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What You Should Know About Sensitive Teeth
...Use a toothpaste that contains fluoride, which increases the strength of the tooth's protective coating...

How The Biggest Loser Star Jillian Michaels Keeps Her Winning Smile
...She never leaves home without toothpaste, an electric travel toothbrush, and floss as well as some sort of lip gloss...

Four Tips for Preventing Premature Loss of Baby Teeth From Tooth Decay
...Begin brushing with fluoride toothpaste as soon as the first primary teeth come in...

Beyonce Makes Flossing a Family Affair
...In fact, as soon as baby’s tiny teeth make their first appearance, the teeth and gums can be cleaned with a soft brush or cloth and a smear of fluoride toothpaste, about the size of a grain of rice...

Nancy O'Dell on Making Oral Hygiene Fun for Kids
...“She got to go with me and choose the toothpaste that she wanted,” Nancy recalled...

Actor David Ramsey Discusses Baby Bottle Tooth Decay
... Brush teeth that have completely grown in with a soft-bristled, child-size toothbrush and a smear of fluoride toothpaste no bigger than a grain of rice...

The Tale of the Toothworm
...That means brushing your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, and flossing them every day...

Do Your Dentures and Mouth a Favor: Take Them Out at Night
... To avoid these and other unpleasant outcomes, you should develop a few important habits: remove and rinse your dentures after eating; brush them at least once a day with dish or anti-bacterial soap or a denture cleanser (not toothpaste, which can be too abrasive); and take them out when you sleep and place them in water or an alkaline peroxide-based solution...

Cleaning Your Oral Appliance Extends its Life and Ensures Good Health
...Don't use toothpaste — most contain an abrasive ingredient for removing plaque from enamel that could leave microscopic scratches on your appliance...

Any Time, Any Place: Cam Newton's Guide to Flossing
...But the ADA stands by its recommendations for maintaining good oral health: Brush twice a day for two minutes with fluoride toothpaste; visit your dentist regularly for professional cleanings and checkups; and clean between teeth once a day with an interdental cleaner like floss...

Take These Measures to Lower Your Child's Tooth Decay Risk
...Wiping them with a clean, wet cloth is sufficient in the beginning, but you should start daily brushing (with fluoridated toothpaste to strengthen young enamel) by their first birthday...

Discreetly Straighten Your Smile With Invisalign
... The advantages of Invisalign Besides being practically invisible, Invisalign appliances: Are smooth, comfortable and removable for meals, oral hygiene and special occasions Take just nine to 18 months to move teeth into healthier, better-looking positions (about a year is average) Do not restrict the wearer's diet (just eat the healthy foods you normally enjoy) Are easily maintained with a soft toothbrush and your usual toothpaste Guard your teeth and jaw joint against bruxism (teeth grinding) Additionally, Invisalign patients simply brush and floss their teeth as usual...

Caring for Dental Implants
...Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste to clean your teeth...

Professional Whitening Offers an Effective Way to Restore Your Smile's Luster
... On your supermarket or pharmacy oral hygiene aisle you’ll find dozens of products promising to restore that lost luster, including toothpastes, whitening kits or even chewing gum...

Stop Wearing Your Dentures While You Sleep!
...Brush your dentures daily with a soft-bristled brush and dish or antibacterial soap or dental cleanser (no toothpaste—it’s too abrasive for denture surfaces)...

Are You Keeping Good Oral Hygiene Habits?
...Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste to make gentle back-and-forth motions on the front and back of every tooth, including the back of the last molar...

Don't Put Off Getting Treatment for Your Sensitive Teeth
... While you're being treated you can also gain some relief from ongoing sensitivity by using a toothpaste with potassium nitrate or similar products designed to desensitize the dentin...

Find out What Kind of Tooth Staining you Have Before Seeking a Solution
...You should also practice daily hygiene, including brushing with a toothpaste designed to diminish staining, and regular office cleaning and polishing...

Rejuvenate Your Smile with Professional Teeth Whitening
... Here's where whitening comes in Yes, your local drug store or retail center offers many cosmetic dentistry products (strips, rinses, toothpaste, etc...

Healthy Smiles for Alfonso Ribeiro and Family
...If motivation is an issue, encourage your kids by letting them pick out a special brush, toothpaste or floss...

Although a Challenge, Chronically Ill Children Need Tooth Decay Prevention
...Some conditions create severe physical, mental or behavioral impairments in children’s ability to brush and floss: for example, they may have a heightened gag reflex to toothpaste in their mouth or they may not be able to physically perform these tasks on their own...

3 Ways to Protect Your Teeth in the Great Outdoors
...While you’re packing extra socks, granola and moleskin, be sure to include your toothbrush, toothpaste and floss...

Manage Your GERD Symptoms to Prevent Enamel Erosion
...And be sure you're using a fluoride toothpaste...

Are You at Risk for Tooth Decay? Answer These Questions To Find Out
...Many locations add fluoride to drinking water—if your area doesn't or you want to boost your fluoride intake, use toothpastes, mouthrinses or other hygiene products containing fluoride...

5 Things You Can Do To Keep Your Teeth and Gums Healthy
...You should clean your appliance regularly using regular hand soap or a designated cleaner (not toothpaste, which can be too abrasive)...

Are Your Teeth Sensitive to Whitening like Drew Barrymore's? Here's What You Can Do
...You may also find it helpful to use a toothpaste or other hygiene product designed to reduce tooth sensitivity...

Fluoride Treatments Give Your Child Added Protection Against Cavities
...For decades, manufacturers have added fluoride to toothpaste...

Specialty Dentures
...Some people use soap and water or a slightly abrasive toothpaste...

Fluoride
... ADA statement on FDA toothpaste warning labels The American Dental Association`s Council on Scientific Affairs believes that one part of the warning now required on fluoride toothpastes by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) could unnecessarily frighten parents and children, and that the label greatly overstates any demonstrated or potential danger posed by fluoride toothpastes...

What is Tooth Decay?
... Simple Preventative Measures The two best defenses against tooth decay and gum disease are a healthy, well-balanced diet and good oral hygiene, including daily brushing with fluoride toothpaste, flossing and rinsing...

Brushing
... Most dentists agree that brushing three times a day is the minimum; if you use a fluoride toothpaste in the morning and before bed at night, you can get away without using toothpaste during the middle of the day...

Fluoride Facts
...But for years, health professionals have endorsed the practice of supplementing our intake with certain dietary products, and topical fluorides in many toothpastes and some kinds of rinses...

Mouth Rinses
...In fact, regular rinsing with water and use of good quality fluoride toothpaste are just as or more effective...

Denture Care
...Some people use soap and water or a slightly abrasive toothpaste...

Prevention Tips for Children
...Water is suitable in lieu of toothpaste (because the baby may swallow the toothpaste)...

Cavities and Tooth Decay
... Preventing Cavities The best defense against cavities is good oral hygiene, including brushing with a fluoride toothpaste, flossing and rinsing...

Fluorosis
...In normal doses (typically found in a safe drinking water system and an ADA-approved toothpaste), fluoride is a healthy compound that promotes strong teeth, which has the ability to fight cavities and other problems...

Sensitive Teeth
... Abrasive toothpastes are sometimes the culprit of sensitive teeth...