Entries by Miko Nkungula

The complete guide to great oral health

By Southcommon Dental, Oral Health Foundation Besides brushing, here are other important steps to maintain great oral health. Check out the complete guide below. The Oral Surgery DC Team Brushing Regularly and thoroughly brushing your teeth is an important step in preventing tooth decay and gum disease. When you brush your teeth, you remove the bacteria […]

The Power of Sour on Your Teeth

By Media Planet You know that weird coating you get on your teeth and tongue when you eat certain candies? Sour foods can be just as damaging to your teeth as sweets due to their high acidity! Learn more about the damage they can cause. The Oral Surgery DC Team  It’s not a pretty picture […]

Foods That Fight Mouth Bacteria

By SFGATE 🍎🍏 FUN FACT: Apples help kill bacteria in the mouth that causes bad breath! Learn more about other foods that fight bacteria. The Oral Surgery DC team An apple is a natural tooth cleaner. The fiber content of the skin gently scraps plaque from the surface of your teeth. Its high water content […]

The Evolution of the Toothbrush

By Irma Wallace, Infographic Journal 🐴 Can you imagine brushing your teeth with horse hair?! Take a look at just how far the toothbrush has come. The Oral Surgery DC team Attention to dental hygiene dates all the way back to 3500 BCE with the Chew Stick in Egypt and Babylonia. Centuries later, we have […]

Why Sharks Don’t Get Cavities

By Megan Garber, The Atlantic  Should sharks be our role models for oral hygiene? Learn about the two species with “toothpaste-teeth”! The Oral Surgery DC team Sharks live lives that are, to human sensibilities, mostly unenviable. The creatures are constantly moving. They are hunted by predators far higher than they are on the food chain. […]

Chocolate: A Superfood for Your Teeth

By Ask the Dentist  🍫 Who says chocolate isn’t good for you? The antibacterial effects of chocolate can help protect against tooth decay. Sounds too good to be true? The Oral Surgery DC Team.  A dentist recommending chocolate? Yes, that’s right, you read correctly. Recent studies emerging from Japan, England, and the U.S. support the […]