Ad Council campaign launches ‘Toothsavers’ gaming app

The mobile game app, geared toward children ages 3 to 6, is available for free in the App Store and Google Play for Android and iOS devices. It is also on the web at 2min2x . In an effort to inspire children to brush their teeth for two minutes, twice a day, the Ad Council…

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Dental Tips for Looking Younger

Tried-and-true brushing and flossing can help you hold on to your good looks longer. By Katrina Woznicki WebMD Feature Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD WebMD Archive Your mouth is more than just a pretty smile. It’s also a gateway to your overall health. Keeping that gateway clean may keep you healthier longer — and…

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MouthHealthy: ADA’s Award-Winning Consumer Website

MouthHealthy.org has information you need to take better care of your mouth today so it will take care of you for life. Visit your life stage and find healthy habits, top concerns, nutrition and fact or fiction information: Pregnancy Babies and Kids Teen Adults Under 40 Adults 40-60 Adults Over 60 Explore ADA Seal of…

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Scary Statistics That Will Make You Want to Brush and Floss More

by: Sandy Johnson, RDH One of the very lucky things about being a dentist is knowing that most oral diseases are preventable. Dentistry has improved greatly over the last several decades, and we know that for most people, if you brush, floss and visit your dentist regularly, you’ll most likely be OK. That’s why it…

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The Best And Worst Crunchy Foods For Your Teeth

by: Sandy Johnson, RDH Today is “Eat a Red Apple Day”! You’ve probably heard that an apple a day keeps the doctor away. But did you know they are also good for your teeth? What about all those other foods that go CRUNCH? This week we’re breaking down the best and worst crisp and crunchy…

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When It Comes To Toothpaste, Should You Go Natural?

by: Sandy Johnson, RDH You’ve probably noticed “natural” products popping up in stores – even in the oral hygiene section. So what exactly does it mean for toothpaste to be “natural”? The biggest difference between natural toothpaste and the others is what natural toothpaste doesn’t contain: Artificial sweeteners: Some toothpaste contains sweeteners such as saccharin.…

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