Category Archives for "Cavaties"

Jun 02

Do Ergonomic Toothbrushes Clean Teeth Better?

By Mike Lomax | Cavaties

The concept of ergonomics has resulted in a reinvention of the simple toothbrush — but can the new toothbrushes really make a difference?

The practice of brushing your teeth hasn’t changed much since 1938, the year that the modern toothbrush was introduced. But the toothbrush itself has evolved quite a bit.
Stroll through the oral health aisle at your local drugstore and you may be surprised by the number of toothbrush styles available and the claims made by manufacturers about the effectiveness of their toothbrushes. read more

May 23

1 in 5 Americans Has Untreated Cavities

By Mike Lomax | Cavaties

1 in 5 Americans Has Untreated Cavities

Most kids get dental care, regardless of income, because of federal health programs, researcher says.

More than one in every five Americans has untreated cavities, a new government report shows.

“Untreated tooth decay is prevalent in the U.S.,” said report co-author Dr. Bruce Dye, an epidemiologist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. “It appears that we haven’t been able to make any significant strides during the last decade to reduce untreated cavities.” read more