Category: Hygiene

sugar

It’s no secret that sugar isn’t good for your teeth. Excess sugar consumption can cause a variety of problems due to the fact that sugar fuels bacteria growth, contributing directly to gum disease, cavities, and other forms of tooth decay. Sugar can also have some other effects on teeth: like…

hygiene month

2020 has been a challenging year in many professions, but since October is National Dental Hygiene Month, we’d like to start by acknowledging the hard work and difficulties faced by many dental hygienists and oral health professionals at this time. Like so many other health care workers, they’ve faced both…

family brushing teeth

There are so many choices in toothpaste these days that the options might seem bewildering if not overwhelming. Whitening toothpastes, organic toothpaste, toothpaste for sensitive teeth–where does one begin? Lately there’s been an additional discussion among health-conscious people about toothpaste and in particular SLS as a toothpaste ingredient. Some folks…