How to Achieve a Healthy Mouth as a Caregiver

If you notice your loved one has poor oral health, it may be a sign they need help from a...
If you notice your loved one has poor oral health, it may be a sign they need help from a caregiver. Here are some tips you can take to assist an aging loved one maintain oral health. Encourage daily oral home care. Setting reminders is important. Brush twice a day and clean between the teeth once a day. Keep removable dentures and partials clean. Clean daily and remove at night. Schedule regular dental professional visits. This is a great preventive...
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Plaque is Playing Hard to Get!

Dental Plaque is a sticky film that constantly forms on your teeth. If you don't clean properly, plaque will be...
Dental Plaque is a sticky film that constantly forms on your teeth. If you don't clean properly, plaque will be left behind, especially between the teeth and along the gum line.When plaque accumulates in these areas, it causes inflamed gums (gingivitis), with redness and swelling. Inflamed gums may bleed when you clean your teeth.Left untreated, this can lead to gum disease. Even effective brushing only removes about 60% of the plaque in your mouth, the rest is found BETWEEN your...
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Start New Habits to Achieve a Healthy Mouth

Forming habits has long been studied. As humans we desire to become better, yet it is often difficult. When it...
Forming habits has long been studied. As humans we desire to become better, yet it is often difficult. When it comes to oral health, we often want to make a behavior change, like brushing longer or cleaning between our teeth more often, but we can’t seem to align our desire with our behavior. Do you think about brushing your teeth every morning, or do you repeat this action on autopilot? Many times, you do this action without even thinking. You...
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Oral Cancer Awareness Month

When we hear the word cancer it might seem like a distance term, or you may have a very personal...
When we hear the word cancer it might seem like a distance term, or you may have a very personal experience. “1 in 3 people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime” (cancer.org). Cancer impacts many people.    April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month, which raises awareness about oral cancer and the importance of completing self-exams. Oral Cancer starts in the oral cavity (mouth) and the oropharynx (neck and throat). The oral cavity consists of your lips, the inside...
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Tips to Help You Brush Better

Tips to Help You Brush Better Do you think about the way you are brushing your teeth every day or...
Tips to Help You Brush Better Do you think about the way you are brushing your teeth every day or is it more of an automatic procedure? It is a well-known recommendation to brush twice a day, but your technique also matters. Here are some simple tips to make your brushing more effective. 1. Review your techniqueGenerally, most plaque accumulates along the gumline and between the teeth. When brushing the goal is to feel the bristles along the gumline. Aim...
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Dental Professionals

During the month of March there are specific days set aside to show appreciation for dental professionals. The first week...
During the month of March there are specific days set aside to show appreciation for dental professionals. The first week is dental assistant appreciation week and March 6th is dentist day. This is also a time to remind everyone about the importance of regular dental checkups. Everyone on the dental team has a unique role in supporting excellent oral health. The different roles of dental professionals The dental assistant has many varied responsibilities from assisting the dentist during a variety...
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Children’s Dental Health

February is Children’s Dental Health Month. This month-long national health observance was initiated by the American Dental Association (ADA). It...
February is Children’s Dental Health Month. This month-long national health observance was initiated by the American Dental Association (ADA). It is intended to bring together dedicated professionals, healthcare providers, and educators to promote the benefits of good oral health to children, their caregivers, teachers, and many others. Establishing good oral habits at a young age is the first step to healthy teeth, the whole life through.   The Importance of Baby Teeth Baby teeth, also known as primary teeth, allow...
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Hate Flossing? Try These 3 Alternatives!

  While cleaning between your teeth is 100% necessary, flossing isn’t the only option! Top 3 Alternatives to Floss  ...
  While cleaning between your teeth is 100% necessary, flossing isn’t the only option! Top 3 Alternatives to Floss   TePe® Interdental Brush Interdental brushes are highly effective in removing dental plaque between teeth, plus interdental brushes are also often easier to use compared to other options, such as floss. TePe EasyPick™ TePe EasyPick™ is the easy and efficient way to clean between your teeth on the go, leaving your mouth fresh and healthy. It cleans efficiently between the teeth...
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Guide to Preventing Gum Disease and Cavities

Healthy teeth throughout life also affects your overall health! Research supports a connection between oral and general health, so it...
Healthy teeth throughout life also affects your overall health! Research supports a connection between oral and general health, so it is important to keep your mouth healthy. Your smile not only brings you confidence, but your teeth allow you to chew and speak properly. It is important to have proper oral care and visit your dental professional to prevent gum disease and cavities. What is gum disease? Have you ever noticed bleeding when brushing or cleaning between your teeth? Swollen...
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Common Oral Concerns

When visiting your dental professional, you may have questions related to the appearance of your teeth, how your mouth feels,...
When visiting your dental professional, you may have questions related to the appearance of your teeth, how your mouth feels, or you may be experiencing pain. Regardless of age, oral health is essential for quality of life. Here are a few common oral concerns. Bad breath Dry mouth Tooth sensitivity Bad Breath Bad breath, or halitosis, can be embarrassing and affect a person’s social life. There are different causes that can be considered. In 80-90% of cases, bad breath originates...
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Oral and General Health Connection

Oral and General Health Connection Your mouth is a window into your body. The mouth can show signs of general...
Oral and General Health Connection Your mouth is a window into your body. The mouth can show signs of general infection, side effects to medications, nutritional deficiencies, signs of systemic diseases, and more. By having good oral hygiene and visiting your dental professional regularly you are taking care of your entire body! What is gum disease? Have you ever noticed bleeding when brushing or cleaning between your teeth? Swollen and bleeding gums are early signs that your gums are inflamed...
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