You’ve probably heard time and time again that flossing is important. But just how important is it, and how do you explain that to your little ones? Simply brushing their teeth two times a day isn’t enough to maintain a healthy mouth. If they don’t floss, they may leave bad bacteria and food debris behind to wreak havoc on their
By: Paul Matthews Everyone knows that the foundation for healthy permanent teeth in children and teenagers is basically laid down during their first years of life. Various factors could impact on their teeth development: from diet to wrong habits, let’s see what are the most important ones and how to monitor your children’s dental hygiene. Habits When it comes to dental
By: Helen Sanders Everyone wants their children to have healthy gums and sparkling teeth – don’t they? Wanting them is one thing, but are we making sure our kids are eating the right things to have them? According to the American Dental Association (ADA), when diet is less than optimal nutritionally, one of the first areas to suffer is dental
Halloween is a time of great fun! With “trick or treat” being the pinnacle of holiday spirit for most children, many parents are worried about their children consuming so much candy and sugar in such a short time. If you are worried about your children’s health being affected by all that candy – you have good reasons. But you can’t
Prevention is always the best option and always better than cure. Sure enough when you already suffer from a condition a cure is what you want and need, but why get there in the first place? Dentistry is no different than any other field of medicine or anything else in life. Preventive dentistry focuses on preventing dental issues such as
A research published in 2006 found that professional flossing in children could reduce decay. The research included 6 trials with 808 subjects aged 4-13. The conclusion was that “Professional flossing in children with low fluoride exposures is highly effective in reducing interproximal caries risk”. The research can be found on PubMed. The research looked at professional flossing as opposed to
Not many people know, but the dental floss is not a modern day invention. Intra-dental cleaning has been practiced for ages (no one likes having things stuck in their teeth!) and the dental floss exists since the early 1800’s.
Flossers for those who hate to Floss “…Regular flossing is perhaps one of the most beneficial habits for dental and overall health. Yet many people won’t touch dental floss with a ten foot pole. It hurts. It makes the gums bleed. The floss unravels and breaks in the teeth. It might be beneficial, but for many, the immediate discomfort and hassle outweigh
Gummy Floss makes dental hygiene a tastier deal for kids “…It takes time, can be painful to sensitive gums, and is just plain boring. So goes the argument against flossing. That’s why Gummy Floss decided to add a string of color and a few lines of flavor to motivate kids (and adults) to floss and brush daily…” Read more here
Flexible, medical-grade silicone rubber floss introduced “…Flexi Floss has unveiled a flexible, medical-grade silicone rubber floss that is suitable for all ages…” Read the entire coverage here.