February 21, 2014


Did you know February was National Children's Dental Health Month?


The health and well-being of children is one of the few issues a majority of Americans readily support without much argument.

However, studies show that one crucial area where we are failing our children remains the dental health care.

Minor as it may sound in the grand scheme, poor oral health care among children is a growing epidemic that not only affects their teeth, but also their intellectual and social development, and overall health. According to a report by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD), tooth decay in young children can lead to malnutrition, life-threatening infections, poor school performance, and reluctance to speak, smile and play !!!!

By the age of five, about 60 percent of U.S. children will have tooth decay. Despite the AAPD’s recommendation that all children have their first dental exam no later than their first birthday, the reality is that only one in four parents surveyed actually took their children for a dental visit in the first year.

The reasons behind this void in important children’s health care are varied. Lack of education certainly plays a role. Research indicates that parents — particularly in low-income families — fail to understand the importance of oral health in children and how diet and brushing contributes to it. Lack of insurance coverage for children’s dental care is also notable.

This month, National Children’s Dental Health Month, provides a timely opportunity to reflect on where we can continue to make improvements for the sake of all our children:

1. Provide affordable options to parents who recognize that oral health is a vital component of a child’s overall health.

2. Provide care to children with little insurance, who might otherwise not have access to dental care.

3. Welcome children and families in need of dental care

4. Partner with communities and educators to increase awareness about health dental habits and maintaining good oral health care for life.

Our nation’s long-standing commitment to the health of our children is an ongoing effort, and one that must never fade from our attention. I hope that this month – and year round – dental providers, policymakers, parents and the public can encourage and support improvements that ensure our children’s healthy, happy smiles for generations to come.

Thank you Paul O. Walker, DDS, for this great information.

Here is a link the  FULL ARTICLE

February 03, 2014


Are you pregnant? Your Oral health is our primary concern !!!

Below is an article revamped by Dr. Plotka from Thank you for the great advises!

Dental problems during pregnancy are quite common, with approximately 40 percent of women who have gingivitis, cavities, and periodontitis, according to a recent report by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). And left untreated, many conditions can be harmful to you and your baby, Fox News reports.

One of the most common dental conditions is pregnancy gingivitis, which can cause red, tender, and swollen gums that bleed easily. 

If you’re pregnant or planning to become pregnant, here’s what you can do to prevent dental problems:

BRUSH AND FLOSS. Or use a toothbrush with flossing bristles such as the Mouth Watchers one. The fine bristles remove the food causing plaque in the deepest groves of the tooth and help break the plaque in between the teeth and under the gum line where gingivitis starts. Additionally, the antimicrobial silver-embedded bristles kill bacteria on the brush so you don't reinfect yourself at night when using a toothbrush that has been sitting on the counter of your bathroom sink for... hours... growing millions of micro-organism...

Using those kind of bristles are definitely the best ways to keep your teeth and gums healthy, as well as to keep your whole body out of reach of bacteria... And prevent harm for your baby! 


EAT RIGHT: fiber-filled fruits and vegetables, nuts, and cheese. If you drink soda or coffee with sugar (please sweet them with Xylitol instead!!!), have a cup but don’t sip on it all day, said Dr. Joseph Banker, founder of Creative Dental Care in Westfield, NJ. 

Oh, and chew gum and drink plenty of water.


The Mouth Watchers Team.

January 23, 2014


Have you been keeping-up with your New Year Resolutions?

Four Resolutions for Better Dental Health


#1 – Resolve to Get a New Toothbrush

If you take good care of your teeth, then it might be time to evaluate the health of your toothbrush. Traditional toothbrushes tend to wear out over a period of about three months. If your toothbrush is looking worn out, head to the store or to our website to get yourself a brand new and effective toothbrush!

#2 – Resolve to Make Flossing Fun!

Flossing tends to be on the bottom of the list when it comes to New Year’s resolutions. Having a toothbrush with FLOSSING BRISTLES can help make flossing simple and quicker than you have ever thought! Get your Mouth Watchers toothbrush with flossing bristles right now on!

#3 – Resolve to Cut Out Sugar

It is imperative to cut down on the amount of sugar you drink and eat. Start with cutting out sugary drinks, replacing them with a lot of water throughout the day.

Eliminate sweets from your diet each day, instead eating a variety of lean meats, fruits and vegetables. Be aware that you may have cravings for sugary foods and drinks, but if you persevere through them, they should go away fairly quickly. These changes will not only help your smile, but will benefit your overall health!

