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5 Surprising Ways to Banish Bad Breath

By Douglas Main

Just as nobody likes a whiner, nobody likes bad breath. It’s a powerful way to make a bad first impression. But the good news is that there are relatively simple ways to take care of halitosis.

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Choosing the right toothbrush.

Best Toothbrushes for Braces

By: Dalvir Pannu, D.D.S.

Brushing your teeth is necessary to having a healthy mouth, but when your brush is old, it can’t do its job. Toothbrushes with bent, worn or frayed bristles aren’t going to clean well between your teeth. Take a look at your toothbrush. If you see bristles that are flat, broken or no longer standing straight, it’s time for a replacement. Toothbrushes are also a breeding ground for germs – in fact, researchers at England’s’ University of Manchester found that an uncovered toothbrush can harbor more than 100 million bacteria, some of which are linked to colds, stomach flus and variety of other illnesses. So even if your bristles look fine, it may be time for a replacement.

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Caring for your braces

Oral Hygiene for the Orthodontic Patient

By: Columbia University College of Dental Medicine

If you thought brushing and flossing were important before you got braces…well, you were right. But people undergoing orthodontic treatment need to be even more dedicated to good oral hygiene. Read more about how to properly care for your braces, including brushing & flossing techniques, eating right, and caring for your retainer.

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