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Beat Bad Breath with Tongue Brushing

Beat Bad Breath with Tongue Brushing

Although the American Dental Association (ADA) doesn’t list tongue brushing as a recommended practice for good oral hygiene, it does have practical benefits. Our tongues can quickly develop a buildup of foods and other residues that make our mouths feel dirty...
Flossing To Reduce Tooth Decay

Flossing To Reduce Tooth Decay

Flossing is only one an example of the numerous techniques that exist for cleaning in between your teeth. Other devices include wood and plastic picks, interdental brushes and oral irrigation devices. According to Dr. Ala Dean Attar, flossing tends to be used as a...
Common Causes of Bad Breath

Common Causes of Bad Breath

The best way to manage your bad breath, says Dr. Attar of Libertyville, IL, is to go right to the source of the problem, rather than trying to mask it with chewing gum or breath mints. Here are five possible culprits for causing bad breath: Improper Brushing If you...

Importance of Good Oral Health

Although seemingly unrelated, disorders of oral health often correlate with broader health disorders of the cardiovascular, repository, endocrine, and reproductive systems. In the United States, only 8% of adults between the ages of 20-64 were entirely free of...
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