Thursday, February 11, 2010

Keeping Your Pearly Whites: Advice For Prettier Teeth

Do you ever wonder which toothpaste to buy?

Me too...until I read that the FDA approved Colgate Total and Crest Pro-Health. Both are said to combat gum disease by reducing tartar and gingivitis.

This is also what I learned:

Most over-the-counter whitening agents don't work.

Don't mask bad breath. Get rid of tartar build-up and use an antibacterial toothpaste.

Baking soda is an abrasive. It's not as effective as a fluoride toothpaste.

A little dab will do ya.

Floss at least once a day.

Brush 2+ minutes 2 or more times daily using a soft or electric toothbrush in good condition.

Visit your dentist twice a year.

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