to Improve Dental Health with Oil Pulling

Are you looking for a natural way to improve the health of your teeth and gums? Then oil pulling with coconut oil may be for you. Oil pulling is a simple process of swishing an edible oil in the mouth to remove harmful bacteria. It may sound gross at first and perhaps even a little hokey, but oil pulling has been shown to offer many dental health benefits, including whiter teeth, healthier gums, and fresher breath.

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What is Gingivitis?

Updated August 19, 2016

Gingivitis, what does that word even mean? Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums. It can occur to anyone and especially in those individuals that have poor oral hygiene.

We’ve all heard warnings about gingivitis, but how many of us really know what it is? When you brush and floss carefully, you might ignore finding out information like this because you don’t think you have to worry about it. However, it’s always a good idea to stay informed of dental issues that could arise in the future.

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What are the types of teeth in my mouth?

Updated August 19, 2016

Have you ever considered all the structures in your mouth? From the hangy down thing in the back of your mouth to the multiple types of individual teeth, there is a lot of stuff going on in your mouth!

When you care for your teeth, smile for the camera, and laugh with your mouth wide open, you probably consider whether your teeth look good. But what are those teeth doing in there? Why are some of them different? Here are the basics when it comes to what's in your mouth.

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Stop making excuses and start flossing!

Updated August 19, 2016

Do you floss regularly? How many times a day do you floss? Flossing is the activity of taking a piece of dental string and placing it between your individual teeth to remove any leftover particles of food or plaque that have become trapped between your teeth, within your gums, and behind your molars. Flossing is a critical portion of your oral health. It should be done on a daily basis to keep your teeth in good condition.

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Pregnant? Congrats! Now don't forget to keep your teeth clean!

When you're thinking of trying or are already pregnant, there are a lot of things on your mind. You may be dreaming about what your baby might look like, or planning what changes to make in your home for a new baby. Along with the excitement, there are stresses involved with the coming changes, too. With all of this emotion, your teeth and gums are likely the last things on your mind.

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Don't Just Say 'Cheese!' Eat Cheese!

Eating cheese for good oral health sounds almost as ridiculous as cheese being linked to the cause of nightmares. However, according to a study performed by the Academy of General Dentistry, consuming cheese could aid in the fight against cavities.

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