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How Much Toothpaste Should You Use?

February 22, 2021

Filed under: Dental Health,Dental Hygiene,Oral Hygiene,Toothpaste — Tags: , — Dr Julie Gillis @ 8:59 pm

How Much Toothpaste Should You Really Use? Is More Toothpaste Better?   We have all seen the toothpaste commercials that make a ‘loop-de-doo’ of toothpaste on the bristles.  Is this excessive?  Absolutely!  There are three basic benefits of toothpaste: Flavor Medicaments Grit The first – Flavor – makes brushing more fun.  But too much flavor, and too much toothpaste and you will get undesirable reactions […]

Toothpaste Is Good For My Teeth, Right?

September 26, 2012

Filed under: Oral Hygiene,Tooth Brushes,Toothpaste,Toothpaste — Tags: , — Dr Julie Gillis @ 12:55 am

   Toothpaste Is Good For My Teeth, Right? Toothpaste  is a combination of flavor, medication (usually fluoride) and sand or grit.  It is the grit in toothpaste that causes the abrasive damage.  Recent research using a ‘brushing machine’ showed that brushing without toothpaste does not cause any wear problem.  (Dzakovich JJ: In vitro reproduction of the non-carious cervical lesion.  American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, February 2006) The […]

Toothpaste: What Good Is It?

February 8, 2012

Filed under: Dental Hygiene,Oral Hygiene,Toothpaste,Toothpaste — Tags: , , — Dr Julie Gillis @ 4:30 am

Toothpaste Includes information from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   Toothpaste is a paste or gel dentifrice used with a toothbrush as an accessory to clean and maintain the aesthetics and health of teeth. Toothpaste is used to promote oral hygiene: it serves as an abrasive that aids in removing the dental plaque and food from the teeth, assists in suppressing halitosis, and delivers active ingredients such as fluoride or xylitol to help prevent tooth […]

So, how soon should (could) kids start flossing?

January 25, 2012

What age to floss?  Most dentists agree that teeth should be flossed as soon as any two of them touch and brushing with a toothbrush will not clean between them!  This translatets to beginning flossing anytime from about 8 months on!  Flossing correctly (see future Blog!) takes some talent however, and most little kids cannot floss well until about age eight.  However, it is a good […]