Why Power Toothbrushes Are Better

Simply stated, rechargeable electric toothbrushes (or “power” toothbrushes) provide superior plaque removal to regular manual toothbrushes. And because they provide the brushing action for you, many people find using power toothbrushes easier than using regular manual ones. Additionally, with so many different types and features available, it’s easy to find one that suits your specific oral health needs.

Superior Plaque Removal
According to a 2005 independent study, “Brushes that worked with a rotation oscillation action removed more plaque and reduced gingivitis more effectively than manual brushes in the short and long-term... No other powered brush designs were consistently superior...” Oral-B pioneered this oscillating-pulsating and cupping power technology in 1991 and has incorporated it into its premium power toothbrush range ever since. Recently, it has also incorporated oscillating-rotating technology into entry tier (lower cost) options, like Oral-B Vitality.

Flossing 101: How you can help prevent Gum disease and gingivitis

It’s a fact. Flossing daily (combined with brushing and a rinse) helps protect against gingivitis by removing plaque and food particles, keeping your teeth and gums healthy, while giving you a beautiful smile.

Flossing is essential to your smile’s health, no matter what your age. And yes, even kids should floss to get used to a healthy oral-care routine. You might be asking, “Why is flossing so important?”

Here’s the answer: By flossing, you remove plaque and food particles in between your teeth and gums, and help prevent gingivitis.

Floss vs. Gum Disease
On average, one in eight adults in the United States has some form of gum disease. And it’s not just older people. Gum disease can start at a very early age, especially if you don’t have a proper oral-care routine, which includes flossing every day.

Flossing and Gingivitis
Gingivitis is the first stage of gum disease. It is also the most treatable. Flossing is a step to keeping your gums healthy.

It’s actually pretty simple—flossing is a step that can help prevent the signs and symptoms of gingivitis by removing plaque. Combined with brushing and using a rinse daily, you could keep your smile (healthy and beautiful for life).

Foods That Help Prevent Tooth Decay
It’s no fun declining sugary treats like cookies and candies. But when it comes to tooth decay, food choices play an important role. Some foods can harm your teeth, while others contain essential nutrients to keep them healthy and strong. To help prevent tooth decay, keep these food choices in mind. What you eat will show in your smile!