Are you only an occasional gum chewer? If so, and you figure it can't hurt to pick up a pack of "whitening" gum, you should know that your teeth won't get any whiter unless you're constantly chewing the stuff.
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When it comes to packing, I've gotten my routine down to such a perfect science that can I can pack for a two-week international trip in 15 minutes or less and not forget anything I need. That is except my toothbrush. That I accidentally leave behind pretty much every single time I travel -- until this week when I brought three with me thanks to a little planning from past me.
There are many brands of kids' “vitamin gummies” on the market. They are promoted as deliciously flavoured and a great way for growing bodies (and fussy eaters) to get the nutrients they need. In our opinion, these products are unhealthy, poorly regulated and exploitative. Their high sugar content may appeal to young children, but they’re not a good introduction to a healthy diet.
Philips Zoom WhiteSpeed is a treatment that promises to permanently whiten your teeth. It's not cheap and before you decide to fork out several hundred bucks for the treatment, you'd obviously want to know it works. Lifehacker's Spandas Lui and Gizmodo's Rae Johnston tested it out in the wild and lived to tell the tale. Here are the results.
The majority of drinking water in Australia already has fluoride added in, which has significantly improved the dental health of the populace. Fluoride is particularly important for teeth development in children since it helps fend off cavities and tooth decay. That's why fluoride treatments are often offered to kids with a number of cavities or are at high risk of developing cavities. But adults can benefit from fluoride treatments as well.
Teeth grinding is a problem that affects nearly one in ten individuals, yet many of us don't even realise we're doing it. And that's a problem given just how harmful it can be to our health. Here's how to find out if you grind your teeth when you sleep -- and why it's something you shouldn't ignore.
Fever is one of the oft-cited symptoms of teething -- not always by doctors, more often by parents sharing advice. But a new analysis of the actual symptoms of teething shows that fever probably isn't one of them. In other words: If your kid is teething and has a fever, chances are they're also sick.
First-aid guides often tell us to transport a tooth to the dentist in milk -- or better yet, tucked under your tongue where it can stay covered in saliva. But it's OK to put the tooth back in its socket, and in fact, that's what dentists recommend.
Most people wait until their toothbrush has become a bristle-askew embarrassment before they even think of replacing it with a new one. It's just not something you usually think about when doing the weekly groceries. But what if you could get toothbrushes delivered directly to your door right on schedule? This is the concept behind ToothbrushDirect; an Aussie startup that will keep your bristles new and shiny for $3.95 per delivery.