Tag: oral hygiene

She had her teeth cleaned

You’ve likely heard that you should get your teeth cleaned every six months to keep your oral hygiene in peak condition. But where does that number come from? Does it ring true for everyone? The History Behind the Six-Month Rule The most famous dental advice, ironically, comes from a marketing campaign and not a dentist. Pepsodent Tooth Paste sponsored radio shows, including “The Pepsodent Show Starring Bob Hope.” The series began airing in 1938 and ran for approximately 10 years on NBC. A decade after Claude Hopkins (who built his reputation by turning previously......