What is Halitosis?

More than 80 million people suffer from chronic halitosis, or bad breath. In most cases it originates from the gums and tongue. The odor is caused by wastes from bacteria in the mouth, the decay of food particles, other debris in your mouth and poor oral hygiene. The decay and debris produce a sulfur compound that … [Read more...]

How to Floss Your Teeth

“Flossing is one of the major ways you can care for your teeth,” says Dr. Carol Ford from her Phoenix dental office. “There is no good substitutes for daily flossing,” she adds. What’s the best floss? “The one you use regularly,” says Dr. Ford with a smile. Whatever you reach for often and regularly is what works … [Read more...]

Using Floss Once a Day Helps Fight Decay

Some people loop. Some people spool. Others simply refuse. The verdict is in: Flossing is one of the best things you can ever do to take care of your teeth. "Flossing every 24 hours to break up plaque is imperative for good oral health," says Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) spokesperson Gordon Isbell, DMD, … [Read more...]

Flossing to Save Your Teeth

Most people don’t love flossing. But everyone wants to keep the teeth they were born with and live without pain. Keeping your teeth is worth the effort of flossing. As you age, keeping your own teeth means enjoying your food more, having healthier digestion and feeling better. “Many people don’t know how to floss,” … [Read more...]