Category Archives: Oral Hygiene

Why a Soft Bristled Toothbrush?

Surprisingly, when asked, a significant number of our patients indicate that they use either a medium or hard-bristle toothbrush. When asked why, most people reply that they believe that a medium or hard-bristle brush does a better job of cleaning … Continue reading

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The average American consumes about 31 teaspoons of sugar per day, which amounts to 496 calories or 20% of their caloric intake. Humans were not designed to eat large amounts of sugar, although we do it every day. These sugary … Continue reading

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Dry Mouth

Dry mouth leaves the mouth without enough saliva to wash away food and neutralize plaque, leaving you more susceptible to tooth decay and periodontal disease. In addition, dry mouth can cause sore throat, problems with speaking, difficulty swallowing and hoarseness. … Continue reading

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