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Sage Essential Oil: a Must-Have for Your Oil-Pulling Routine

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Oil pulling, a practice that’s been around for centuries, has been gaining popularity in recent years. This ancient Ayurvedic practice involves swishing a tablespoon of oil in your mouth for 15-20 minutes before spitting it out. It’s believed to help remove toxins and bacteria from the mouth and improve oral health. While coconut oil is the most popular oil used for oil pulling, many other oils and essential oils can also be used. This blog post will explore why sage essential oil is a must-have for your oil-pulling routine.
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How Often Should You Have a Dental Checkup?

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Let’s face it: no-one enjoys going to the dentist, but regular dental checkups are crucial for good oral (and overall) health. When you see your dentist regularly, you’re much less likely to suffer from cavities and gum disease, so knowing how often to visit is critical. Once you are quite convinced, you can Find the Best Dentist in Dubai for your appointments.

How Often Should Individuals See the Dentist for Checkups?

When oral health issues begin to rise, individuals need a dentist, and it’s important to see your dentist at least twice a year for checkups and cleaning . Failure to see the dentist regularly puts your health at risk. Continue reading How Often Should You Have a Dental Checkup?

Product Review: Elementa Nano Silver Dental Care

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You might have heard a cautionary tale about how, when it comes to dental health, it’s not sugar you need to be wary of, but food acids, because that’s what causes tooth decay. I’ve been advised by my dentist to avoid brushing too soon after drinking acidic beverages such as soda, orange juice or even wine, because they can make your tooth enamel extra susceptible to erosion. Just being serious. Keeping his advice in mind, I will usually wait an hour or so to brush after eating an acidic food, and drink a glass of water to rinse my teeth of any excess food residue, but that isn’t necessarily providing your teeth the level of protection they need every day. What are you gonna do? Here’s what.

Elementa Nano Silver is a line of entirely new oral health products that protect your teeth by neutralizing food acids, and go beyond the benefits of fluoride by effectively breaking down dental plaque, and even remineralizing the tooth surface – amazing! A few weeks ago, I received the Elementa Nano Silver Tooth Gel, and their Mouth Rinse, to review for the blog, and here’s what you need to know about these very appealing products — because now that we can go (mostly) mask-less, we want our mouths to be as fresh as possible!
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Help Avoid The Spread Of Germs By Replacing Your Toothbrush With Dr. Plotka’s Mouthwatchers!

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The ritual of Spring Cleaning can include many different tasks. While we typically associate the phrase with doing a deep-cleaning of our homes, or sorting through our closets to donate any items that no longer fit or ‘spark joy,’ spring cleaning can also mean making a point to replace often-used personal items such as pillows or toothbrushes. In a time when we are all taking extra care to wash our hands and avoid the spread of germs, you may not even realize that your toothbrush can be a breeding ground for bacteria. It’s scary, but it’s true; and if you are replacing your toothbrush only  when you visit your dentist for your twice-yearly routine cleaning, you may be putting your health at risk.

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I was recently sent a new travel toothbrush from Dr. Plotka’s Mouthwatchers, an oral hygiene brand which aims to reduce the spread of germs that can come from your toothbrush. Invented by a dentist and employing an embedded silver technology, Dr. Plotka’s Mouthwatchers toothbrushes eliminate 99% of bacteria from the bristles within 6 hours after using the brush.

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Since the model I received is a travel-style design, I had originally planned to keep the toothbrush in my office for use after I eat my lunch, but since I am now working from home (like so many of us), I started using it as my regular toothbrush last week. So far, I am thrilled with my experience using the Dr. Plotka’s brush.

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The above image explains how Dr. Plotka’s naturally antimicrobial bristles work, and how the fact that they’re made from polyester rather than traditional nylon allows them to last 33% longer. The brush also has dual-layered ‘flossing’ bristles, for reaching food particles that can get trapped between teeth. I especially love this feature of the Mouthwatcher brush, because I have two rear molars with a bit of space between them. Some foods (especially meat or fresh fruit) can get stuck between my teeth, so that I feel the need to floss immediately after eating. This toothbrush helps to remove that trapped food, so that I can wait until the end of the day to floss (which is something you should be doing regularly anyway).

Flossing Bristles Illustrated By Gail Worley

The above image illustrates how Dr. Plotka’s toothbrush bristles are designed to have an extended reach that regular toothbrush bristles do not offer.

3 Types of Toothbrushes

Dr. Plotka’s Mouthwatcher Brushes come in a variety of colors and styles including Travel, Adult Manual, Youth Manual, and an electric Power model with replacement heads also available. I encourage you to give these brushes a try. Not only will your teeth feel like they just had a dental cleaning, but you can rest easy knowing you and your family are using clean bristles each time you brush, lowering your chances of illness from your toothbrush.

Find out more about Dr. Plotka’s MouthWatcher Toothbrushes, and shop for them online, by visiting Mouthwatchers Dot Com. Even better, sign up for their mailing list and receive a 15% discount code on your first order!

Product Review: HartFelt 360 Toothbrush

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When it comes to brushing your teeth, which everyone does, you have two basic toothbrush choices: manual or electric. While there have been continuing, and recent, innovations to the electric toothbrush, there has been relatively little change in the design of a manual toothbrush that isn’t purely aesthetic. I never gave it any thought until I was asked to “try out” the 360 round-head toothbrush by Hartfelt, and I said OK, because I am obsessed with dental hygiene! Continue reading Product Review: HartFelt 360 Toothbrush