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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Tips for Basic Dental Care

Basic dental care involves brushing and flossing your teeth regularly, visiting your dentist for regular check-ups and eating a healthy diet (whole grains vegetables, fruits, and dairy products).



By following a basic dental care plan you can:

  • prevent tooth decay;
  • improve overall health;
  • prevent gum disease;
  • make it possible for your teeth to last a lifetime;
  • keep teeth white by preventing staining from food, drinks, and tobacco;
  • rid your mouth of the bacteria that cause bad breath.



How to avoid dental problems


  • Eat a balanced diet containing foods from the five major food groups.
  • Brush twice a day: The morning and before bed are good times to brush. Proper brushing requires at least two minutes.
  • Floss before you brush.
  • Visit the dentist at least twice a year.
  • Take Vitamins C and D to help support the absorption of healthy mouth minerals.
  • Avoid foods that contain a lot of sugar.
  • Avoid using tobacco products, which can cause gum disease and oral cancer.
  • Practice tongue cleaning.
  • Use toothpaste that contains fluoride, which helps prevent tooth decay and cavities.


Need to find a dentist? Let ToothTourism.com do the work for you. Our Canadian medical professionals have traveled the globe to meet English speaking board-certified dentists who welcome the dental tourist (that's you!)



Contact http://www.toothtourism.com/ today for more information on how you can find affordable dental treatments abroad. To speak with a Tooth Tourism representative call (toll free): 1-800-644-9124, Mon - Fri, 9am-5pm PST.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

The top 5 products you need for great dental health

Today we have so many dental care products on the market, but how do we know which product to use? From toothpastes to mouthwashes, get the facts you need to make informed decisions.



Dental care products every person should have


  • Toothbrushes
    Many can be found at your local drugstore, but for a high quality toothbrush like Sonicare, ask your dentist or hygienist. Remember to change your toothbrush regularly after every 3 months.


  • Toothpastes/Gels
    Twice daily toothpaste use prevents dental decay and bad breath. Whitening toothpaste helps maintain a white smile and fresh breath with daily brushing.
    Try to use Fluoride toothpaste as it's your best defense against tooth decay and gum disease.


  • Dental Floss
    Flossing is an essential part of the tooth-cleaning process because it removes plaque from between teeth and at the gum line, where periodontal disease often begins.


  • Mouthwashes, Rinses and Sprays
    Combining brushing, tongue cleaning, and flossing with a mouthwash can play a significant role in the treatment of bad breath. Some mouthwashes, rinses and sprays can help prevent or reduce gum disease.


  • Tongue Cleaners
    Tongue cleaners are suggested by dentists and hygienists. They help remove the build-up of bacteria and other compounds which result in bad breath.


Need to find a dentist? Let ToothTourism.com do the work for you. Our Canadian medical professionals have traveled the globe to meet English speaking board-certified dentists who welcome the dental tourist (that's you!) Contact http://www.toothtourism.com/ today for more information on how you can find affordable dental treatments abroad. To speak with a Tooth Tourism representative call (toll free): 1-800-644-9124, Mon - Fri, 9am-5pm PST.