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manual, electric, sonic, oh my!

Manual, Electric, Sonic, Oh My!

  Do you know how good your current toothbrush is for your teeth? Maybe you like the cheap route and a traditional toothbrush is what you like to use. Maybe an electric toothbrush is more comfortable because you know you’re cleaning all surfaces when you brush. But which one is best for your teeth? Although…

making do: what to do when you don't have a toothbrush

Making Do: How to Brush Your Teeth When You Forget Your Toothbrush

We’ve all done it: left the toothbrush at home, and running to the store is inconvenient. This is especially troublesome when you’ve arrived at a campsite and discovered the toothbrush didn’t make it into your bag. But there’s hope! If running to a local shop for a cheap toothbrush isn’t an option, there’s lots of…

brush, brush, brush your teeth

Brush, Brush, Brush Your Teeth: Toothbrush Fun for Kids

  If you have children, you know it can be a chore to get them to brush their pearly whites everyday. Not only is brushing their teeth an important way to keep expensive cavities at bay, but healthy teeth make for a healthier body. So if the rewards of health aren’t motivating your little tykes,…

pass the xylitol

Pass the Xylitol

    We all know that sugar wrecks havoc on our bodies—yet we still eat it everyday. You probably do this for many reasons, like convenience or taste. If you are getting tired of hearing about the negative effects of sugar, then maybe it’s time to do something about it. But don’t worry; you’re not…

clean more than your teeth

Clean More Than Your Teeth: Unique Ways to Use Your Bathroom Items

  Have you ever wondered how to save money on household cleaning supplies? Or how to take care of a bug bite without running to the store? You can do these things and more with items you have lying in your bathroom right now: toothpaste, a toothbrush, and dental floss. You might have heard of…

the four-one-one on fluoride

The Four-One-One on Fluoride

  If you read the ingredient list on your toothpaste, or ask your local water treatment plant what they add to the water, you will likely find a substance known as fluoride. Fluoride can be found in many places today, including nature. Fluoride comes from the chemical element fluorine, “F” on the periodic table of…

easy lifestyle changes to make your teeth healthier

Easy Lifestyle Changes for Healthier Teeth

  Going to the dentist beyond routine cleanings can be a chore, especially because it usually means getting a filling or worse. But it doesn’t have to be that way—if you take care of your teeth. There are more ways to keep your teeth out of the way of drills than just daily flossing and…