Women's Dental Health: Get a Movie Star Smile (on a Regular Person Budget)
You don't have to spend a ton of money to have a mouthful of beautiful, healthy teeth and a stunning smile -- these 11 tips prove it
Clean your tongueDid you know that up to 85 percent of bad breath germs (called actino mycosis) are found on your tongue? And, did you realize that these bacteria can also cause degenerative gum disease? They can. And, they will if you don't get them out of your mouth.
While some dentists recommend using your toothbrush in downward strokes to brush away the microbes, some, like Dr. Smigel, suggest using a tongue-cleaning tool that's specifically designed to gently clear away the smelly offenders. Smigel is such an ardent believer in a clean tongue that he created the Ripple Edge Tongue Cleaner, $22, which, according to an article in "The New York Times," he purports to use religiously every morning after drinking his coffee. Other companies (like Breath RX 3 Pack Tongue Scraper, $6.99) make similar tongue scraping devices.
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