Find the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our “Short Answer” series. Registered dental hygienist Henry Iffland, RDH, answers this one.
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.
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.
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
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