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.
Find the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our “Short Answer” series. Registered dental hygienist Henry Iffland, RDH, answers this one.
People swear by all sorts of folk wisdom when it comes to keeping a clean toothbrush. Some run it through the dishwasher. Others soak the head in mouthwash or effervescent denture cleaner. Still others freeze it, boil it or invest in a pricey ultraviolet toothbrush “sanitizer.” But here’s the bottom line from an expert: “None … Read More
Contributor: Todd Coy, DMD, Section Head of Cleveland Clinic’s Dentistry Program Problems in your mouth are often temporary, like bad breath from spicy food or mouth sores and blisters from eating pizza topped with scalding hot cheese. While these are nothing to fret about, there are changes in your mouth that should cause concern. You … Read More