29Sep, 2016

Manual VS Electronic toothbrush

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There are basically two types of toothbrushes: manual and electric (powered).  Manual toothbrush, make sure it has: • Soft bristles • Small head for better access to the back teeth  Electronic toothbrushes, make sure the: • Size • Shape of the brush should fit your mouth comfortably, allowing you to reach all areas easily. Advantages and Disadvantages: According to American Dental Association (ADA), Both manual and electronic toothbrushes can effectively and thoroughly clean your teeth. Children may find that brushing with a powered toothbrush is fun. Persons who […]
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23Sep, 2016

Simple Tips to Maintain Healthy Teeth While Traveling

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    Here are a few of tips to keep your teeth strong and healthy throughout your travel plans: Prep your carry-on   pack travel-sized toothpaste and mouthwash, a travel toothbrush, floss, gum, and mints. Remember to drink plenty of water throughout the flight.   Pack healthy snacks   easy-packing healthy snacks, such as sliced apples, baby carrots, string cheese, and bottled water.   Take brushing breaks   Whether you’re camping, sight-seeing, or road-tripping, take a moment to brush your teeth when you stop for bathroom breaks.   Avoid a […]
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19Jun, 2016

Flossing

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An apple a day keeps the doctor away, although floss a day keeps the cavity away. Proper flossing removes plaque and food particles in places where a toothbrush cannot easily reach — under the gum line and between your teeth. Because plaque build-up can lead to tooth decay/ cavity and gum disease, daily flossing is highly recommended. FLOSS IN FIVE EASY STEPS: 1. Start with about 18 inches of floss. Wind half around one of your middle fingers and the rest around the middle finger on your opposite hand. 2. […]
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13Jun, 2016

ICE CHEWING

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Is Chewing Ice Bad for You? Summer is here, chewing ice is almost a must for anyone who lives in a hot country like Bahrain. Believe it or not, a lot of people crave it at random timings. Almost everyone knows someone who is addicted to chewing ice. They crunch on ice cubes all day long and can’t leave the ice at the bottom of the glass. Maybe you’re one of these people as well. Ice munching won’t destroy your health like other addictions will but the dental damage that […]
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10Jun, 2016

Bad breath during Ramadan?

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BAD BREATH (Halitosis) During the holy month of Ramadan, one of the most common complaints during fasting is the bad breath that people experience. This condition, in medical terms, is called halitosis.  Causes: 1. Poor oral hygiene caused by not brushing properly. 2. A dirty tongue. 3. Cavities in the teeth. 4. Gum diseases. 5. Dirty dentures, false teeth and other fixed appliances in the mouth.  How to prevent bad breath, especially while fasting during the holy month of Ramadan: 1. Brushing one’s teeth after every meal, preferably […]
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3Jun, 2016

It’s weekend!!

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I’m wishing for everyone a happy weekend, but here is my weekend advice J It’s about POPCORN, as everyone I love this snack, and I cannot watch movie without it… as dietitian said it’s a healthy snack but the dentist opinion is that it can harm your teeth. Popcorn is really good at creating lactic acid in your mouth.  Long before the movie is over, the acid has begun its work on your teeth. Be prepared: bring water and some sugar free gum to the theater to minimize the bad […]
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