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Not brushing teeth for a day

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Donley
53 years experience Dentistry
Not a lot: You mouth will feel fresher more often. A Fluoride toothpaste will add to the decay resistance. Proper flossing and brushing once a day is far better ... Read More
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Better oral hygiene: Proper brushing and flossing after every meal is ideal. The closer you adhere to that the better. I emphasized proper and after as many people do a v ... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zachary Papadakis
27 years experience Dentistry
Brush Brush Brush: Brushing your teeth twice a day is the minimum that you should strive for to keep your teeth healthy. The fact is, if you brush after every meal, you ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Ayoub
17 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Bacteria: Brushing your teeth will help, however the yellowness can be due to tartar build up and need to be cleaned by hygienist smelliness can be due to bact ... Read More
Dr. SHERYL POMERANCE
40 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Oral hygiene: The color of teeth depends upon the integrity of the enamel(outer surface) if the enamel is more transluscent, the teeth will appear more yellow .The ... Read More
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Dr. Zev Kaufman
26 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Yes, : Yes, you can over-brush your teeth. As a matter of fact, you can cause irreparable damage to you're teeth and gums. Teeth can, and will be abraded, ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Possibly: Although it might be normal anatomy, or something else. Honestly, it's hard to say without actually clinically examining you. My recommendation would ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Gag reflex: Ask your Dentist if there is a topical anesthetic desensitizing mouth rinse available OTC.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience Dentistry
No: Brushing will not cause white spots. White spots are caused by sugars and acids in foods and drinks. The white spots are the first sign of decay. S ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Perhaps: You may be overdoing it, traumatically injuring your soft tissues and your teeth. Please review your oral hygiene regimen with your Dentist or Hygien ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
10 years experience Pain Management
Probably not: I am assuming you mean baking soda, which is an ingredient in many toothpastes. Plain baking soda can be very abrasive and can cause wearing of the d ... Read More

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