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Children and brushing

It is vital to teach children at an early age good dental hygiene habits that they will carry on throughout their lives.  Or at least through the “braces phase” because scummy braces are the worst, am I right? Teeth and Happiness. Having healthy teeth is an important...

Hello, my name is _______, and I have bad breath.

Everyone has experienced bad breath a time or twenty or knows someone who deals with halitosis, which is another word for bad breath.  It is also a polite way of saying, “Your breath is super rank.” Rank breath affects approximately 30% of people around the world. ...

Toothbrush Mania

The concept of toothbrushes came about thousands of years ago and they have evolved just as much as Madonna since their inception. Meet the Electric Toothbrush. The electronic toothbrush was invented in Switzerland in 1954.  While electric toothbrushes are fun, easy...

A natural way to better breath

Mouthwashes, gums, breath strips, mints and sprays are big sellers but the best breath fresheners are not in the aisle with the toothbrushes or by the cash registers. While many of these artificial breath products kill germs or cover up offensive breath smells, all...

Overbrushing can be overkill

“Brush your teeth every day to prevent tooth decay” is standard advice that we’ve all heard since we were children. But as with most things, too much of a good thing is not good. Brushing too much, too vigorously, and using too much toothpaste can cause the very...

Bad Breath: Causes and Treatments

Bad breath, or halitosis, is unpleasant, embarrassing, and fairly common. There are many factors which can cause bad breath, but over 80% of the time the odors originate in the mouth. Poor oral hygiene – lack of proper flossing and brushing – can lead to a...