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Is it Really Necessary to Toss Out Your Toothbrush Following an Illness?

Do you really need to throw away your toothbrush after you've been sick? According to some articles, it may not be as necessary as people once thought. This is based on a study that was conducted at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB). They took a group of children, some tested positive for strep throat, some had a sore throat but no strep, and some who were well. They had each brush their teeth with a new toothbrush, ... Read more

Homemade Toothpaste Basics: What Kind of Toothpaste Should you Use?

Here are a few recipe ideas to help you make some basic homemade toothpaste, and to help you choose what kind of homemade toothpaste you may prefer. It's easy to see that there is a vast array of toothpaste options to sort through. The tooth care aisle at the grocery is home to a minimum of 7-10 different brands, and each of those brands could have three or more varieties to choose from (plus an option for paste versus gel!). There is ... Read more

Beyond the Pearly Whites: Unusual Uses for Toothpaste

Toothpaste is a very necessary and indispensable tool. It keeps your breath fresh, your gums healthy, and it keeps your teeth from falling out of your face. But the wonder of toothpaste is that it can do so much more. While these may seem like some very unusual uses for toothpaste, you may find them to be just the thing you need. (more…) Read more

Don’t Forget to Replace Your Toothbrush

Your toothbrush is a dental tool that should be used at least twice a day to promote optimal oral health and fresh breath. However, if you are not diligent about replacing your toothbrush on a regular basis, your toothbrush can begin doing more harm than good in your mouth. The American Dental Association recommends that you replace your toothbrush every three months. Most people can get away with replacing their toothbrushes every six months, but that is the absolute longest you should ... Read more
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