Unobrush

This smart toothbrush will clean all your teeth in just 6 seconds

By: www.digitaltrends.com There are plenty of things in life that are a part of our routine. We’ve gotten used to them. They’re comfortable and familiar. And brushing your teeth is a perfect example. You expect to block out three to four minutes every morning and every night to brush every tooth one at a time until they’re squeaky clean. But not anymore. The creators of Unobrush have reinvented the way we brush our teeth. And, turns out, they’re absolutely crushing it on KickStarter, where the project is being crowdfunded. Looking nothing like a traditional toothbrush, the device uses an ergonomic, patent-pending medical-grade sponge-like mouthpiece and pulsing sonic vibrations to clean all of your teeth simultaneously in just 6 seconds! Think…

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What Are Teeth Made Of?

By Akshima Sahi, BDS, www.news-medical.net Teeth contribute to the important functions of food mastication, swallowing, digestion, speech, and aesthetics in humans. Each tooth component serves a specific purpose. The development of human teeth begins in the womb. Children generally have their primary tooth (deciduous tooth) eruption around 6 months of age. By the age of 12, most primary teeth have been lost and secondary teeth continue to replace those teeth until adulthood. The human tooth is divided into three different parts: *Crown – This is the visible portion of the tooth. It covers nearly two-thirds of the total tooth structure. The crown lies above the gums (gingiva). *Neck- The small and narrow portion lying between the crown and root of…

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Creative ways to keep ‘the dream’ alive for your children

By: Jane Linley-Thomas, www.ecr.co.za Parents have the responsibility to keep the dreams of their kids alive, but sometimes they forget, and then the panic starts to set in. This is what happened with Jane recently. My kids are moving into the age of questioning whether or not Father Christmas, the tooth fairy, and Easter Bunny are real or not. My eldest announced the other day that he thinks Father Christmas had red hair and his wife has short black hair. Hmm. Sounds familiar, right? I am trying to keep the joy alive for the twins, but my daughter is already poking holes in the stories. Fast forward to Wednesday morning. My daughter lost her first tooth. There was much excitement…

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Start your child early on a dental hygiene routine

By: www.indianexpress.com Oral care is not just about having a good smile; it is also about maintaining a consistent oral hygiene to ensure good health of teeth and gums. Babies and toddlers are at just as much risk of dental decay as adults. When it comes to protecting your baby’s teeth and gums, a bit of effort goes a long way, and the earlier the better. Oral hygiene must start at the very beginning of a child’s life. Even before his or her first teeth emerge, certain factors can affect their future appearance and health. Parents should start giving attention to the baby’s oral care and prevention of cavities at an early stage. Babies with good oral hygiene stay healthier…

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What Are Antioxidants? Are They Healthy? Here’s How You Can Include Them In Your Diet

By: www.ndtv.com Antioxidants have been the topic of discussion for a long time. Antioxidants are vitamins and minerals that protect our bodies from the damage done caused by free radicals. Free radicals are molecules which attack our bodies’ healthy cells and weaken the immune system. They provide numerous health benefits and are very important for overall health, because if free radicals are left unchallenged, they can cause many chronic diseases. Therefore, it becomes necessary that we incorporate antioxidants into our diet for a healthy lifestyle. Antioxidants, include vitamins C, A and E, lycopene, lutein, beta-carotene, flavonoids, selenium and they all can be found in certain foods, herbs and spices as well as dietary supplements. Why is it important to include…

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7 Simple Nighttime Tips for Improving Your Overall Oral Health

By BECCA SHAEFFER, www.clevelandleader.com Although it is not visible, your mouth undergoes many things while you are awake and even when you are sound asleep. You chew your food with your teeth, you have all sorts of drinks, and you also use your teeth to do various types of odd things. As a result of this, bacteria tend to gather in your mouth, especially when you are asleep. The end result is cavities, plaque, gingivitis, and tartar in your mouth. Staying away from these oral diseases is very simple. 7 Essential Nighttime Tips to Maintain Your Oral Health Here are 7 simple yet essential nighttime tips to maintain your oral health: 1. Brush Your Teeth Before Bed: When you brush…

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Bad Breath: How To Handle It

By: http://www.digitaljournal.com Halitosis is the scientific name for bad breath and is one of the most common oral concerns among children. What Causes Bad Breath? Poor Oral Hygiene: If your child is not brushing their teeth regularly or is not brushing them well enough, it can lead to bad breath. Plaque that is not brushed away can irritate the gums, and the tongue can harbor bacteria which can produce smelly odors. Mouth Breathing: Your child may be breathing through their mouth as a result of a stuffy nose or as a sleep habit. Unfortunately, this dries out the mouth which results in bad breath. Dehydration: Not drinking enough water will result in bad breath as it allows the mouth to…

Kids With Fruits.

4 lunchbox ideas for fussy eaters

By: Liz Tse, www.newidea.com.au Whether it’s for daycare, preschool or big school, when you pack a lunch box you’re packing an important part of your littlie’s nutritional intake for the day. You can also end up packing a little frustration yourself, though, when the food you’ve lovingly prepared comes back half eaten or, worse, completely untouched! But if you’re finding it tricky to pull together foods your child will eat that will also provide them with the nourishment they need, you’re not alone. The key is not to overfill the lunch box with too many different things. Some end up looking more like fishing tackle boxes than lunch boxes and this large choice can often overwhelm children, not to mention…