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Are You Flossing Correctly?   

Flossing is just as important as brushing. Unlike brushing, you only have to floss once a day. However, flossing still prevents tooth decay by limiting the number of bacteria lodged between your teeth. Additionally, flossing also helps prevent heart disease by relieving your mouth of harmful bacteria. When you brush, you don't reach [...]

Does More Fluoride in Toothpastes Lead to Better Cavity Prevention?

Fluoride toothpaste has been proven to help prevent tooth decay. The level of fluoride concentration that is effective for this purpose is 1000 ppm (parts per million), so that’s what most toothpaste with the ADA symbol of approval use. Although toothpastes often deviate from their stated fluoride levels, a fluoride toothpaste should [...]

Can Behavioral Therapy Help You Improve Your Oral Hygiene

For many years, there has been a powerful stigma attached to any kind of psychological therapy. It was believed that this solution was only appropriate for people with serious mental health issues. Therefore, anyone who was seeking therapy must have problems, so people were reluctant to get therapy, and, when they did, they were reluctant [...]

New Statistics Highlight Australia’s Oral Hygiene Failures

Australia’s first comprehensive Oral Health Tracker has been released — but before you get excited, you should know that the news isn’t great. According to the statistics, Australians are suffering high levels of tooth decay as a result of bad habits and poor oral hygiene. Let’s just say that if the Oral Health Tracker were [...]

New 3D-Printed Gadget Could Make Flossing a Snap

Do you spend all day looking forward to that time of night, right before bed, when you can finally stand in front of your bathroom mirror and thoughtfully, carefully floss between each and every tooth? Yeah, didn’t think so. For most people, flossing is at best a necessary evil. Since more than 30% of Australians [...]