Category Archives: Hygiene

What is the Best Toothbrush? Dr. Forster Weighs-in

I get questions about toothbrushes quite often and developed this Q&A for you: Q: What toothbrush should I be using? A: Most people are perfectly fine using a traditional manual toothbrush and do not need an electric toothbrush. Brushes with smaller heads are more effective because they can get into hard-to-reach spaces more effectively and make sure you are brushing… (more…)

Oil Pulling – Studies of effectiveness inconclusive

It was recently brought to my attention that there is a trendy folk remedy known as “oil pulling” gaining attention and popularity. The technique involves holding or swishing oil in the mouth and its roots can be traced back to Ayurvedic health practices. Limited Benefits from Oil Pulling This has received little to no attention among dental practitioners and limited… (more…)

Bad Breath Causes and Best Remedies

I am often asked about the causes of bad breath (halitosis) and what can be done about it. My initial reaction is to inquire about home care oral hygiene habits. Bad Breath Causes Bad breath is usually caused by bacteria that live in the mouth. These microorganisms typically inhabit the tissue on the tongue and under the gums around the… (more…)

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