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Improve Dental Hygiene (Overview)

Good dental hygiene keeps your teeth clean and your breath fresh. It also can improve your overall health - increasing evidence suggests that poor dental hygiene can lead to a variety of serious illnesses. Fortunately, practicing good oral hygiene is relatively easy to do. Remember to drink lots of water, and brush your teeth after every meal and at bedtime, and floss your teeth thoroughly every day. A water pic after brushing will also remove traces of food left behind. If you suffer from bad breath, daily rinses with an alcohol-based mouthwash and a tongue scraper can help. Your mouth and your body will thank you for it.


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What are the best ways to improve my dental hygiene?

What are the best ways to improve my dental hygiene?

Awareness&Education: Asking the question is the first step. Brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits are the next. As you fine tune things, you may delve into diet management, additional hygiene tools, and continued technique refinement. Talk to you dentist and hygienist and keep improving :). ...Read more

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Improve Dental Hygiene (Overview)

Good dental hygiene keeps your teeth clean and your breath fresh. It also can improve your overall health - increasing evidence suggests that poor dental hygiene can lead to a variety of serious illnesses. Fortunately, practicing good oral hygiene is relatively easy to do. Remember to drink lots of water, and brush your teeth after every meal and at bedtime, and floss your teeth thoroughly every day. A water pic after brushing will also remove traces of food left behind. If you suffer from bad breath, daily rinses with an alcohol-based mouthwash and a tongue scraper can help. Your mouth and your body will thank you for it.


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Do water picks really help dental hygiene?

Do water picks really help dental hygiene?

Yes: A water pick will help remove more plaque than not using it. It should always be used in conjunction with good brushing and dental exams. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Sandler Dr. Sandler
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Improve dental hygiene (Tip)

Use a soft toothbrush and change it at least every three months for good oral hygiene. ...See more

Dr. Felecia Sumner Dr. Sumner
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Improving Relationships (Checklist)

Practice good communication
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Get counseling if it is appropriate
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Make time for each other
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Can you tell me docs, is dental hygiene a good field?

Can you tell me docs, is dental hygiene a good field?

Great field : Dental hygiene is a great career that allow flexibility to work as much or little as you would like during different phases of life , raising children. There is a great demand for hygienists, salary is good. You are highly respected , are highly skilled, and work closely with and develop great relationships with patients and dentists . Very rewarding career. ...Read more

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Dr. Lynne Weixel Dr. Weixel
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Improve dental hygiene (Tip)

What should I do to make it really go well? Pre, mid & followup - diet, hygiene, etc. ...See more

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Improving Endurance (Checklist)

Keep resistance moderate for your exercises
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Maintain high repetition for your exercises
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Cycle, jog, use an elliptical, or use a stair stepper
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Increase duration regularly
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Should i punish my daughter for her poor dental hygiene?

Should i punish my daughter for her poor dental hygiene?

No. : Scare tactics may help but sitting her down and talking to her about why she does not want to clean her teeth properly is usually the best option. See if there is a way to make it fun. There is a company that makes tooth brushes that vibrate a popular tune when they are used. I think they are called tooth tunes brushes (not 100% sure). Positive reinforcement will go a long way as well. ...Read more

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What would you recommend for dental hygiene of a 3 year old?

What would you recommend for dental hygiene of a 3 year old?

Kid's hygiene: Start w examination/X-rays by Dentist or preferably Pediatric Dental Specialist. Oral hygiene, fluoride levels, appropriate dentifrice, flossing, sealants, dento-facial growth & development status, can all be assessed as to how it relates to your child. You need personal professional care, not stranger guesswork. Please see a Pro. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Sandler Dr. Sandler
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Improve dental hygiene (Tip)

Have a travel pocket tooth brush and a sample of dental floss with you for midday meals and snacks. ...See more

Dr. Peter Karsant Dr. Karsant
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Improving Oral Health (Checklist)

Keep sugars and sticky starches to a minimum
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Why do I get so many cavities when i keep good dental hygiene?

Why do I get so many cavities when i keep good dental hygiene?

Microbiology: Believe it or not, the biggest factor in tooth decay is not how clean they are (which is important) but how often the acid-producing-bacteria "eat." so, if you have a few m&m's every hour & brush every time, you'll have more cavities than someone who eats a whole bag of m&m's for breakfast and brushes once & doesn't snack all day. There are many details specific to each person. Ask your dds :). ...Read more

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Can you still get an abcess even if you have good dental hygiene?

Can you still get an abcess even if you have good dental hygiene?

Yes: Unfortunately, good hygiene will not rule out dental abbess. Sometimes teeth are not formed properly and could get infected even with good hygiene. ...Read more

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Dr. Gary Sandler Dr. Sandler
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Improve dental hygiene (Tip)

How the dental office responds to your questions is a good indication of their concern for you. ...See more

Dr. Payam Rafat Dr. Rafat
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Improving Foot Health (Checklist)

Inspect your feet daily
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Dry well between your toes after you bathe
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Avoid putting creams or ointments between your toes
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Read somewhere online that dental hygiene can effect fertility.. Is this true?

Read somewhere online that dental hygiene can effect fertility.. Is this true?

Doubtful: Those blogs refer to a study done in Western Australia that demonstrated an association but not correlation, and it was observational. Follow up randomized controlled trials (ones that blogs and media do not bother to read) have not demonstrated any outcome benefit when treating periodontal disease in pregnancy. Obviously, one would want to be in the best of health prior to pregnancy anyway. ...Read more

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Dr. Kayvon Javid Dr. Javid
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Improve dental hygiene (Tip)

For your toddlers first dental visit don't give them too much information, do not make them anxious. ...See more

Dr. Raj Syal Dr. Syal
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Improving Sexual Performance (Checklist)

Communicate with your partner
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Practice, as sex improves through practice and communication
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Exercise, as having a better body image will improve your desire
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Dr. Earl Sandroff
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Dental Cleaning (Definition)

Periodontitis is inflammation and infection of the ligaments and bones that support the teeth. It is important to have the teeth cleaned thoroughly. This may involve use of various instruments or devices to loosen and remove deposits from the teeth (scaling). Meticulous home oral hygiene is necessary after professional tooth cleaning to limit further destruction. The dentist or hygienist will demonstrate brushing and flossing techniques. It is often recommended that patients with periodontitis have professional tooth cleaning more frequently ...Read more


Dr. Kyle Shank
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Dental Procedures (Definition)

Dental procedures describe a broad category of interventions performed by dentists, oral surgeons, and other dental specialties. The most commonly performed dental procedures are teeth cleaning, tooth polishing, tooth removal and root canal but can also include oral and facial surgery as well as placement ...Read more