Bogobrush, Biodegradable Toothbrush Company, Launches With Buy One, Give One Model

The buy one, give one movement is going strong with companies like Toms and Warby Parker — now Bogobrush ($40) has entered the mix. They offer a fairly-straightforward concept: a subscription service delivering a simply-made, environmentally- and socially-conscious toothbrush every three months (and for every one you get, an American in need gets one as well). The Continue Reading →

Hot New tips and tricks for brightening your teeth.

Besides getting a professional cleaning every six months, brushing your teeth with a whitening toothpaste twice a day is the obvious first step toward achieving a brighter smile. “Though they don’t contain enough peroxide to actually whiten your teeth, whitening toothpastes are great at removing plaque and superficial stains. Recommend brushing with an electric toothbrush to banish icky film from teeth. Sonicare sonic waves break down plaque and reduce the puffiness and inflammation of the gum tissue. Continue Reading →

Can I Prevent Tooth Sensitivity & What Can I Do if I Have Sensitive Teeth?

Tooth sensitivity is a common name for dentin hypersensitivity or root sensitivity. If hot, cold, sweet or very acidic foods and drinks, or breathing in cold air, makes your teeth or a tooth sensitive or painful then you have sensitive teeth. Is Tooth Sensitivity Common? Tooth sensitivity is very common and it has been estimated that approximately half the population experiences tooth sensitivity. Tooth sensitivity can come and go over time. To treat tooth sensitivity, your dentist or hygienist may recommend that you use a low abrasion toothpaste specially made for sensitive teeth — a desensitizing toothpaste. These toothpastes make the teeth less sensitive if you brush with them twice a day and also contain fluoride to help protect your teeth against decay. Alternatively, your dentist may prescribe a brush-on fluoride gel or a fluoride rinse, or a high fluoride level toothpaste that is specially formulated to make your teeth less sensitive and provides extra protection against decay. These treatments happen at home when you are brushing your teeth and are inexpensive. You should ask your dentist or hygienist about the best way to treat your sensitivity. Continue Reading →