Saturday, February 18, 2017

Tooth Enamel | Crest


Tooth enamel is the hard outer surface layer of your teeth that serves to protect against tooth decay. In fact, tooth enamel is considered the hardest mineral substance in your body. In this Oral Care Tip, learn about tooth enamel.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

My Child Has a Toothache. Should I Call the Dentist?


"Growing pains” are part of childhood, and teething can be the cause of some discomfort in your child’s mouth. ADA dentist Dr. Maria Lopez Howell reveals one thing to check for before taking your child to the dentist for a toothache.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Why You Need Fluoride | Crest


Even though a proper amount of fluoride is important for adults, it can be especially crucial for children. Fluoride helps prevent and reverse early stages of tooth decay by strengthening tooth enamel and allowing teeth damaged by acid from plaque to remineralize themselves. In this Oral Care Tip, you will learn why you need flouride.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

When Should I Start Brushing My Child’s Teeth?


It’s never too early to care for your child's teeth. ADA dentist Dr. Maria Lopez Howell discusses how you can keep their smile healthy from the start.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Tartar and Plaque | Crest


Plaque is an extremely sticky, colorless to pale yellow deposit of biofilm that regularly forms on your teeth. Tartar is a yellow or brown colored deposit that forms when plaque mineralizes on your teeth. In this Oral Care Tip, learn more about Tartar and Plaque.

Friday, February 3, 2017

What Kind of Toothpaste Should I Use?


With so many options to choose from, picking the perfect toothpaste can seem overwhelming. ADA dentist Dr. Kim Harms shares the two things every person should look for in a toothpaste.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Causes of Yellow Teeth | Crest


Poor oral hygiene is one of the causes of yellow teeth, but even the most diligent brushers and flossers can develop the discolored teeth that occur simply with age. In this Oral Care Tip, learn about the causes of yellow teeth.