When it comes to choosing a toothbrush, it’s sometimes hard to separate medical fact from marketing hype. Every commercial claims that “X out of Y dentists choose this product over others.” When everyone’s claiming that 9/10 or 4/5 dentists prefer their product over others, it’s pretty clear that their surveys probably have some statistical biases and sampling problems. It’s foolish to put too much trust in advertising, as it’s all too easy to bend and twist statistics to fit your desired narrative. It’s not that these commercials are lying, they’re just not telling you the whole story.
Even though it is a simple, inexpensive, and effective way to maintain dental health, only 31 percent of adults use mouthwash according to the Oral Health Foundation. You realize mouthwash is something you should continue to use or add as part of a solid oral health care regimen, but do you really understand what you're sloshing around in your mouth? Make sure you know your options so you're choosing the best product for your needs.
Whether you've heard it from your mother, television commercials, or from your dentist, it's likely you already know the basics of good oral hygiene. You might just need to brush up on the following dentist-approved oral hygiene tips to maintain a healthy mouth.
Updated August 17, 2016
Are you equipped to take care of your teeth when you are not at home? Do you have a travel toothbrush, toothpaste, or dental floss at your disposal? If you answered no, then you need to learn the tips and tricks of keeping your teeth clean and your smile bright when you are on the go.
We all love sugary snacks and fizzy sodas. But did you know that they erode your tooth enamel? Keep teeth healthy with a balanced diet and regular brushing.
Swot up on your dental knowledge with these weird and wonderful facts about teeth. Read for top tips on brushing and the best advice on oral hygiene.
Is chronic snoring keeping you up at night? Find out how dental and oral devices can be used to control snoring and help you get a good night’s sleep.
Do you bite your nails? Do you grind your teeth? Learn about 10 bad habits that can be damaging to teeth and oral health and why you should stop them right now.
Do you fear going to the dentist? Dental anxiety plagues 75% of the U.S. population. Find out how to tackle dental anxiety to maintain healthy teeth and gums.
This guide to the most destructive dental habits will show you how much damage smoking, drinking red wine, and guzzling sugary sodas does to your teeth.