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The flossing flap: Mind your dentist, and floss every night

The Conversation US | Posted 08.10.2016 | Healthy Living
The Conversation US

By Julie Rezk, Vanderbilt University "To floss or not to floss?" has become a big question in the past week. News reports have conflicted, leading to...

I'm A Dentist. We Have To Talk About Flossing.

Andrew Swiatowicz | Posted 08.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Andrew Swiatowicz

Let's be clear about one thing. No study, and certainly no dentist, would ever claim or even imply that flossing is harmful. You would be hard-pressed to find a study that concludes a person's health is improved by eliminating flossing from her oral health routine.

Sorry Haters, But You Can’t Stop Flossing Just Yet

The Huffington Post | Abigail Williams | Posted 08.03.2016 | Healthy Living

For years, dentists have recommended flossing as an essential element of dental hygiene. But according to a new report by the Associated Press, the me...

When Did You Last Use the F (Floss) Word?

Mirissa D. Price | Posted 04.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Mirissa D. Price

Listen, I hear you when it comes to flossing. I don't always want to do it, and I have never enjoyed my dentist's well-meaning lectures to make flossing a habit. But, as much as I understand the dread of that flossing conversation, I am going to keep the conversation alive.

7 Easy Ways To Get A Bright And Healthy Smile

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 02.05.2016 | Style

Brushing your teeth is such a natural part of your routine (we hope) that you may not give much thought to whether you're actually doing it correctly....

Why This Dentist Recommends Oranges for a Healthier Smile

Mark Burhenne | Posted 07.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Burhenne

Does your dentist lecture you at every visit about flossing more? Your dentist is right -- not flossing can be serious and can contribute to bad breat...

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-minty-fres...

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 at the Eas...

The Real Reason Why Women Live Longer Than Men

John Whyte, M.D., MPH | Posted 05.25.2015 | Healthy Living
John Whyte, M.D., MPH

So men, here's our answer: If we want to live longer, we need to actually talk to each other. Start sharing your health status. Develop your inner pack behavior and you too may be able to expand your life by an entire dog year.

Oral Health Care Basics: Getting to the Nitty Gritty

Dr. Harold Katz | Posted 10.27.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Harold Katz

It's easy to forget about the basics of well-maintained teeth and gums in a society that focuses on overarching preventative and treatment options. It's not to say that those measures are not beneficial, but it won't get you far if you aren't following the golden rules of oral health.

More Action Needed for Seniors' Oral Health

Dr. Harold Katz | Posted 09.18.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Harold Katz

Roughly 75 million Americans are considered to be the generation known as Baby Boomers, or those who were born between 1946 and 1964. This large porti...

A Visit to the Chatty Dentist

Tom McNichol | Posted 06.23.2013 | Comedy
Tom McNichol

Hi, come on in and sit down. How have you been? It's been awhile since I've seen you. More than six months, I'd guess. Didn't I say, "See you in six months" the last time you were here? I guess you didn't hear that. I'm sure I said it. No problem, get in the chair, open wide and let's take a look.

Meditation And Flossing: Unplugging Secrets From Amber McDonald

Posted 08.30.2012 | Healthy Living

Amber McDonald, a Digital Audience Specialist at the Tampa Bay Times, has a pretty well-balanced balancing act: she meditates, eats her fruits and ve...

The Different Types of Dental Floss

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 09.01.2012 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

Flossing cleans away plaque that your toothbrush will miss, and is a very essential part of good oral health. In fact, if you only brush and do not floss, you're only really doing half the job.

Flossing Alternatives

Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S. | Posted 02.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Thomas P. Connelly, D.D.S.

I (and my colleagues) talk about flossing over and over because it's really the only way to remove plaque from in between your teeth. That's why I am going to devote this blog to look at some different/alternative flossing products.

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...

How Dental Health Can Affect Your Whole Body

Deepak Chopra | Posted 08.06.2011 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Taking good care of your teeth is a good way to avoid toothaches, expensive trips to the dentist and tooth loss in old age. But there is another reason to practice good oral health: It can affect the health of your whole body.