How do you get orthodontists to research—let alone talk about—this taboo topic? Appeal to their sense of loyalty and form an alumni practice-based research network, of course.
One Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry alumna has developed a neutralizing mouthwash to help an underdiagnosed — and often undertreated — patient population.
When it comes to good hygiene, we all know to brush our teeth. But, have you ever thought about the amount of germs that collect on your tongue? Much like a paint scraper takes old residue off of a wall, scraping your tongue will help remove oral bacteria that live in hard-to-reach places.
You run out of toothpaste and find yourself once again in the aisle with dozens of options. Do you go with the brand you have been using since childhood? Maybe you pick one because the packaging catches your eye, or maybe you are more practical and are looking for something that you hope will prevent troubling mouth problems. Whatever your strategy, these tips will help you determine which toothpaste is best for you.
A quick glance in the mouth and your dentist can spot a plethora of bad habits, like opening bobby pins with your teeth or chewing ice. But did you know they can also see more serious health issues that may be lurking elsewhere in the body?