OAP's Oral Health Blog

The Social Effects of Smiling on the Human Body and How to Improve It

Research indicates that 57% of Americans feel insecure about their teeth, which causes them to cover their mouth when they laugh. Furthermore, 50% of them will always try to smile with their mouths closed. Smile is a simple act that can change the way you feel. It's a natural reflex to make your face look more pleasant and happy. When you smile, it triggers the release of endorphins in your brain, which will make you feel better. 


Don't Ignore the Importance of Cleaning Your Tongue Properly

Even if you brush two times a day, floss and visit the dentist every six months, there may still be one thing those oral hygiene all-stars are missing that could help keep their mouth feeling fresh and healthy. Have you forgotten to clean your tongue recently? You know, the muscle that helps us speak, eat and swallow. There are many benefits of tongue cleaning.


Work Smarter, Not Harder!

Astonishingly, the average time it takes to clean oral products ranges from 15 to 25 minutes with many methods even greater. Currently, the most commonly used routines are crystal cleaners, at-home soaking followed by scrubbing with a toothbrush or dishwasher. Irritatingly, each involve a multi-step process, and let's be honest, no one wants another chore. Thankfully after years of development we delivered on our goal. An orthodontic cleaner for the modern individual. From start to finish, the product takes 60 seconds to disinfect. 


You Could Be Wasting Money On A Bad Treatment!

The clear aligner is made of a thin, transparent plastic material and is worn over the teeth like a retainer. The cost of clear aligners varies depending on the severity of the case, but usually ranges from $1,000 to $2,500 per arch. As a costly investment, safe to say finding the right cleaning solution is a necessity. 


Wake up: Your toothbrush is filthy!

The toothbrush is one of the most important tools in our daily routine. It helps us maintain a healthy mouth and avoid cavities. However, it’s also one of the dirtiest objects in our home. A study by Dr. Charles Gerba, a microbiologist at the University of Arizona, found that an average toothbrush can contain up to 10 million bacteria per square inch. The study also found that there are more bacteria on a toothbrush than on a toilet seat or doorknob! In fact, toothbrushes should be disinfected before every use and kept in a clean place when not in use.