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Should My Kids Use Mouthwash?

Teaching your kids a good oral care routine sets them up for healthy teeth for life. But when should you introduce mouthwash to their routine? In summary: – Mouthwash is not recommended for children under the age of six as younger children may swallow it. – Children aged six and above should be supervised and…

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Flossing For Healthier Teeth

Flossing should be done daily, to prevent plaque build-up and formation of bad bacteria in the mouth. Flossing also helps reach where your toothbrush can’t. Here are some flossing pointers. Main takeaways: – While mild bleeding is normal, excessive blood is a sign you are flossing incorrectly or you have gum disease. – Always floss…

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What’s That Bad Taste In My Mouth?

Dry mouth and strange tastes may result from tobacco, medications, as well as cavities and decay in teeth. Key takeaways: – Medical treatment, dietary supplements, and natural hormonal changes can cause unusual tastes, too. – In many cases, home remedies can help dispel bad tastes. – Common remedies include brushing, flossing and using mouthwash every…

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Effects Of Cigarette Smoke On Teeth

Studies show that smokers are at a higher risk of diseases like heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease and stroke. Unfortunately, effects of smoking on teeth are usually overlooked. Main points: – Smoking slows down blood circulation in the gums and causes infections and discolouration of the gum. – Smokers have weaker immune systems, which makes…