The ADA recommends changing your toothbrush every 3-4 months, so make a resolution to change your toothbrush with every season this year. Frayed and broken bristles won’t keep your teeth clean—these are signs it’s time to let go. When you’re shopping, look for one with the ADA Seal of Acceptance.
Brushing Too Hard
Be gentle with your teeth. You may think brushing harder will remove more leftover food and the bacteria that loves to eat it, but a gentle brushing is all that’s needed. Too much pressure may damage your gums.
Storing Your Brush Improperly
When you’re done brushing, keep your toothbrush upright and let it air dry in the open. Avoid keeping your toothbrush in a closed container, where germs have more opportunity to grow.
Kari L. Sakurai , D.D.S.Dr. Sakurai is on staff at UCLA Medical Center, St. John's Health, SM-UCLA Orthopedic Hospital, and at LAC+USC as Assistant Adjunct Professor of Clinical Dentistry. With over 25 years of clinical experience and teaching at cutting edge, Universities helps us deliver the evidence-based technology care to our patients.
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While I can't speak to the economic situation at hand... I can talk about your gums! Gum recession can be prevented or at least slowed down.
Common causes are:
1) Aggressive brushing.
2) Poor nutrition.
3) Teeth Grinding
Did you know those straighter teeth are not only highly esthetic but also healthier because they are easier to maintain? Studies show that teeth aligned properly in the bone withstand the pressures of chewing (up to 800 psi) when you have proper support!
Kombucha has a reputation for being an aid to digestion and health. It was first brewed in China and then spread to Japan and Russia about 2000 years ago. It has recently become popular here in the US. But... what are the facts?
In honor of Valentine's Day want to remind you to take care of your heart with your smile! Harvard Health states that the chronic inflammatory process from gum disease makes you 3x as susceptible to a heart attack or Stroke!