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Thanks to technology you’re already aware that you log 10,000 steps a day, get about three hours of REM sleep a night, and rarely exceed your allotted daily 2,200 calories. But how much data are you collecting about your plaque buildup?
Probably not enough. Some 96 percent of Americans have tooth decay by the time they hit age 65 according to a recent study by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More than a quarter of Americans have untreated cavities, according to the study.
It gets worse. One Harvard study found that men with a history of periodontitis had a 64 percent higher risk of developing pancreatic cancer than those…
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It’s easy to bristle at a $200 AI-powered toothbrush, but not for the reasons you might think.
Dental hygiene has come a long way since the days of wine-soaked toothpicks and the urine mouthwash once thought to disinfect mouths and whiten teeth.
Modern oral hygiene devices are specifically designed to clean even difficult to reach areas in the mouth and are highly effective, but only when done correctly. However, some alternative cleaning techniques, such as oil pulling, are useful additions.
From tortoiseshell toothbrushes with silk bristles to “marine bio-active” mouthwash, dental hygiene is going upscale in the age of high-end essentials.
You brush your teeth and floss on the reg. You’ve tried everything from the latest toothpaste to whitening strips, gels, and trays but nothing seems to give you that 100-watt smile. So what’s the best way to get gleaming pearly whites?
For those who eschew the toothbrush and the dental floss, this could be a wakeup call. For those who do follow regular oral hygiene, you can add prevention of heart disease as yet another benefit to taking those few minutes to keep those pearly whites shining.
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Brushing your teeth, flossing and visiting the dentist keep your teeth and gums healthy, but maintaining good oral hygiene is also important for your overall health, research suggests.
In order to maintain a healthy body and mouth, consuming vitamin-rich foods and little fat is key. But it’s easy to forget about the basics of well-maintained teeth and gums in a society that focuses on overarching preventative and treatment options. It’s not to say that those measures are not beneficial, because they are, but it won’t get you far if you aren’t following the golden rules of oral health.
People with swollen gums, missing teeth and other signs of poor dental health are more likely to be infected orally with the human papillomavirus...
Oil pulling—the Ayurvedic practice of swishing oil in your mouth—may not be bad for you, but there's little evidence that it cleans teeth and none that it can cure anything else.
People in the Middle Ages considered healthy, white teeth a sign of beauty and wrote of sweet-smelling breath as a desirable attribute. So, not surprisingly, we have extensive evidence that people liked to keep their teeth clean and a large amount of evidence of toothpastes and teeth powders, as well as mouth washes and treatments for halitosis.
From a public health point of view, the biggest problem with oral care is that most people aren’t taking basic measures to protect their teeth and gums.
Having bad dental hygiene can make it difficult for anyone to say something as simple as cheese or to smile.
Brushing your teeth is such a natural part of your routine (we hope) that you may not give much thought to whether you’re actually doing it correctly. Knowing exactly what to do and how often to do it makes a significant difference in the overall health and appearance of your smile.
Good oral hygiene helps to prevent dental problems - mainly plaque and tartar (calculus) which are the main causes of gum disease and caries (tooth decay). Good oral hygiene may also help to prevent or delay dental erosion.