Flossing is an essential part of a good oral health care routine. Cleaning in between teeth gets rid of food debris and plaque that harbour bacteria which cause gum disease and tooth decay and loss. But is regular flossing or water jet flossing the best option? Here’s our verdict.
You brush for two minutes per day and use mouthwash. But you don’t floss. You figure that your gums don’t bleed and your dentist has never said you have a problem. So how bad is not flossing, really?
Does the thought of sitting in the dentist’s chair make you break out into a cold sweat? You’re not alone. Figures show that around 36% of adults in the US have a fear of the dentist, with 12% reporting their fear is extreme. You may not think so, but it’s a fear you can overcome. Here’s how.
Tooth sensitivity is painful and annoying when you just want to enjoy that cold drink on a warm day, or savour your favourite coffee. So how can you get rid of sensitive teeth? Here’s our guide.
You have a coffee on the way to work. You down a sugary smoothie after the gym. Then there’s the 3pm chocolate bar that you just couldn’t resist. You may brush your teeth twice per day, but it won’t protect your teeth during all those in-between times. You could chew gum. But is chewing gum good for your teeth?