Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The Mystery behind the Mouthwash Sting

Arguably, the only inconvenience related to mouthwash use is the sting. Some can’t stand the burning sensation whenever they wash their mouth with a generous helping. While no-sting formulas in the market exist, the burning sensation is often considered a sign of the mouthwash's effectiveness.

The dental community is divided as to what causes the burning sensation with every swish or gargle with the mouthwash. According to, the alcohol content is to blame. This is the more common argument where some mouthwash brands contain up to 30 percent alcohol. As a desiccant, alcohol dries up the mouth, leaving it prone to the slightly bothersome sting.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The Benefits of Using Electric Toothbrushes

The importance of regularly brushing teeth can’t be stressed enough; brushing reduces plaque buildup in teeth, which in turn reduces tooth decay and tooth loss. Although folks have the option of using their regular and traditional toothbrushes, electric toothbrushes offer a simpler alternative to vigorous and tedious brushing. These motorized brushes have moving bristles that simulate natural brushing movements, allowing users to simply pass the device over their teeth to brush away plaque.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Anyone Can Use an Electric Toothbrush

When used frequently and properly, electronic toothbrushes provide a number of benefits to oral hygiene. They provide superior clean due to bristles that rotate and vibrate at speeds that no human hand can match manually. Apart from the thorough cleaning, electric brushes are also good for the gums, as they prevent users from pushing too hard during brushing, and give a massaging effect that encourages the gums’ blood circulation.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Other Benefits of Using an Electric Toothbrush

The electric toothbrush is not a new concept; this technology has been around for several years. Over 30 percent of Americans own a rotating or oscillating toothbrush, with many of them choosing the electric device over the manual variation because of how effective it can clean teeth. However, there are also other benefits which one can get from an electric toothbrush: