Tag Archives: dental hygiene

What Should I Use to Clean My Baby’s Teeth?

Ask a Dentist continues with this practical Q&A. With February being National Children’s Dental Health Month, pediatric dentist Dr. Eric Ellis answers some questions submitted by our readers and followers. QUESTION: What should I use to clean my baby’s teeth? DR. ELLIS: A toothbrush will remove plaque bacteria that can lead to decay. Any soft-bristled […]

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Take two minutes to brush – American Dental Association – ADA.org

The Ad Council partnered with the American Dental Association (ADA) and 35 other groups in the dental community to form the Partnership for Healthy Mouths, Healthy Lives and  produced a campaign that addresses children’s oral health. The national public service announcement campaign entitled “Kids’ Healthy Mouths” launched on August 14th, 2012. It encourages kids to […]

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It’s National Dental Hygiene Month!

October is National Dental Hygiene Month! Organized by the American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) in collaboration with Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company, manufacturer of Orbit gum, National Dental Hygiene Month focuses on healthy habits for a healthy smile.  Visiting your family dentist  should be part of your regular health check-up but as we celebrate National Dental […]

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Ask a Dentist: When is it time to get a new toothbrush?

Dr. Dhaval Patel, owner dentist from Pleasant Grove Dental Group and Orthodontics, a member of the Smile Generation family, in Roseville, CA answers this week’s questions.  One of our twitter followers asked: “What should we look for in a toothbrush?”  According to Dr. Patel, we should : “Choose a toothbrush with soft nylon bristles, which […]

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Ask A Dentist: Receding Gums

This week’s question comes from one of our Twitter followers  @gotspawn also known as Stashia. She asked “Why are my gums receding, was it really from using a medium toothbrush for so many years?” Our Smile Generation expert, Dr. Charles Rodgers, replied: “There are a large number of different reasons why gums will recede.  Using a particular type […]

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