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Should You Be Using a Silicone Toothbrush?

When it comes to toothbrushes, there hasn’t been much innovation over time, and some may ask, why should there be? I’ve been using my Sonicare for about 13 years, and I haven’t had a cavity since. What I have had because of it is gum recession, and here’s why. When you use a toothbrush like the Sonicare, you’re supposed to let the brush do all the work, meaning you should just be placing it on your teeth – not placing it and moving it back and forth like you would a manual toothbrush. I know this! I have known this for years! In fact, I’ve even had part of my gums replaced, and yet I still can’t stop the back and forth motion. My dentist says it’s a common problem amongst stressed out New Yorkers. She calls it “aggressive brushing.” In any case, while I can’t overstate my love for Sonicare, I was curious to try something new; so I bought the Issa Toothbrush from Foreo, which promises to not damage gums.

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Philips Sonicare AirFloss Pro and Other Flossers That Will Improve Your Mouth Health

Flossing Is Good for Your Heart: Here’s Why

What’s more boring than discussing dental care and flossing? But gum disease is linked to more serious issues and threatens your heart health, so we are starting Monday with the most dreaded of beauty routines…

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Philips Sonicare AirFloss Pro and Other Flossers That Will Improve Your Mouth Health

Scalp Botox and More Uses for Botox You Probably Didn’t Know

I’ll make a long story short and say that a few months ago I had a cut on my body that wasn’t healing. Nothing worked. Finally I was given a bit of Botox, and lo and behold, the small cut was healed. With that I learned that Botox has a number of uses unrelated to making wrinkles disappear.

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Simply Gum: The First and Only Totally Natural Gum

I try not to chew gum too often. When you chew it, you’re taking in air, which causes bloating. I also find that it often makes me hungrier. Chewing sugarless gum, however, can help prevent tooth decay…

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Is All Toothpaste Really Created Equal?

Is All Toothpaste Really Created Equal?

If you’ve ever wanted to feel like you’re at a spa when you’re actually at the dentist’s office (I’m serious…), head to Dr. Victoria Veytsman’s office.

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GLO Science GLO POP Daily Teeth Whitening

GLO Science GLO POP Daily Teeth Whitening: White Out

I like red wine and I’m addicted to coffee, so regular teeth whitening is a must for me. Unfortunately, I have super sensitive teeth, making the process painful and almost unbearable. Still, it’s worth suffering through for vanity.

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DIY Home Remedies You Need to Know About

DIY Home Remedies You Need to Know About

I have a friend who has been popping Ambien for so long it has stopped working. She’ll text me restless at 5 a.m. as she drifts in and out of nightmarish sleep. Clearly a lifestyle change is in order, but that’s always easier said than done.

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What to Eat and What NOT to Eat for Whiter Teeth

What to Eat and What NOT to Eat for Whiter Teeth

Dr. Victoria Veytsman, owner of Cosmetic Dental Studios, knows a thing or two about the importance of a bright, white smile.

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Travel Smart With These Beauty Tools

Travel Smart with These Beauty Tools

When it comes to beauty gadgets, most of us have three essentials: toothbrush, hair dryer, and hair straightener…

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