Teeth, gums and everything in between may seem like a giant mystery, but it doesn’t have to be that way. If you’re looking for simple step-by-step guides to everything from how to whiten your teeth to how to become a dentist to how to write a teeth-friendly grocery list, TopDentists’ Dental How-To is tailored just for you.
The average American spends a total of 38.5 days brushing his teeth over a lifetime, and it’s crucial to make sure you’re getting the most out of this time. So if you need to brush up on your cleaning techniques, check out our guide to brushing your teeth the right way (hint: you should devote at least 30 seconds of brushing on each quadrant in your mouth, and finish with a rinse). If that’s news to you, you may be inadequately taking care of your mouth, which not only wastes your time, but could potentially lead to multiple serious and costly health problems that affect your whole body. Since we know that a healthy mouth is strongly correlated to a healthy body (which, of course, means the inverse is true: gum disease is linked to heart disease, diabetes and many other serious illnesses), it’s important to make sure that your teeth are in tip-top shape.
For those that feel confident with their basic daily dental regimen of brushing and flossing, but are still looking for information about how to handle a dental emergency, clean dentures effectively or break bad dental habits (like chewing ice and snacking on too many sweets), we have answers for you, too. And if you’re seeking some sure-fire tips for a younger, brighter smile, we’ll give you the 411 about how to get a great smile on the go. And if you’re an aspiring expert yourself, make sure to read up on how to become a dentist and get a job in the field. Armed with all this information, you’ll be smiling all the way to the dentist!