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ADA Seal of acceptance

What to look for in a toothbrush

When picking a toothbrush, consider the following elements: ADA Seal of Acceptance Look for vendors who meet the American Dental Association’s standards for composition, effectiveness, packaging, and safety and have paid for the ADA seal Bristles – Choose bristles that are soft or medium-soft – Pick angled bristles for easier access to hard-to-reach places Handle […]

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Smoking and Dental Care

Besides being at high risk for lung disease, smokers are at greater risk for Bad breath Cavities Gingivitis Oral cancers Periodontal disease Tooth loss Although the body tries to repair itself, smokers have a poor track record when it comes to reversing gum disease. To slow or prevent these dental health problems Brush your teeth […]

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Oral Rinses

Mouthwashes or oral rinses may Cut down on gingivitis and gum disease Eliminate or mask bad breath Reduce the amount and speed of plaque formation Slow or prevent tooth decay Look for a mouth rinse that bears the American Dental Association’s Seal of Acceptance so you know that the product will do what the package […]

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