Tagged With oral health

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Two minutes is a weird amount of time to stand at the sink with a brush in your mouth. And if you don't use an electric brush with an automatic timer, what are you supposed to do, look at a stopwatch? I've reported before on the lack of good tooth brushing apps; there's one ok one for kids, and that's it. But Gimlet has come to the rescue with a two-minute, twice-daily show called Chompers.

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Most parents will tell you their kids love juice. It tastes good, often comes in convenient and child-friendly packaging, and seems much healthier than soft drinks, sports drinks or other sweet beverages. It comes from fruit, after all. But we also know it’s high in sugar, and so can contribute to obesity and dental problems.

We asked five experts in nutrition, dietetics, medicine and dentistry whether or not we should let our kids drink juice.

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Today's burning question is a collection of dental quandaries that grew out of a discussion among Lifehacker staffers, where it turned out that each of us -- and some of our dentists -- have very strong opinions on the right time and order for the various steps of dental hygiene. The more we chatted, the more confused we became.

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Scrubbing back-and-forth or in circles probably aren't the best ways to brush -- but those are the most popular methods taught to kids and endorsed by toothpaste companies. Dentists, on the other hand, tend to prefer something called the Modified Bass technique.