Oral Hygiene and Prevention Archives - Preserve Your Teeth

A patient is smiling after receiving an examination of her gums. Regular examinations prevent gum disease later on.

How can I NOT get Gum Disease?

1. Look for signs: Early Diagnosis is key The earliest stages of gum disease are difficult to diagnose. The signs may begin as early as the teen years and in young adults as early as in their twenties. Signs of gum dise

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A dental examination reveals healthy gums resulting from laser treatment.

Laser Pocket Disinfection – LPD – Dental Cleaning of the Future is Here

Healthy mouth, healthy body. The mouth is the entry point to the body. Far from being a sterile place, the mouth is also one of the dirtiest parts of the body. It contains over 800 species of bacteria, fungus, and viruse

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A happy young woman is about to demonstrate how to brush your teeth.

The Best Time to Brush Your Teeth

Many professionals recommended that you brush your teeth at least twice a day – in the morning and the evening, before going to bed. It has been this way for a long time. Some people even believe that is best to brush

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A closeup of a women brushing her teeth with an electric toothbrush.

Choosing the Right Electric Toothbrush

At a very young age, we learn from our parents how to use a toothbrush. It is also recommended that our parents take us to our first dental visit by the time we are a year old. There, your dentist can give guidance and m

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Electric Toothbrush cleaning false teeth.

How to Brush Teeth With Your Electric Toothbrush

Bacteria tends to build on our teeth all the time. All it takes is a single bacterium to adhere to the teeth and build colonies that create mature populations. The effects of this are harmful to the teeth and gums. With

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Several methods for cleaning your teeth, such as the Sonicare AirFloss.

Cleaning Between the Teeth: AirFloss or Waterpik?

Removing dental plaque plays a key role maintaining oral health. When it comes to achieving this, there is conflicting evidence. The relative merits of both manual, powered toothbrushes, and other methods such as the Son

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A graphic illustration of several dental tools.

The Best Dental Tools, Designed for You

Last week, we discussed the proper techniques for brushing your teeth and removing oral biofilm. This is an essential part of oral hygiene and the prevention of oral diseases such as cavities (tooth decay) and gum diseas

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A mother and daughter showing off the proper techniques for brushing your teeth.

Techniques for Brushing Your Teeth

Brushing your teeth plays a key role maintaining oral health by removing dental plaque and biofilm. Bacteria populates the surfaces of our teeth all the time. As time goes by, a single bacterium adhering to a tooth’s s

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A young adult woman enjoying a glass of wine in the vineyard with friends.

Cheers: How to Enjoy Wine Without Eroding Your Teeth

According to the Wine Market Council, wine consumption in the U.S. has grown over the past 20 years. Thanks to both its enjoyable attributes and purported health benefits, people seem to have even more of a reason to pou

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A close up of mouth and dental floss in a white background.

Do I Need to Floss?

Recent reports in newspapers, including the New York Times, have suggested that there is little-to-no use in flossing. So that begs the question: Do you need to floss? The answer is YES. Cleaning between your teeth is es

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A little girl sitting in a chair, wearing a lead apron as the dentist performs an intraoral X-ray. An extraoral X-ray is another way of looking at your teeth.

Diagnosing Your Teeth: Intraoral and Extraoral X-Rays

Dentists use their professional judgment to determine which type of dental X-rays a patient needs: intraoral or extraoral X-rays. Intraoral X-Rays Intraoral X-rays, taken inside of the mouth, are the most common.  The

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Preserve Your Teeth: Regular Dental Checkups Are Necessary

People often neglect a vital part of oral care—going to the dentist for regular dental checkups. For some, it is their fear of dentists and their equipment. For others, they simply don’t see having the check up as im

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The Necessity of Regular Dental Checkups

A vital part of oral care that is often neglected is going to the dentist for a checkup. For some, this is due to a fear of dentists. For others, it is simply a matter of not seeing the check up as being important enough

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Dental Care Order of Operations: Why You Should Floss, Brush, and Rinse… in That Order!

Flossing, brushing and the use of mouthwash are all elements of a solid oral care routine. You may not have realized, however, that the order you perform your dental hygiene routine will make a difference in how effectiv

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