Dental Hygiene

Dental Hygiene With TMJ Disorder

When your jaw hurts and you find yourself faced with the task of brushing and flossing, you may feel exhausted. Dental hygiene, which was once a simple chore, suddenly becomes something that you are not certain how to approach without making your TMJ disorder worse and without dealing with discomfort, such as popping and pain in your jaw joints. How to proceed, you wonder? Doesn’t hygiene remain just as important? Heed our helpful advice, so you may quickly overcome this problem.

Properly Utilize Your Toothbrush

Your teeth do so much for your mouth and your overall health. They chew your food so you can digest it and stay energized, they help maintain your facial structure, and they let you express yourself with a nice big smile. You owe it to your teeth to give them the best care possible. Doing that starts with the daily act of brushing your teeth. Are you brushing your teeth right? There may be room to improve your habits. Thankfully, you can properly utilize your toothbrush with these tips.

3 Flossing Tips To Keep Your Smile Radiant

Flossing can often be overlooked by the general population; like the nerdy sibling of brushing your teeth. Everybody understands the importance of using a toothbrush, but nobody really appreciates how vital flossing is to maintaining your oral health. While your toothbrush does a fine job cleaning the outside of your teeth, flossing is the only way to remove the plaque and bacteria that lies between them. It is absolutely necessary to keep your teeth healthy. Here are 3 flossing tips to keep your smile radiant.

ADA: 3 Ways To Identify Products

If you know anything about the American Dental Association (ADA), you know that one of the benefits of their existing is the fact that they accept certain products. If the particular dental hygiene item you’ve chosen carries the ADA Seal of Acceptance, then you can rest very easy knowing that it’s going to work for you. You also know that it’s been tested for safety, so you can purchase the toothpaste, toothbrush, dental floss, or otherwise without any major reservations. While this is all well and good, you might wonder if there’s an easy way to identify such products. No worries: We’ve got you covered!

Does Sensitivity Toothpaste Really Work?

A question that we receive quite often goes something like this: Does sensitivity toothpaste really work? Well, in short the answer is yes, it really does offer desensitizing properties for your dental nerves. However, all of the details that go into this specific topic are much more far reaching. As a result, we encourage you to consider the particulars, so you know all about how to address the sensitive sensations that are affecting your smile.

3 Tips For Finding Floss You Fancy  

When you think about your dental floss, what type of emoji might you used to express your feelings? An overjoyed one? An angry face? Perhaps the crying face with tears streaming down its cheeks. If you’re not happy with your floss, you won’t be happy with your flossing experience. If you like your floss, you will be more than pleased with this part of your dental hygiene. As it stands, it’s time to take in some helpful tips to ensure your floss puts a (healthy) smile on your face.

Take Two Toothpaste Tips To Heart

When you’re doing your best to figure out all the ins and outs of keeping your smile healthy, one of your main concerns is likely finding a way to optimize your dental hygiene. Once you’ve got your brush chosen and your questions answered about the frequency of brushing sessions and the like, you may find that you’re still unsure about toothpaste. Which kind should you use? Does it matter? Are there certain things to pay attention to and others to stop worrying about? We can help. Fortunately, once you learn the details, you’ll know what you’re doing for life!

Tips For Brushing At Work

Are you someone who takes your dental care pretty seriously? So seriously, in fact, that you would like to perform a dental hygiene session after you eat a meal or a snack? However, your efforts in brushing and flossing at work have backfired in some way or another? If this sounds familiar, you might just be in need of some simple suggestions you have not considered before. Think through a couple tips that may be of assistance (and give yourself a pat on the back for your extra thoughtful care!).

What Your Toothbrush Cannot Do

whywomanYou may have a moment when you suddenly think to yourself that you’re going to become more of a minimalist. As a result, you decide that when it comes to your dental hygiene, you’re going to just stick with a toothbrush and toothpaste (and that brushing will see you through no matter what)! Unfortunately, you’re overlooking the fact that while a brush and paste are quite beneficial and powerful for preventive care, they cannot do it all. Let’s consider some good examples of why you need more than your toothbrush.

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