Items Tagged ‘brushing your teeth’

Ask the Doctors - If flossing hasn't been proven to work, do I really need to do it?

April 13, 2018

Ask the Doctors – If flossing hasn’t been proven to work, do I really need to do it?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

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 the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Periodontology to recommend daily flossing are scientifically inadequate. […]

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Tags: Ask the Doctors, brushing your teeth, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, flossing, oral health


Ask the Doctors - Are electric toothbrushes worth the extra cost?

March 19, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Are electric toothbrushes worth the extra cost?

By Ask the Doctors askthedoctors

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? Can it be both? Research in […]

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Tags: bacteria, brushing your teeth, dentist, dentistry, Dr. Eve Glazier, Dr.Elizabeth Ko, electric toothbrush, gingivitis, gum disease, plaque, teeth, tooth


Celebrating Heart Month – Fact #6

February 8, 2017

Celebrating Heart Month – Fact #6

By uclahealth uclahealth

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.

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Tags: atherosclerosis, brushing your teeth, clogged arteries, heart disease, heart facts, heart health, Heart Month, UCLA Women's Cardiovascular Center, women's health


Dental care for children and adolescents

January 27, 2017

Dental care for children and adolescents

By uclahealth uclahealth

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 begin to convert food and drink remnants […]

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Tags: brushing your teeth, cavities, children's health, daniela silva dds, dental care, dental caries, dentist, dentistry, oral carem dental x-rays, pediatric dentistry, UCLA Pediatric Dental Residency Program