Brushing and Flossing

Freshen Your Breath For Kisses Under the Mistletoe

It’s mistletoe season, and if you’re single or in a relationship, you’re most likely going to grab any opportunity to kiss the one you love under the mistletoe this holiday season. To prepare your loved one for a memorable moment, make sure the one thing they remember isn’t your bad breath. Get mistletoe ready with [...]

How Do I Prevent Bleeding Gums When I Floss?

We’ve all experienced the annoyance during our nightly routine: makeup has come off, contacts removed, face is washed, teeth are brushed and flossed. You spit the toothpaste into the sink and what do you see? Pink. Bleeding gums may be common, but they don’t have to be a fact of  life. So how do you [...]

What’s the Deal With Alternative Toothpastes?

Wacky dental trends are nowhere near a new thing. In fact, if you were born a few hundred years earlier, you’d brush your teeth with rough linen and wash your mouth out by chewing fennel. While in some cases the cultural phenomenon of going natural can make sense, toothpaste might not be one of them. [...]

3 Weird Bacteria Facts

Bacteria are strange little things, and there are a lot of them — especially in your mouth. In fact, at any given moment, we can have between 100 million to 1 billion of them on the surface of each tooth. Although the thought is a little unsettling, they’re really only trying to do their thing, [...]

Beating Gum Disease

Gum disease, also known as periodontal disease, is one of the most dangerous oral health risks. Often off the radar compared to cavities, missing teeth, or even whitening, one of the most ignored conditions is also the most serious. Gum disease is an inflammatory condition that affects the tissue surrounding teeth. It starts as

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