Plaque can be your teeth’s worst enemy. When this invisible, sticky substance begins to build on your teeth, it can expose your teeth to harmful bacteria. Not only does the bacteria eat away at your teeth’s enamel, causing tooth decay, it can also lead to bad breath and yellow teeth. Your teeth are very important to your overall health, and proper dental education is essential. Sometimes brushing and flossing twice a day just isn’t enough.
Proper oral hygiene isn’t just important for maintaining healthy teeth, it’s also vital for keeping beautiful smiles white and clean. When we say proper oral hygiene, we don’t just mean brushing and flossing your teeth, even though those are some of the most important things you can do for your teeth. Another key component to keeping teeth healthy and happy is to monitor what foods you eat, especially eating certain foods that have been proven
Following a 2016 decision where the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services removed flossing as a recommended practice for dental care, questions arose on whether it is necessary, or even helpful, to floss between teeth. Research reviewed by the Associated Press called into question the positive effects of flossing teeth. The AP referenced a letter sent to them by the government that said “the effectiveness of flossing had never been researched, as
Dark chocolate is decadent, delicious and…Good for your teeth? While it may come as a surprise, despite its sugar content this sweet treat has hidden oral health benefits. You’ve probably heard that, as far as indulging goes, dark chocolate is one of the better options. Not only is it less sugary than most sweet treats, it’s also rich in antioxidants which may help promote a healthy heart and cardiovascular system. Much less widely known is
If you have a sweet tooth, you’re probably enjoying the Easter season. From homemade chocolate eggs to colorful marshmallow Peeps, there are plenty of opportunities to indulge. Of course, sugar isn’t exactly a health food, and many people wisely limit their intake for diet’s sake. But there’s more to be concerned about than just your waistline. Before you grab another handful of jelly beans, take a moment to consider another part of your body that