brushing your teeth

Dear Doctors: If there’s no proof that flossing is beneficial, do I really need to do it? You’re referring to an article published by the Associated Press and other media outlets last summer, which revealed that the studies cited [...]
By Ask the Doctors • April 13, 2018
Dear Doctors: My husband, who never met a gadget he didn't like, wants our family to switch from regular toothbrushes to electric ones. He insists it's worth the cost because electric toothbrushes do a better job. Is he right, or is this just an excuse for another fun toy? [...]
By Ask the Doctors • March 19, 2018
People who brush their teeth only once a day are more likely to develop atherosclerosis (clogged arteries) than people who brush their teeth twice daily. Learn more about Heart Services at UCLA.
By uclahealth • February 8, 2017
To prevent dental caries, also known as cavities, children 12 months and older should see their dentist twice a year, brush their teeth twice a day and avoid, or eat in moderation, foods that can damage teeth. Dental caries (cavities) When children do not brush regularly, oral bacteria [...]
By uclahealth • January 27, 2017