Routine oral care and specialty dental procedures are safe during pregnancy. Good dental hygiene helps keep you and your baby healthy.
In studies, electric toothbrushes tend to show a decrease in plaque and gingivitis compared to regular brushing. But you do not need to use an electric toothbrush to clean your teeth effectively, a dental hygienist says.
Got white fungus in your mouth? Oh joy. Thrush can be annoying (that’s putting it mildly), but there’s no need to stress. Find out when you need to see a doctor and how to keep that yucky stuff from making a repeat visit.
It’s not just those baby teeth that are at stake! Here’s why parents need to start brushing their kids’ teeth as soon as they come in.
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Even if you’re an oral hygiene all-star, you might be leaving bad bacteria behind if you aren’t tongue brushing or tongue scraping. Here’s why and how to add it to your routine.
Discover the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our Short Answer series. Registered dental hygienist Henry Iffland, RDH, answers this one.