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Brushing Teeth

5 Things You Didn't Know About Cavities

Andrew Swiatowicz | Posted 09.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Andrew Swiatowicz

I always teach my patients that their first line of defense against cavities -- or, as we call them, dental caries -- is prevention. But despite our best efforts, some of us -- myself included! -- have had to see a dentist to treat a cavity. Here are five things you never knew about cavities. Some of these might surprise you.

8 Things Your Mouth Reveals About Your Health | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 07.29.2015 | OWN

1. What your dentist is seeing: Or in this case, smelling. You've got funky breath. What it could mean: The most likely causes of less-than...

Don't Forget To Brush Your Teeth. Seriously.

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 07.20.2015 | Healthy Living

Brushing twice a day is good for your breath and gums and all, but it also helps out your whole body.  Francesco D’Aiuto, senior lecturer ...

8 Mistakes You're Probably Making When You Brush Your Teeth

Posted 03.02.2015 | Healthy Living

By Amanda Schupak for It's not exactly a newsflash that one of the most important reasons to brush your teeth is to fight off cavitie...

Let's Make Sure Our Kids Have Healthy Smiles

Kristina Guerrero | Posted 12.10.2014 | Impact
Kristina Guerrero

I have been lucky in my life. I have been lucky in ways that I could not have imagined. I grew up in Sunnyside, a small town in south-eastern Washingt...

Why Falling Asleep Without Brushing Your Teeth Is Actually Pretty Darn Gross

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 04.24.2015 | Healthy Living

The question: Just how gross is it really if I forget to brush my teeth before bed every once in a while? The answer: Bad news: It's pretty gross. ...

3 Surprising Ways You Could Be Damaging Your Teeth

KnowMore TV | Posted 05.12.2014 | Healthy Living
KnowMore TV

A daily glass of wine has been linked to cardiovascular heart health benefits and slower aging. Unfortunately, that glass of wine isn't doing much for your teeth. While it's common knowledge that red wine has pigments that can stain the teeth, what many people don't realize is that both red and white wine can stain your teeth.

Oral Hygiene Habits of the Interesting: L.A. Ink's Kat Von D

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 01.02.2013 | Weird News
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

"I've never tattooed a tongue, and in all honesty, the idea sounds a bit unnecessary. The texture of your tongue seems like a ridiculous place for a tattoo.  As for your body's ability to maintain pigment on your tongue... well, I have a hard time envisioning that lasting."

Oral Hygiene Habits of the Interesting: U.S. Navy SEAL J. Robert DuBois

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 12.10.2012 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

"I've worked with foreign forces on their bases where the only water they had was a thread-thin trickle of cold water from a shower head. Needless to say, a shower took a very long time... but we still took them."

8 Bad Brushing Habits That Harm Your Teeth

Posted 04.15.2012 | Healthy Living

By Amanda Schupak for YouBeauty Yes, there is a right way and a wrong way to brush your pearly whites. The most important reason to brush your teet...

Are You Making These 6 Common Dental Mistakes

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 03.05.2012 | Healthy Living

Dental health is relatively simple, right? You brush, you floss, you repeat. Well, yes and no. While the general guidelines are indeed pretty si...

Dog Dental: 8 Reasons to Take Care of your Dog’s Teeth

Posted 02.06.2012 | Healthy Living

In spite of what you may have heard, it's never too late for an old dog to learn new tricks--especially if it's proper oral care. Whether your pooch ...

6 Ways Oral Hygiene Affects The Rest Of Your Body

The Huffington Post | Laura Schocker | Posted 10.01.2011 | Healthy Living

Your dentist has been nagging you to brush twice a day and floss daily for as long as you can remember -- and while those habits, along with regular c...

What Is That Dental Office Smell?

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

Like the smell of a new car, think of the dental office smell as a good one. When you detect that distinct odor, it means that your teeth are going to be well taken care of by a professional.

The History Of The Toothbrush: From 5000 BC To Present

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

In a recent Lemelson/MIT survey, the toothbrush beat out the computer and the car as an invention that Americans said they couldn't live without. Boy, do we ever like our toothbrushes.

Why Brushing Your Teeth Could Save Your Life | Lucy Atkins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

You'd think that the state of your gums would bear little relation to the rest of your body, but studies show that those of us who suffer from gum dis...