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It’s World Smile Day, Give Us A Smile

Friday, October 5th, 2012

World Smile Day

Yes, today is indeed World Smile Day! We asked cosmetic dental expert, Dr. Lowenberg to share a few tips on how we can keep our smile healthy. (more…)

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Dr. Tamo’s Top 5 Oral Care Tips

Monday, May 28th, 2012

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How’s your oral health? Sorry, is that a little personal?

We only ask because recently we read that only 30 per cent of Canadians* follow the dentist-recommended at-home oral care routine (flossing, brushing and rinsing). And a mere 23 per cent* brush for the recommended 2 minutes. Eeewww.

Ok people, we’re here to help you. We’ve asked Dr. Janet Tamo, the consulting dentist to Crest and Oral-B, to share with you her top five oral care tips (you’re welcome!) Here they are…

1. Use an Oral-B electric toothbrush at least twice a day for a full 2 minutes.

2. Floss everyday! No excuses. Floss removes the bacterial plaque that causes inflammation and bad breath. You are missing 1/3 of the tooth surface if you skip this step!

3. Rinse with an antibacterial mouthwash after brushing. Scope Dual-Blast mouthwash is particularly effective at freshening your breath after eating smelly foods such as garlic and onions.

4. Love your teeth. NEVER USE YOUR TEETH AS TOOLS! i.e. don’t use them to open packages or bottles.

5. Be healthy. Eat well and avoid sugary foods and drinks between meals.

Pretty simple really. And don’t fret if you don’t own an Oral-B electric toothbrush, we’re hosting a contest and giving away LOTS of them. :)

Got any questions for Dr.Tamo? She’s doing a live Q&A on Friday, June 8th, via the Oral-B Canada Facebook page. Don’t miss it!

So come on, tell us the truth, how is your oral health?

*statistics from the third annual Crest and Oral-B Great Canadian Smile Survey.

Why Our Editor LOVES The Oral-B ProfessionalCare 3000

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

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By Lesley Ellen Mirza

Do you like your teeth to feel clean? I guess that’s kind of a silly question. I have a bit of an oral care “challenge”…I REALLY like my teeth to feel clean super-clean and smooth, so much so, that I brush them WAY. TOO. HARD.

In my mind, I understand that brushing hard doesn’t equal clean teeth, but I can’t seem to stop. And due to my bad habit, I have made my gums recede. Not good.

Last week we talked about why you might want to switch over to an electric toothbrush; I was not really sold on the idea, but felt that it was time for me to make an oral care change. The peeps at Oral-B Canada kindly sent along their Oral-B ProfessionalCare 3000 toothbrush for me to test drive, and I’ve been using it for over a week now.

Yes, I love my new electric toothbrush. And I love how easy it is to get clean, smooth teeth. My favourite feature has to be the Hard Brushing Alert light that indicates when you are brushing too hard. The alert light was going off A LOT when I first starting using it, but now, quite infrequently. And this toothbrush provides an insane amount of pulsations–40,000 to be exact–and 8,800 oscillations per minute which helps remove up to two times more plaque than my regular toothbrush, helping to prevent and reverse gingivitis.

Hard Brushing Alert light

Do you brush your teeth too hard? Have you tried one of the Oral-B electric toothbrushes? We want to hear from you!

(And, if you’d like your own electric toothbrush, keep your eyes fixed to our site. That’s all I’m saying :) )

Why You Should Use An Electric Toothbrush

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Why You Should Use An Electric Toothbrush

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40 per cent of Canadians* say the smile is the most important physical attribute when determining physical attraction. Interesting.

So, why is it then, that a mere 30 per cent of Canadians* follow the dentist-recommended at-home oral care routine (flossing, brushing and rinsing)? Healthy teeth and gums = a good-looking smile, people!

The foundation of a great at-home oral care routine is brushing for 2 minutes, twice a day. And what we’ve learnt is that electric toothbrushes are going to do a waaaay better job at cleaning your teeth than your typical manual one. Electric toothbrushes make brushing easier, as they provide the cleaning action for you – moving thousands of times per minute. With a manual brush, you do all the work. An Oral-B oscillating/rotating electric toothbrush can help remove up to 100 per cent more plaque and reduce gingivitis more effectively than a standard manual toothbrush.

Not sold on using an electric toothbrush? Our Editor, Lesley Ellen is a dedicated manual toothbrush user and will test drive the Oral-B ProfessionalCare 3000 electric toothbrush – so stay tuned for her review.

In the meantime, you’ve gotta check out the Oral-B Canada Facebook page as it is a really great resource for all oral health information. And, Dr. Janet Tamo, the consulting dentist to Crest and Oral-B is going to be doing a live Q&A at the beginning of June via the Facebook page.

Do you use an electric or manual toothbrush? Tell us!

    *statistics from the third annual Crest and Oral-B Great Canadian Smile Survey.

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