Sunday, June 15, 2014

Toothbrush Travel Tips

Are you excited for your upcoming vacation trip? If yes, what are your preparations in order to have a safe and sound travel? In case you might forget, it is important not to neglect our oral care even while we are on a vacation or out of town trips.

Toothbrush travel tips

Summer is almost here and many want to forget the dreariness of winter and enjoy some warm weather. While vacations are a blast, sometimes they prevent you from maintaining a good dental routine.

Being away from home can make it easier to neglect your dental health and may take a toll on your teeth. But even while you travel, you don’t have to take a vacation from good dental hygiene. Below are some tips to help easily keep your family’s teeth clean and healthy while traveling.

Pack properly
Be sure to pack extra travel toothbrushes, paste and floss where you can get to them easily. In case you wake up in-transit or lose your luggage, you will still have easy access to oral health care.

Protect your toothbrush
Toothbrush caps are great for protecting brush bristles from germs and damage in your bag. Once you arrive at your destination though, it’s best to uncap. Covering wet bristles can trap moisture and encourage bacteria growth.

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The Importance of Dental Insurance for Children

They say that prevention is better than cure. This is indeed true, right? Especially for children who are experiencing tooth cavities and other oral health problems. Why cure this thing when we can prevent this from happening in the first place? Let’s now discover the real truth about the importance of establishing proper oral care habits for children.


Many parents don’t realize that cavities are nearly 100 percent preventable. Babies are born with a healthy mouth and teeth. So from birth, it’s important to establish good oral health habits to reduce cavity-causing bacteria.

Unfortunately, the majority of children in Illinois still end up with cavities. Fifty-three percent of Illinois third graders have experienced cavities. Among those children, 29 percent have untreated cavities and 5 percent have cavities that need urgent dental treatment.

One of the best ways to make sure you keep the cavities away and creating healthy smiles is to make sure your child has dental coverage. Getting your child to the dentist is key to good oral health, and studies show that kids with dental coverage get to the dentist more often.

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Tips for Perfect Brushing and Flossing

Dental Flossing

Are brushing and flossing part of your regular morning routine? If so, you are on the right track. But did you know that there are proper ways on how to brush and floss to achieve a perfect dental hygiene? Dentists has it that the best way to start your day is through a thorough brush and floss every morning. No matter what your morning ritual is, dental care should not be neglected for it is essential in order to have an overall healthy body.

Everyone has a different morning routine. Some people jump out of the bed right after the alarm goes off; other people hit the snooze button three times before rising. Some people shower first thing in the morning; other people eat breakfast first. No matter what your usual morning routine is, there are two things that should be included in everyone’s morning ritual: brushing and flossing your teeth.

The two easiest ways to keep your teeth healthy also contribute to social benefits. I mean, who really wants to smell your morning breath (ewww!).

What many people don’t know about brushing and flossing is that technique is the key to avoiding dental cavities. If you brush twice a day, but are missing most of the debris in your mouth because of bad technique, you will be mighty disappointed at your next dental visit. Below is a list of advice to make sure you are brushing and flossing your teeth effectively!
  • Use a soft-bristled brush that reaches all areas easily.
  • Make sure to brush each surface of every tooth – inside, outside and top. Spend extra time on the gum line.

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