Posts Tagged: dental care



September 11th, 2017
4 Easiest Ways to Care for Your Gums

When we think about a healthy mouth, most of us picture pearly teeth – but in fact the health of your gums is just as important! Your gums are so important that there is an entire month (September) devoted to their care. This National Gum Care Month, take a minute to refresh on the four… Read more »

September 7th, 2017
Oral health reads through the ages

For International Literacy Day, we’re checking out popular oral-health themed reads for every age group. Have you read any of books the below? Do you have some favorites? Tell us what you think on Facebook or Twitter! Infant/Toddler   Brush Brush Brush by Alicia Padron This toddler-focused book is meant to help kids learn about… Read more »

August 10th, 2017
Are all toothpastes the same?

From ancient Egypt to early Greece, humans have long used pastes and scrubs to clean teeth, freshen breath and support a healthy mouth. While we’ve evolved beyond the toothpaste ingredients of crushed bones or burnt eggshells that our ancestors used (phew), we still rely on toothpaste for the same reasons. With all the options out… Read more »

August 7th, 2017
Athletes and Oral Health – How Your Routine Affects Your Smile

Exercise can be great for your lungs. It also strengthens muscles, helps prevent heart disease, builds endurance and even improves your mood. But it may not be so great for your teeth. According to the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, athletes who train frequently tend to have more cavities and tooth erosion… Read more »

August 1st, 2017
3 Reasons Why Gardening is the Perfect Metaphor for Dental Hygiene

by Leah Kinney, RDH, MS   I love gardening. There’s just something about digging in the dirt and planting a tiny seed that grows and bears food that is magical to me. Gardening also requires daily maintenance and care, which is why it’s the perfect metaphor for dental hygiene and oral health. You have to… Read more »

July 31st, 2017
Which Tooth is That?

By Leah Kinney, RDH, MS Did you know that each of your teeth have individual names? Your baby (primary) teeth are identified by their own letters, and permanent teeth are identified by numbers.     In addition to being named, each “type” of tooth also has a very specific job! Incisors are used for biting… Read more »