1. Health
Send to a Friend via Email

Basic Dental Care- Brushing, Flossing, Check-Up's

Dental information for all ages. Learn how to achieve healthy teeth and gums at home and why you should visit your dentist regularly.
  1. Gum Disease (10)

Understanding the Dental Exam
Find out what takes place during a dental exam and how to better understand the process of routine dental care.

Are There Canker Sore Treatments and Remedies That Work?
Canker sores are painful lesions that develop inside the mouth. Find out how to treat canker sores at home, plus find out when you should see your dentist for treatment.

All About Dental X-rays
Everything you need to know about dental x-rays, including how often you should get them, descriptions of the different types, what they are used for, and much more.

Soda and Teeth -- The Relationship Between Soda and Teeth
The term "Mountain Dew Mouth" is used to describe a form of tooth decay that is caused by the excessive consumption of sugary soda pop. While this form of tooth decay is not very common, many parents feel the need to limit or completely restrict soda from their child's diet. Do you allow your children to drink soda?

Gift Giving - Dental Gifts
How would you respond if you received a dental product as a gift? Share your opinion.

Bad Breath - Has Someone Ever Told You That You Have Bad Breath?
Has someone ever told you that you have bad breath? Share your stories here.

Canker Sores - Do You Know What Causes Your Canker Sores?
Do you know what causes your canker sores? Share your stories here.

Canker Sores - How Often Do You Get Canker Sores?
How often do you get canker sores? Share you stories here.

Do You Feel All Tangled Up When it Comes to Flossing?
Flossing between your teeth is just as important as brushing. Your toothbrush bristles simply cannot reach between the teeth and below the gumline in the same area. To prevent tooth decay from occurring in between your teeth, follow these simple step by step instructions and make flossing part of your daily hygiene routine.

Easy to Follow Instructions for Using the Correct Tooth Brushing Technique
Use this simple step by step guide to brushing for optimum results and healthy teeth and gums.

Floss - How Often Do You Floss Your Teeth
How often do you floss your teeth? Share your answer here.

Fluoride - Do You Think Fluoride Should be Added to Public Dr…
Do you think fluoride should be added to public water drinking water?

Halloween - Candy - Do You Hand Out an Alternative to Candy H…
Do you hand out an alternative to candy Halloween night? Share you Halloween candy alternatives here.

How Do I Get Rid of Bad Breath?
Bad breath is an embarrassing condition that can strike anywhere at anytime. Learn about the simple ways to treat your bad breath, and ways to stop if from occurring in the first place.

How to Brush- Detailed Instruction
Follow this detailed guide on how to brush your teeth properly and expect your dentist and hygienist to notice the difference at your next check-up and cleaning.

Mouthguard - Do You Wear a Mouthguard When Participating in Sports?
Do you wear a mouthguard when you participate in sports? If you don't, tell me why. Share your stories in my reader respond section on mouthguards.

Plaque Attack
Plaque is continually forming on our teeth and gums. Find out what plaque is and how it damages your teeth and gums.

Pregnancy Gingivitis - Gingivitis During Pregnancy
Pregnancy gingivitis is a common condition in pregnant women. Share your stories here.

Pregnancy Oral Health Guidelines
Oral health guidelines for pregnant women.

Replace Your Toothbrush - You Know It's Time to Replace our T…
You Know It's Time to Replace our Toothbrush When... Share how you know it's time to replace your toothbrush.

Understanding Periodontitis
Periodontitis is an advanced form of gum disease. Learn the causes of periodontitis and ways to prevent this often devastating disease from progressing.

What Causes Canker Sores?
Canker sores are painful lesions in the mouth. Learn about the common causes associated with canker sores.

What is Abrasion?
Abrasion is a condition that effects your tooth and may cause tooth sensitivity. Learn the causes of abrasion and how to prevent it.

What is Enamel?
Learn about the hardest substance in your body and how easily it is distrusted.

What is Fluoride?
Find out why fluoride is used in toothpaste and at the dental office. Learn about the benefits of fluoride and why it is recommended by the American Dental Association for the benefit of healthy teeth for people of all ages.

What Type of Mouthguard Offers the Best Protection?
Mouthguards are valuable pieces of equipment that should be used when playing sports, especially contact sports. Choosing the right type of mouthguard could have an effect on the level of protection you will receive. Learn how to chose the right mouthguard for your specific needs.

How To Make Saline Solution
Here is how to make your own saline solution for rinsing your mouth.

Can I Get a Second Opinion If I'm Not Happy With My Dentists …
If you are not comfortable with your dentists diagnosis or treatment recommendations, can you get a second opinion?

Can I Access My Dental Records?
Find out if you have the right to access your dental records.

Patients' Rights and Dentistry
A patients' rights in the dental office are often not fully understood by patients' themselves. Understanding how certain rights apply to dentistry and dental should be a priority for every dental patient.

What Is Water Fluoridation?
Have you ever wondered what water fluoridation is? If so, I have broken down the basics behind water fluoridation for you.

The Water Fluoridation Debate
Water fluoridation is a hot topic in dentistry and the medical community in general. Many oppose water fluoridation, yet many organizations continue to advocate water fluoridation as beneficial for the general public.

Pregnancy and Your Oral Health
Here is exactly what you need to know about taking care of your teeth and gums while you are pregnant. Pregnancy can have an unpleasant impact on the health of your mouth, but there are things you can do to help.

Dental Sealants
Dental sealants are just as effective for adults as they are for children and teenagers. What are sealants and why are they recommended by dentists.

Recipes for a Healthier Smile
These great recipes will help you maintain a healthy and beautiful smile when used in conjunction with a regular dental care routine. Use the key ingredients to create your own amazing meals.

Ingredients to Keep Your Smile in Top Shape
These key ingredients will help you keep your teeth and gums healthy and happy. They are readily accessible and can be used in many different recipes.

Basic Dental Care Information
Everything you need to know about basic dental care, from cavities, gum disease, and early childhood tooth decay to brushing, flossing, x-rays and dental examinations.

Snake Oil Pulling
Oil Pulling oral hygiene snake oil health myths dental hygiene

What is oil pulling?

Crest Vs. Colgate: The Ultimate Fight for Your Oral Healthcare Dollar
what tooth paste is best? colgate total with triclosan toothpaste is the best toothpaste according to studies.

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.

We comply with the HONcode standard
for trustworthy health
information: verify here.