#4 – Resolve to Sleep Soundly

The value placed on a good night’s sleep is priceless, especially when it comes to the contribution sleep makes to your overall health. Sleeping more will help you feel better, eat less overall calories, and reduce stress.

Take advantage of the long nights to go to bed early and get a full night’s sleep. Calm down your body and brain before heading to bed with herbal tea and a good book :))
December 26, 2013


New Year, New You !

New Year’s Resolutions for a Healthy Smile :)

With the new year approaching, you may have already begun to think about your New Year’s resolutions. You may be considering resolving to save money, get a better job or lose weight. Many people set new goals about having a healthier lifestyle in the new year. Why not make one of your New Year’s resolutions improving your dental health?

Healthy resolutions can keep your teeth healthy, and any of the following strategies will go a long way toward giving you a brighter, healthier smile in the coming year:

Eat Plenty of Fruits and Vegetables

Eating well is important for your dental health. Poor nutrition can affect the entire immune system, increasing susceptibility to many common oral disorders, including gum (periodontal) disease. Antioxidants and other nutrients found in fruits, vegetables, legumes and nuts improve your body’s ability to fight bacteria and inflammation, helping to protect your teeth and gums. In addition, crisp fruits and raw vegetables like apples, carrots and celery help clean plaque from teeth and freshen breath.

Quit Smoking or Using Other Tobacco Products

Using tobacco can harm your mouth in a number of ways, increasing your risk for tooth discoloration, cavities, gum recession, gum disease and throat, lung and oral cancer. Smokers are about twice as likely to lose their teeth as non-smokers. It’s not just smoking tobacco that has negative effects on your oral health: use of smokeless tobacco can be just as harmful to your oral health. The good news is that the risk of tooth loss decreases after you quit smoking or using smokeless tobacco.

Limit Your Alcohol Intake

You may already know that excessive alcohol intake can have an effect on your overall health, but did you know that it may also affect your oral health? According to the Academy of General Dentistry, those who smoke, eat poorly and consume excessive alcohol also have increased gum recession (periodontal pocketing). Their studies show that smokers who regularly consume alcohol are less likely to brush their teeth on a regular basis and are less concerned about their basic health than nonsmokers.

Brush at Least Twice a Day and Floss at Least Once a Day

Brushing and flossing protect your teeth from decay and gum disease, which is caused by your teeth’s most persistent enemy, plaque – a sticky, colorless, invisible film of harmful bacteria that builds up on your teeth every day. Both brushing and flossing are equally important for good oral health: according to the Academy of General Dentistry, only flossing can remove plaque from between teeth and below the gumline, where decay and gum disease often begins.

Without proper brushing and flossing, you may develop bleeding gums, which may worsen to severely swollen, red, bleeding gums (gingivitis) and, eventually, gum disease. Because diseases of the mouth can affect the rest of your body, it is especially important to maintain good oral health.

See Your Dentist for Regular Checkups

By seeing your dentist at least twice a year, you can help prevent any dental health problems before they cause discomfort or require more comprehensive or expensive treatment. Regular visits allow your dentist to monitor your oral health and recommend a dental health regimen to address areas of concern.

Use your Mouth Watchers Toothbrush

To complete those resolutions, using the Mouth Watchers toothbrush can add tremendously to your oral heath and your overall health. With its fine flossing bristles embedded with antibacterial silver, you can achieve the best oral health you have ever had before! Check our website for more info Your teeth and your body will thank you !!!



December 16, 2013


Could your Smile tell about your Brain ?

Who would have known! 

A recent study shows that your oral health is linked to the number of A's you get in school... Unbelievable but true ! Read more about the study HERE

And take care of your teeth and your children's one for better memory and cognition !

December 10, 2013


Oral health is directly related to your body's overall health

Did you know?

Poor dental health can contribute to brain aneurysms and other diseases


That is why Dr. Plotka has spent most of his life getting his patients to be more aware of the systemic link from the mouth to the body.

 Indeed, dental infections and bacteria can lead to some very serious health issues and here is an interesting article outlining a study made on this subject:

 Please brush, floss and see your dentist and hygienist regularly !

 For further information regarding the systemic link, go to AAOS website (The American Academy of the Oral Systemic Health)

 Cheers !

October 24, 2013


First Post

We are SO excited to present the new and improved Mouth Watchers web site!

The updated site offers updated graphics, improved navigation, easier ordering and provides us with better ways to communicate with you.

We greatly welcome your feedback on the site.  Thank you so very much for your support.  Enjoy!



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