Oral Hygiene Basics

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  • Tooth Anatomy

    What Are the Different Parts of a Tooth
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  • Developing Teeth: Moving From Primary To Permanent

    Because there are more permanent teeth than primary teeth, the permanent premolars come in behind the primary molars.
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  • Oral Health And Overall Health: Why A Healthy Mouth Is Good For Your Body

    Taking good care of your mouth, teeth and gums is a worthy goal in and of itself. Good oral and dental hygiene can help prevent bad breath, tooth decay and gum disease—and can help you keep your teeth as you get older.
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  • What Is Good Oral Hygiene

    Maintaining good oral hygiene is one of the most important things you can do for your teeth and gums. Healthy teeth not only enable you to look and feel good, they make it possible to eat and speak properly. Good oral health is important to your overall well-being.
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  • Toothbrush Care And Replacement

    To keep your toothbrush and yourself healthy, make sure you let it dry out between uses. Toothbrushes can be breeding grounds for germs, fungus and bacteria, which after a while can build up to significant levels. After using your toothbrush, shake it vigorously under tap water and store it in an upright position so that it can air out.
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  • History Of Toothbrushes And Toothpastes

    Toothbrushing tools date back to 3500-3000 BC when the Babylonians and the Egyptians made a brush by fraying the end of a twig. Tombs of the ancient Egyptians have been found containing toothsticks alongside their owners. Around 1600BC, the Chinese developed
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  • How To Brush - Teeth Brushing Techniques

    Proper brushing takes at least two minutes – that's right, 120 seconds! Most adults do not come close to brushing that long. To get a feel for the time involved, try using a stopwatch. To properly brush your teeth, use short, gentle strokes, paying extra attention to the gumline, hard-to-reach back teeth and areas around fillings, crowns or other restoration.
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  • How To Floss - Flossing Tips

    Proper flossing removes plaque and food particles in places where a toothbrush cannot easily reach – under the gumline and between your teeth. Because plaque build-up can lead to tooth decay and gum disease, daily flossing is highly recommended.
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  • Taking Care Of Your Teeth

    Thanks to better at-home care and in-office dental treatments, more people than ever before are keeping their teeth throughout their lives. Although some diseases and conditions can make dental disease and tooth loss more likely, most of us have a good deal of control over whether we keep our teeth into old age.
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  • Soda Or Pop? It's Teeth Trouble By Any Name

    Soft drinks have emerged as one of the most significant dietary sources of tooth decay, affecting people of all ages. Acids and acidic sugar byproducts in soft drinks soften tooth enamel, contributing to the formation of cavities.
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  • Smart Snacks For Healthy Teeth

    Sugary snacks taste so good – but they aren't so good for your teeth or your body. The candies, cakes, cookies and other sugary foods that kids love to eat between meals can cause tooth decay.
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  • What Are Wisdom Teeth?

    Wisdom teeth are the last molars on each side of the jaws. They are also the last teeth to emerge, or erupt, usually when a person is between 16 and 20.
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  • Keys to Controlling Bad Breath

    Treat bad breath with these simple tips and learn how to prevent future occurrences.
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  • Mouth-Healthy Eating

    If you want to prevent cavities, how often you eat can be just as important as what you eat. That's because food affects your teeth and mouth long after you
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