Is your child scared of going to the dentist? The earlier a child visits the dentist, the better. This will give your little one a 'dental home' where all of their needs -- either preventive or emergency -- are taken care of. It's best that the first visit starts at age one or when the first tooth is visible.

To help your dentures last—and keep them looking and fitting their best—follow these 3 denture-care tips.

  1. Clean your dentures every day, using a denture brush and cleanser solution.
  2. Keep your dentures moist when you aren't wearing them.
  3. Never try to adjust your dentures yourself.

Oral health begins with clean teeth… Research suggests that you should replace your toothbrush or invest in a replacement head for your electric toothbrush every three to four months — or sooner if the bristles become frayed. And remember, if you had a cold or the flu; always replace your toothbrush when you start to feel better.

Do you have bad breath? There are many causes for chronic halitosis, including:

  1. Dehydration
  2. Cavities
  3. Gum Disease – and -
  4. Lack of brushing your tongue and cheeks

To prevent bad breath, gum disease and other oral health problems, everyone should schedule regular dental cleanings and exams.

Do you know there is a “right” way to brush your teeth? Proper brushing involves:

  1. Brushing your teeth AND gums at a 45 degree angle
  2. Brushing in a circular motion
  3. Light pressure

A mouth rinse, in ADDITION to daily brushing and flossing, can increase your oral health.