Changing Toothbrush Psychology
Changing Toothbrush PsychologyOctober 24, 2017Having been a Dental Hygienist for 22 years, I can honestly say I spend most of my time teaching patients to brush properly and identify the signs and symptoms of gum disease. This usually involves the patient holding a mirror while I brush their teeth. I’ll then follow-up with a short exposé on Read More
What Causes Bad Breath?
What Causes Bad Breath?October 24, 2017As a dental hygienist with over 20 years in the business, I get this question probably more than any other, “What is causing my bad breath”?  I’d love to provide a quick answer to this, however it’s complicated, and usually requires some investigation to nail down the true cause. Therefore,Read More
Why Do My Gums Bleed?
Why Do My Gums Bleed?October 17, 2017As a dental professional I occasionally have a patient that gets my spider sense tingling. From The moment I started cleaning her teeth I knew I was going to be running late, and quite possibly miss my daughter’s afternoon piano recital. This patient’s gums were bleeding more than a 1980’s horRead More
Why Does My Floss Smell Bad?
Why Does My Floss Smell Bad?October 8, 2017We’ve all had that moment where today is going to be the day. We’re finally going to heed the words of our dentist and start flossing. This is usually predicated by a dental visit where we were calmly informed that in addition to tooth brushing we should seriously consider flossing. So, today beRead More
Will My Gums Heal After Gingivitis?
Will My Gums Heal After Gingivitis?October 8, 2017The short answer is yes, but there are exceptions and that will depend on the severity of the disease. But first, a brief, boring, devoid of all humor, exceptionally dry explanation for your reference. Gingivitis is defined as a mild form of gum disease where the gums appear red and puffy and often Read More
Are Electric Toothbrushes Better Than Manual Toothbrushes?
Are Electric Toothbrushes Better Than Manual Toothbrushes?October 2, 2017It all depends on who you talk to. I’ve practiced Dental Hygienist for over 20 years and have seen just about every conceivable version of electric tooth brush known to man. There is not a week that goes by where I’m not detained by a charming, overtly stylish sales rep touting the greatest deveRead More
You Might Think Making a Toothbrush Would Be Easy; Well Think Again
You Might Think Making a Toothbrush Would Be Easy; Well Think AgainSeptember 25, 2017I decided to invent a toothbrush because I was annoyed. I didn’t know the first thing about engineering, business, or marketing, but having been involved in dentistry for 30 years I knew a whole hell of allot about the way people brushed their teeth. Plain and simple, they sucked at it. That’s wRead More
INTERESTED IN GETTING YOUR MOUTH JUST, STUPID, RIDICULOUSLY CLEAN? TRY THIS NEXT TIME YOU BRUSH.
INTERESTED IN GETTING YOUR MOUTH JUST, STUPID, RIDICULOUSLY CLEAN? TRY THIS NEXT TIME YOU BRUSH.October 12, 2015We Call It The Listerbrush. 1. Brush with toothpaste for 1 min (Use the Bass method – yes, it makes a difference) 2. Rinse out the frothy goodness 3. Take a big hit of your favorite flavor Listerine mouth wash (we like the one WITH alcohol) 4. Swish for 5 seconds – Here comes the burn 5. DON’TRead More
JUST WHAT IS GUM DISEASE ANYWAY, AND WHY DO SO MANY PEOPLE HAVE IT?
JUST WHAT IS GUM DISEASE ANYWAY, AND WHY DO SO MANY PEOPLE HAVE IT?May 26, 2015It would be easy to go into a long clinical description explaining the inflammatory cascade associated with oral bacterial growth, but that would put you to sleep faster than a freshman accounting class So here is what you really need to know, I’ll try to make it fun Where you see the gum line nexRead More
The Funniest How-To-Floss Video You’ve Ever Seen
The Funniest How-To-Floss Video You’ve Ever SeenApril 16, 2015Hate to floss? You’re not alone. There is nothing fun, or funny, about it. Until now… Our patients often complain about how awkward it is to hold dental floss, how hard it is to get those teeth in the way back, and that flossing is just an overall pain at the end of a long day. Knowing how tRead More
Are you brushing your teeth like a third grader?
Are you brushing your teeth like a third grader?April 2, 2015  Just like obesity, gum disease is having a significant impact on the overall health of our population; and like obesity, gum disease has now been linked to a whole list of systemic diseases including Diabetes, Heart Disease, Pancreatic cancer, low birth weight and even Alzheimer’s. With jusRead More
Keep the hard bristled toothbrushes in the garage… where they belong.
Keep the hard bristled toothbrushes in the garage… where they belong.March 16, 2015As dental clinicians, we constantly get this question: What type of bristles should I use? We get it. Shopping for toothbrushes is confusing, especially when it comes to picking the best type of bristles. Obviously, soft ones feel the best, but many people are lured to the tough action stiffer bristRead More
4 Simple Steps to Better Oral Health for Your Kids
4 Simple Steps to Better Oral Health for Your KidsFebruary 11, 2015February is National Children’s’ Dental Awareness Month and MD Brush wants to help you help your children learn the importance oral health – starting with how to brush their teeth. “It’s one of the most commonly asked questions we receive,” says Mike Davidson, RDH, co-founder of MD BrushRead More
Pay Attention: Gum Disease May Affect Your Whole Body
Pay Attention: Gum Disease May Affect Your Whole BodyNovember 4, 2014Have you ever heard the phrase: Your mouth is the gateway to your entire body? It makes sense, doesn’t it? You eat a well-balanced, healthy diet to supply all organs in your body with the nutrients and nourishment they need to thrive. Well, bad stuff, like bacteria caused by gum disease, gets Read More
What’s So Special About MDBrush? Glad You Asked!
What’s So Special About MDBrush? Glad You Asked!November 4, 2014Boy, are we happy to finally meet you. It has taken us 7 years to make the first MDBrush toothbrush, and we are beyond thrilled to tell you all about it. So what is so special about this seemingly simple toothbrush that took us about 2,555 days (but who’s counting) to create? Achieving optimalRead More
17 Risks of Gum Disease
17 Risks of Gum DiseaseOctober 20, 2014An Index Of Systemic Diseases Linked To Periodontal Disease and Gingivitis   The MDBrush mission is simple: to educate and eradicate gum disease using innovative products that make a clear difference in dental care and providing the public with the latest research on the risks of gum disease. FRead More