We all know that brushing (and flossing) is super important to keeping our teeth clean and to avoid cavities. But, is there a better or best time to brush your teeth than any other time? Actually, there is.
see a consumers facebook post:Just as recent as last month, Facebook posts began appearing like the one above warning consumers away from Crest3D White and other brands of toothpaste that are resulting in plastic embedded in their gums have really peaked our attention. It leads us to ask the question: Does Crest 3D White Have You Brushing with Plastic?
So, you may not think anything of it, but, try to picture your toilet as an aerosol spray every time you flush it and anything within reasonable distance is getting sprayed with germs from your toilet bowl including your toothbrush. Y-U-C-K! It may help to keep the lid closed, however germs still escape somewhat. You may want to think about storing your toothbrush elsewhere.
Do you think you really need to brush your pets teeth? February is National Pet Dental Month and if you’ve never wondered this before it’s time to start! The answer varies depending on your pet and breed, but, in most cases, the answer is yes.
One of the main indicators of your pet needing oral care is bad breath. Many people may think that all pet breath is bad, but when you are a pet owner, you notice when there is a distinct change in your pet’s breath. Bad breath stems from food particles that get trapped within the gum tissue or sit along the animal’s teeth. Bacteria thrive on this debris and that is where bad breath begins. Us humans, of course, can easily brush and floss food debris away, but when we aren’t providing any type of oral health care for our pets, this can cause problems, and not just bad breath.
We have all at one time or another experienced bad breath, or medically termed, halitosis. Unfortunately, some people may not know that they have it, but why do people get bad breath? It’s an awkward situation when someone you know has chronic bad breath and you aren’t sure how to tell him or her. In actuality, bad breath could not just come from the onions your friend ate; it could be something actually wrong with their system.
Bad breath usually stems from not brushing and flossing enough. When food sits on your teeth, gums and tongue, bacteria thrives on it and causes odors to start forming. This is easy enough to resolve. Try as much as possible to brush your teeth after meals and floss at least once a day. The one thing that people are missing is brushing their tongue. Tongues are tricky little organs due to the fact that they have numerous taste buds and papillae that trap food particles and bacteria. Some people even have cracks and crevices in their tongue that make for even worse food traps. If you suffer from bad breath, try brushing your tongue first and see if that helps. There are things called tongue scrapers that have a saw blade pattern to them that can help you scrape debris from your tongue. You would be surprised at what comes off of your tongue when you use these little gadgets. There are also special brushes and special cleaning liquids that are made to help clean the tongue, but in general, using your toothbrush works just as well. Continue Reading…