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Why Toothpick Use Can Harm Teeth and Gums

Often you see a toothpick jabbed in the middle of a sandwich or some hors d’oeuvres. But as its name indicates, its original purpose was to pick and clean teeth. However, most dentists advise against using toothpicks for cleaning your pearly whites, and here is why. Toothpicks Can Damage Gums Dentists say that if there…

Myths About How to Brush Your Teeth

Twice a day you attack the plaque building on your teeth by ferociously scrubbing it away. But while it is good to brush your teeth, it is not good to ferociously scrub them. Here are a few common myths about how to brush your teeth. The Harder the Better Most people think that scrubbing their…

Why Wisdom Teeth Are Removed

The third molars are more commonly known as the infamous “wisdom teeth.” They got their name because they are the last adult teeth that “come in” or develop in the mouth. Wisdom teeth typically erupt during the mid to late teens, between ages 16 to 18. A person can potentially have up to four wisdom…

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