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8 of the best electric toothbrushes, according to online reviews

BY DALVIN BROWN, www.mashable.com Tooth be told, we’re wild about connected technology. And since you’re here, you probably are too. All jokes aside, oral hygiene and the healthy of your teeth are seriously important. We’ve all seen those electric toothbrush commercials that claim to be the best at cleaning between your gums, preventing cavities, warding off gum disease, yadda yadda yadda. But how do you know which ones are really worth the space in that cup by your sink? How do you know what features are actually useful? We like to think that the best way to tell if you’ll be satisfied with any tech purchase is by asking people who already own whatever you’re looking to buy. So, we…

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The health benefit of brushing your tongue

By: Duke Oreva, www.pulse.ng Brushing the teeth two twice a day without cleaning the tongue is as good as not brushing at all. This is because the tongue is a breeding ground for bacteria and when not cleaned, it causes everything from bad breath to infections. It is important to note that the tongue is not just contained with harmless saliva. It’s a carrier of biofilm or a group of microorganisms. And unfortunately, getting rid of it isn’t as simple as drinking water or using mouthwash. As a matter of fact, it’s difficult to kill the bacteria in the biofilm because, for example, when mouth rinses are used, only the outer cells of the biofilm are destroyed; thereby leaving the…

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When Should A Baby See A Dentist For The First Time? Earlier Than You Think

By: Shari Maurer, www.romper.com Taking care of your kids’ teeth is as important as taking care of the rest of their bodies. Looking at your toothless wonder, it may be hard to imagine a life full of dental visits, orthodontia, and maybe even oral surgery (because wisdom teeth rarely behave themselves and often need to be removed) but they are all a reality and may come sooner than you might think. If you want to get an early start on dental health, you might wonder when your baby should see a dentist to make sure you don’t get behind on their tooth care. Within six months of those little white gems poking through their baby gums or when they are…

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3 Reasons It’s Important to Care for Your Teeth Starting Now

By: Naomi Webb, www.tgdaily.com Losing teeth may not seem common, but it is. Studies show that by the age of 50, the average American has already lost 12 teeth. There are a lot of reasons that teeth are lost, and these can include: Tooth decay, Injury, Gum disease, and Smoking also leads to tooth loss. Caring for your teeth is a must, and it’s a habit that every parent should be sharing with their kids, too. When you take good care of your teeth, you’ll: Reduce your risk of serious health problems. Serious health problems are linked to bad oral hygiene and dental health. Studies have shown a link between gum disease and diabetes, oral cancer, heart disease, dementia and…

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Your Kid’s Bedtime Routine Could Make Them Healthier

By: Vanessa Taylor, www.romper.com Kids are notorious for not always enjoying their bedtime routine — from hating baths to rebelling against sleep itself. It can be tempting for parents to give up on the routine altogether, wondering what’s the point of fighting every single night, but don’t give up! A new study has found that your kid’s bedtime routine could help them sleep better, improve their performance in school, and set them up for success as they age. Co-authored by psychologist Dr. Julia Allen, “Bedtime Routines Child Wellbeing & Development” found, according to The Herald, “Lower levels of anxiety, anger, and fatigue being reported by parents with optimal bedtime routines.” To reach this conclusion, researchers involved 50 parents of kids…

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Vitamin A helps maintain healthy teeth

By Madeleine Burry, www.prevention.com Ever wonder how you can make your way around your home in the middle of the night without crashing into a wall? Thank good ol’ vitamin A. The fat-soluble nutrient helps maintain night vision, among a trillion other things. “Vitamin A does a lot in the body,” says Lisa Samuels, RD, founder of The Happie House. It aids immune function and helps maintain healthy vision, teeth, bones, skin, and nails, Samuels says. Vitamin A also supports cell growth and plays a critical role in the maintenance of various vital organs including the heart, lungs, and kidneys, according to the National Institutes of Health. Though vitamin A deficiency is rare in the United States, ensuring you include…

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Fighting cavities without a dentist drill

By: Melanie Falcon, www.wfmz.com Not many people look forward to going to the dentist, especially children. Now, there’s a new liquid doctors are using to fight cavities painlessly, without a drill. Just ask Uriah’s mom how much they both hate the dentist’s office. “Crying, screaming, running, don’t want you to look in his mouth,” said Andrea Webb. But those nightmarish appointments may be just a bad memory, even for someone with cavities, thanks to a new liquid called silver diamine fluoride. It’s been used in other countries for decades, but it was only recently approved by the FDA for the United States. It’s marketed as advantage arrest. Here’s how it works: The liquid desensitizes the tooth. The anti-microbial properties also…

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Five Habits That Prevent Teeth Damage

By: http://www.en.netralnews.com Prevention is better than cure, as is the case with teeth. To prevent the discoloration of your teeth it is advisable to take precautions as soon as possible. Here are some preventive steps you can take, namely: 1. Brushing your teeth at least twice a day, after lunch and before bedtime. Brush your teeth the right way by rotating. To be more leverage is recommended to replace the toothbrush 3-4 months. Choose a soft bristle toothbrush with a brush head that can reach all parts of the tooth. Do not forget the tongue brush, which is a gathering place of bacteria that can cause bad breath. 2. Choose the toothpaste as natural as possible. Avoid using existing toothpaste…