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How to Instill Good Oral Health Habits in Children
...Starting at age 2, when more teeth have appeared, you should establish a brushing routine using just a smear of fluoride toothpaste...

Tooth Staining and Discoloration 101 - Options for Brightening Your Smile
...Change to a toothpaste that contains a mild abrasive...

Florence Henderson Talks About Preventative Dentistry
...Wherever she travels, she says that she always has mouthwash, dental floss, toothpaste, and a toothbrush on the set...

Answers to Expectant Mothers' Frequent Questions
... It’s important to brush your teeth thoroughly twice a day with ADA-approved fluoridated toothpaste to remove plaque, a thin layer of bacteria and food remnants that adhere to teeth...

Six Ways Saliva Helps Your Mouth and Body Stay Healthy
...If fluoride is also present in saliva from fluoridated drinking water or toothpaste, it too is absorbed by the enamel making it stronger and more resistant to acid attacks...

Baby Your Teeth and Gums During Pregnancy
... TLC for Your Oral Environment Brushing twice daily with fluoride toothpaste and flossing or using another interdental cleaner at least once daily is your first-line defense again bacteria buildup...

Sleeping in Dentures: Don't Do It!
... Brush your dentures at least once a day with a soft toothbrush or denture brush and dish soap, liquid antibacterial soap, or denture cleanser (but don’t use toothpaste — it is too abrasive)...

Take Steps to Ease That Burning Sensation in Your Mouth
...Allergic reactions to dental materials in dentures or toothpastes that contain sodium lauryl sulfate, whiteners or cinnamon flavor can cause irritation and skin peeling within the mouth...

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...

Keep an Eye on Your Oral Health during Cancer Treatment
...Be sure to brush daily with a soft-bristle brush and fluoride toothpaste...

Keep an Eye on Your Young Children's Fluoride Intake
... Another major fluoride source is toothpaste and other hygiene products...

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...

How to Help Your Child Develop Good Oral Hygiene Habits
...Children feel more invested in their oral health when they get to pick out their own supplies, such as a toothbrush with their favorite character and toothpaste in a kid-friendly flavor...

4 Things You Should be Doing Now for Your Baby's Long-Term Dental Health
...When teeth begin to appear switch to brushing with just a smear of toothpaste on the brush to minimize what they swallow...

Instill Good Dental Habits in Your Child as Early as Possible
...Once teeth appear, switch to brushing with just a smear of toothpaste until age 2, when you can increase to a pea-sized amount...

How to Help Your Kids Form Good Oral Hygiene Habits
...You can start teaching children brushing techniques around age two or three, using a toothbrush just their size with only a pea-sized amount of fluoride toothpaste...

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...

What You Need to Know to Buy the Right Toothbrush
... And look for the American Dental Association (ADA) Seal of Acceptance, something you may have seen on some toothpaste brands...

Keeping Your Smile Healthy Through the Holidays
...Brushing your teeth with fluoride toothpaste morning and night and flossing every day are key to keeping your teeth for the long haul...

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...

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

Topical Fluoride Offers a Protective Boost to Children at High Risk for Decay
...Often added in small amounts to toothpastes and drinking water, fluoride strengthens tooth enamel against acid attacks that create cavities...

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...

4 Common Causes for Gum Recession
...So, “Easy does it”: Let the gentle, mechanical action of the toothbrush bristles and toothpaste abrasives do the work of plaque removal...

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...

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...

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...

Dentures
...Other types of household cleaners and many toothpastes are too abrasive and should not be used for cleaning dentures...

Teeth Whitening
... Some commercially available "whitening toothpastes" can be somewhat effective at removing stains and making teeth a few shades brighter...

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