Are you making these brushing mistakes?

Brushing your teeth is something you probably do two or three times a day. But does that make you an oral hygiene hotshot? Could you be making brushing mistakes without even realizing it? Check out these five common brushing boo-boos, and find out if you’re doing what it takes to look after your teeth and…

4 signs you’re brushing the wrong way

You’re using the wrong brush What kind of brush are you using? It really does make a difference, says Dr. Ron Smith, president of the Canadian Dental Association and a dentist in Duncan, B.C. “You want a toothbrush that has relatively soft bristles and has lots of them,” he notes. Your mouth is also better…

Tea or coffee at work – thanks a latte!

A hot cup of tea or coffee during the working day is both refreshing and surprisingly good for oral health. Getting a round of tea and coffee in at work could help to improve the oral health of your colleagues. A series of studies has shown that regular tea and coffee drinkers are less likely…

Dos and don’ts of choosing the right toothbrush

How do you choose your toothbrush? Perhaps you have a steady fave bought out of habit, or maybe you’re always on the lookout for a sale, jumping from toothbrush to toothbrush when the price is right. Or you choose according to aesthetics, considering the handle’s colour before any other attributes. All of these strategies will…

The safe way to store your toothbrush

Tips to store your toothbrush After your toothbrush has done its job, where do you stash it? Did you ever consider that the way you store your toothbrush can make a difference to your oral health? Whether you’re at home or travelling, these tips will help you keep your toothbrush – and consequently your mouth…

5 things your toothbrush wants you to know

You don’t have to be a veritable Toothbrush Whisperer to know when your teeth’s BFF is sending you a message. And when it does, you’d be wise to listen. The state of your toothbrush can provide useful feedback about your teeth, gums and overall dental health. What’s your toothbrush trying to tell you? Read on…

Caring for Your Baby’s Teeth

After weeks of watching your baby drool and fuss, you finally spot that first little tooth bud popping up through the gums. Over the next couple of years, your baby’s gummy smile will gradually be replaced by two rows of baby teeth. Baby teeth may be small, but they’re important. They act as placeholders for…

[Video] Teething in a baby

There are many reasons for joy in the life of young parents after the birth of a baby: a baby`s smile, his first words and steps. The period of primary tooth eruption, the symptoms of which often frighten adults much, takes a special place among the important moments of child development. The baby becomes bothersome,…

4 Spring Tips for a Healthy Mouth

Doing some spring cleaning? While you’re busy beating rugs, cleaning curtains and organizing cabinets, don’t forget to check your bathroom counter! Add these four items to your checklist to include dental hygiene in your battle plan. 1. Replace old or worn toothbrushes Get in the habit of changing your toothbrush every three months. The ability…

Early Tooth Growth 3: Avoiding Bad Habits

Baby Bottle Tooth decay Infants and young children can have a much higher risk of tooth decay if they frequently are put to bed (for a nap or for the night) with a bottle containing juice or milk. The sugars pool around the infant’s teeth as they sleep, letting bacteria produce acids that wear away…