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When to Know It’s Time to Turn in the Toothbrush

Just like other everyday products, your toothbrush has a shelf life—and a recommended expiration date to boot. We toss old food, replenish vitamins, change batteries, switch out lightbulbs, and more. The same idea behind replacing these products and foods holds true for our toothbrushes. Your toothbrush experiences wear like any other household product, and it…

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How Your Tongue Speaks to Your Health

Tongues are used for tasting, speaking, and even for kissing. But did you know that your tongue can actually give you clues about your health? It’s true! Your tongue can actually help speak to your ongoing oral (and overall) health! It all depends on your tongue’s hue, texture, and feeling or sensation. Here’s what it…

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The Worst Foods for Your Teeth

Think about all you eat in a day: Your teeth go through a lot, don’t they? Breakfast, lunch, dinner, midnight snack (or two!)—there’s a bunch of stuff your teeth are breaking down, biting, and chewing into. And let’s be honest, probably a bit of that food isn’t too good for you. The same is true…

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What Is Tongue Scraping, and Why Is It Beneficial?

We’re all familiar with brushing and flossing. However, even after a particularly aggressive oral hygiene session, you might still notice bad breath. Before you go for a swish and gargle with an abrasive mouthwash, it might be better to opt for a tongue scraper. Tongue scraping helps bad breath at the source without introducing chemicals…

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Mouthwash Can Actually Harm Your Oral Health: Here’s How

Commercial mouthwash isn’t all that it claims to be. In fact, it can actually do more harm than good. For instance, your mouth is teeming with beneficial bacteria that commercial mouthwashes wipe out, along with bad breath. This beneficial bacteria helps keep bad bacteria out and you and your mouth healthy. But this isn’t the…

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Mouth Microbiome

It’s hard to think about bacteria being all over your body, let alone in your mouth—but it is, in both cases. And it’s actually beneficial that some bacteria is there, at least if it’s the right kind. Mouth, or oral, microbiome live in different places in the mouth—and refers to a collection of bacteria that…

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Easy Ways to Whiten Your Teeth at Home

Each year, Americans spend billions of dollars on teeth whitening solutions and over one billion dollars on at-home remedies for whiter teeth. There are plenty of at-home solutions out there, but not all are built the same.  Some remedies use bleach to whiten teeth which can be a health concern for some individuals; others simply…

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