All Oral Care Information articles

March 2014

Is gum on the outs?
March 27, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Americans have turned to gum to fight bad breath throughout history, but U.S. sales have declined drastically in the past few years.

Human Nose can Distinguish 1 Trillion Smells
March 26, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
We've long known that a human's sense of smell triggers the strongest memories. But recently, scientists figured out exactly how impressive our nostrils really are. According to researchers, the human nose can distinguish at least one trillion different odors, which is millions more than previously estimated.

Getting into selfie mode
March 24, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Here are some tips on how to snap a selfie that will rake in the most response.  

Celebrating National Nutrition Month
March 20, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Diet plays a key role in your oral health. Discover the best ways to protect your pearly whites - and your waistline - during National Nutrition Month and beyond.

World Health Organization Cuts Recommended Sugar Intake
March 19, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
It's been long known that sugar is bad for the mouth. The tasty treat can cause tooth decay and cavities, and can even lead to pungent, bad breath. That's why the World Health Organization is putting its foot down on the sweet substance. The United Nations agency has altered its sugar intake recommendation, cutting the amount in half.

Spring break 2014: Keeping teeth fresh and white
March 18, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Wherever you go on spring break, here are some tips about how to keep your pearly whites looking as good as your beach body.

3 simple tips for protecting your enamel
March 17, 2014 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
Enamel is the tooth's defensive shell that protects against harmful substances, and erosion of this shell can't be reversed. That's why it's so important to keep your enamel strong and healthy.

A Breakdown of Statistics on Oral Health: What You Need to Know
March 14, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
A smile is universal. Across all cultures, it means happiness, welcomeness and attraction. But if those teeth get dirty, they might send mixed signals. Although some say a smile is only skin deep, it in fact provides a window into your body's overall health. So, here are 10 takeaway statistics that you should know to keep both your mouth and body clean and healthy:

Is a web-enabled toothbrush a thing of the future?
March 13, 2014 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
Many people love their smartphones for their ability to perform a wide variety of functions - apps can do everything from allow you to watch videos to repell mosquitos using high frequency sound waves.

Keeping Your Baby's Smile Healthy Throughout the Year
March 12, 2014 - Oral Care Tips and Advice
The beginning of 2014 didn't just mark a fresh start for you, it was one for your youngster as well. As a number of studies have indicated, taking care of teeth and gums starts at a young age. The health of primary (baby) teeth often dictates the future health of adult teeth. That means for your little bundle of joy, it's best to know what to do to keep them nothing but smiles.

Chewing Gum Boosts Concentration
March 7, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Thirty years ago, chewing gum in school would get you a straight trip to detention. Now, it turns out the sticky substance does more than clean your teeth - it sharpens your mind, too.

Taking care of your dog's oral health
March 7, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Long-lasting dog breath is often a red flag of an underlying health issue.

Join the Monster-Free Mouths Movement!
March 6, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
What's the best way to get ahold of youngsters' attention? Games, of course. The AAPD launched a good-guy-versus-bad-guy game to stop mouth monsters in their tracks.

CDC Study: Children's Smiles Healthier than Ever submitted
March 4, 2014 - Fresh Breath Happenings
Parents now have another reason to be proud of their kids. According to a new study published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the oral health of children has improved as the number of preventative dentist visits increased over the last decade.

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