Simple Tips for Battling Gum Disease

Gum disease or gingivitis can strike just about anyone who doesn’t practice good oral hygiene daily, and its effects aren’t only exclusive to the teeth and mouth, either. Thankfully, you can still combat this illness even when you’re already exhibiting its symptoms. Here are some basic things that you can do to fight this problem, whether you’re already suffering through it or not. Continue reading


Knowing the Proper Time to Brush Your Teeth

For everyone, brushing one’s teeth after eating is an ideal routine, as the dentists recommend cleaning the teeth for improved oral health. It helps remove food debris and plaque, the sticky biofilm that gathers on the surfaces and in between teeth, and contain bacteria. Continue reading

How to Correctly Use Your Electric Toothbrush

It’s important to follow the proper brushing guidelines so you get the most out of your device and make sure that you’re receiving the right care for your teeth and gums. Unsure of how to properly use your new electric toothbrush? Follow these tips and brush your way to improved oral health: Continue reading

Electric Toothbrush: How Does It Work?

It helps to first understand how an electric toothbrush works before you shift from manual brushing. Besides knowing why you have to pay more for this modern device, you will also have an idea of how you can maximize its potential in maintaining your oral health. Here’s a closer look at the major components of the device and the system that improves brushing efficiency and experience. Continue reading

A Tale of Two Antiseptics

When dentists prescribe mouthwash for gum disease, two active ingredients often come to mind: chlorhexidine and hexetidine. While the efficacy of mouthwash, in general, in fighting periodontitis is still the subject of scientific debate, the National Health Service has pointed out these antiseptics for this specific purpose.

Antiseptic mouthwashes containing chlorhexidine usually come in the form of chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG). Chlorhexidine, in itself, is often used by doctors as a powerful sanitizer for their hands prior to an operation or as an effective disinfectant for the area for surgery or injection. The addition of gluconic acid helps impart a sweet taste and slight hint of acidity. Continue reading

Brush Rush: Maximizing Your Electric Toothbrush

Electric toothbrushes make brushing teeth a breeze since the oscillating brush heads mimic regular brushing strokes. While it’s tempting to simply pass an electric toothbrush over your teeth quickly, there’s a proper and more effective way to maximize the device. By using an electric toothbrush correctly, you can get more cleaning done and noticeably reduce the chances of tooth decay and gum disease. Continue reading

Manual or Automatic: On Choosing a Toothbrush

To maintain healthy teeth and gums, people need to brush their teeth regularly, and the task requires a toothbrush to perform. Before toothbrushes, folks had to resort to wiping down their teeth with cloth or flossing, and both are very tedious to do regularly. (Flossing survives to this day because it is still effective.) Today, toothbrushes make cleaning teeth a lot more convenient and effective than ever before. Continue reading