Colgate Oral and Dental Health Resource Center

Oral Hygiene Basics


What is Good Oral Hygiene?

Maintaining good oral hygiene is one of the most important things you can do for your teeth and gums. Healthy teeth not only enable you to look and feel good, they make it possible to eat and speak properly. Read "What is Good Oral Hygiene?" article

Family Guide to Oral Health

By following the information in this guide, you and your family can have healthy teeth and gums to last a lifetime.    Read "Family Guide to Oral Health" article


Proper nutrition means eating a balanced diet so your body can get the nutrients needed for good health. Every day, your body renews itself,     Read "Nutrition" article

Soda or Pop? It's Teeth Trouble by Any Name

It's called "pop" in the Midwest and most of Canada. It's "soda" in the Northeast. And it goes by a well-known brand name in much of the South.    Read "Soda or Pop? It's Teeth Trouble by Any Name" article

Saliva and Chewing Gum — The Benefits to Oral Health

Research suggests that chewing sugarless gum can be good for the health of your smile. Read "Saliva and Chewing Gum — The Benefits to Oral Health" article

Interactive Guides

Fresh Breath Assessment

How fresh is your breath? Find out by visiting the Fresh Breath Institute.

Guide to Brushing

Test your brushing skills with our FUN 3-D brusher.
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