Did you know that the first toothbrush was created in 1498 in China and was made from animal hair? It’s true. Of course, the first commercially manufactured toothbrush didn’t appear on the market until 1838. Since then, dental care and oral hygiene have come a long way. However, you may still be having trouble keeping your teeth and mouth clean enough to prevent cavities and gum disease. Thankfully, our dentist at Artistic Touch Dentistry in West Melbourne has created five tips to help you improve the health of your mouth and cleaner teeth.Read more
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The old recommendation was to visit the dentist once every 12 months. That advice has since been updated to every six months. This is because getting a dental checkup once a year may not be enough to catch tooth decay and gum disease in its earliest stages, especially if you have other chronic health problems, like a weakened immune system, diabetes, and high blood pressure.
Benefits of Seeing a Dentist Twice a YearBy having your teeth cleaned and mouth examined more frequently, you’ll be lowering your risk of developing tooth decay and gum disease, while maintaining your beautiful smile.
1. Reduce Plaque and Read more
When it comes to practicing good oral hygiene, you probably already know that you should brush your teeth twice a day, for at least three minutes each session. For most people that means brushing their teeth in the morning and at night, but should you brush your teeth in the morning before breakfast or after breakfast? The answer may depend on how your mouth feels in the morning and your morning habits.Read more
Your Mouth at NightWhen you go to bed each night, your mouth also sleeps. This means there is less saliva produced, and as we know, saliva bathes the teeth in nutrient-rich minerals...
Chewing gum is a great way to refresh the mouth, keep your mouth busy, and enjoy great flavors without ingesting a ton of calories. However, you may be worried about whether gum can cause problems for your oral health. Well, there's great news: teeth cleaning chewing gum can actually improve your oral health. Here's what you need to know about what chewing gum can do for you.Read more
Cleaning Your Teeth With Sugarless GumYou may have noticed that there are gums advertised as "cavity fighting" on the market today -- and they really do work! There's more, though: You can get...
Teeth whitening is one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry procedures today. There are many reasons for that, with one of the biggest being that a dark or discolored smile can really destroy your self-confidence. Fortunately, you've got a safe, fast, and cost-effective way to get your teeth white at Artistic Touch Dentistry™. Once your teeth are white and bright, you can maintain great results all year long with a few simple teeth whitening tips.Read more