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Start Early – Teaching your little ones to floss!

Little kids love to imitate grownups, which is why making dental care and flossing a family activity is a good idea. Brush and floss your teeth alongside your little ones and let them watch you floss your teeth. They will want to be just like you.  It may also be fun if you let them brush your teeth while you brush theirs. Allow your child to choose their own toothbrush, dental floss, toothpaste, and dental flossing picks. This can help them to personalize the activity and make it more interesting. After all, what kid wouldn’t want to floss with a […]

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What to do when you can’t clean your teeth.

Are you busy running the kids to events?  Do you have back-to-back meetings scheduled?  Does your mouth feel stale? Or, can you feel something stuck between your back teeth?  Do you wish you could get away to brush your teeth?  Some days we just don’t have the opportunity or the facilities to stop and properly take care of cleaning our teeth. Here are some tips for days like these: Drink water or chew sugar free gum. It’s not ideal, but water and sugar free gum can help hydrate your mouth and clear out debris. Carry a travel-sized toothbrush and toothpaste. They […]

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What Is the Best Time to Clean Between Your Teeth—Before or After Brushing?

The most important take home message about cleaning between your teeth is to do it. As long as you do a thorough job, it does not matter if you floss first or brush first. Pick a time of day when you can devote an extra couple of minutes to your dental care. People who are too tired at the end of the day may benefit from cleaning between their teeth first thing in the morning or after lunch. Others might like to go to bed with a clean mouth. And don’t forget, children need to clean between their teeth too! […]

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