Why is your saliva sticky? Saliva itself has two main components, a thin fluid, and a thicker fluid. They combine for best effectiveness. When there are external or internal factors that change the consistency of saliva, then it does not function as well.
Do you want to know what mouthwash is best for you? Unfortunately, even with the passage of time, if you read the labels of some popular commercial common mouth washes you will find some ingredients which can be harmful! The best ingredients are anti-bacterial without any toxic effects. If it stings, or burns, it does not follow that it is good for you!
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. Your questions about a baby or toddler, may involve thumb sucking, when your child’s first dental visit should be or cleaning your child’s teeth. Your own dentist is an excellent resource to consult.
Toothbrushes are easily contaminated with both bacteria and viruses after one use. When the brush is wiped on the toothpaste tube to place toothpaste on it, viruses are transferred to the tube
Some fortunate people never get cavities. They have inherited oral bacteria that do not include destructive Strep Mutans. For others not so fortunate, scientists have found that replacing the “bad” bacteria with” better” bacteria can be done with the use of oral probiotics.
White teeth are prized in our society. This is a relatively new outlook, since in the past, some cultures have recognized black teeth or even no teeth as socially advanced. In pursuit of white teeth, there are many different methods to achieve whitening.
Follow these 5 steps to diminish the chances of destructive gum disease. Gum bleeding is not a healthy or normal sign. It indicates that there is infection, and it should be attended to and not ignored since it will not go away on its own.
Taking your teeth for granted is something that we all do. Since we have extraordinarily little consciousness of what lies just inside the lips, the only time we start to take notice is when something does not feel quite right, or worse, when something becomes painful.
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Studies within the past 3 to 5 years published in the ‘Journal of the American Dental Association’ and ‘Pediatrics’ support the finding that dental malocclusions are preventable with breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life.