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Brush Teeth With Salt
Just woke up went to brush my teeth & gargle with salt water and I noticed the whitish color stuff I had in my extraction site is not there. Normal?
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
In what order should I perform: brushing of teeth, rinsing/gargling with salt water, and use of listerine?
Part of gum on upper left side of mouth feels warm and more moist, more than my other gums. When I eat/warm salt water/ brush teeth the feeling goes.
More info needed: A visualization of that area, along with proper radiographs can let your local dentist diagnose you properly. Give your dentist a call for an appointment. Read more
Brush after meals:
The most important times to brush are in the morning to remove overnight plaque buildup, and at night right before bedtime so food does not stay and decay on teeth all night.
Brushing after every meal is not necessay, but will give you a cleaner, fresher mouth. Read more
Probalbly not: Brushing your teeth too hard especially not using a soft toothbrush could cause your gums to recede. A study in 2010 found that poor oral hygiene is associated with an increased risk of other heart problems such as heart attack or stroke. “these findings contribute to the understanding of the relationship of gum disease with heart disease. Definitely brush your teeth but do not be too aggressive. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Early lesions: Cavities form from acids produced by bacteria that utilize food which produce a plaque that sticks to the teeth. This process starts soon after eating or drinking. The more time the acids are in contact with tooth structure, the more the destruction. Foods such as refined sticky sugars will do much more damage in that time than fresh fruits and vegetables. Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Concur: I concur w d lockhart. Tooth decay ; gum disease caused by soft, sticky bacteria. The purpose of brushing (and flossing) is to disrupt the plaque, preventing production of acids and digestive enzymes. Brush gently but thoroughly 2 full minutes by the clock with a pea-sized portion of a fluoridated toothpaste. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really: It's the toothebrush that cleans your teeth. Toothpaste makes your mouth taste good and gives you the benefits of fluoride, whitening agents, etc. Use a pea-sized dollop of toothpaste. Any more than that and you are brushing toothpaste, not brushing teeth. Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No: The temperature of the water should make no difference when you brush your teeth. The most important thing for brushing your teeth is proper technique. Make sure you brush all the surfaces of your teeth, getting along the gum line especially. Also, be sure to floss when you are finished brushing, as this will clean the surfaces between your teeth where your toothbrush can't reach. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the main cause of bad breathe? And helpful tips to treat it besides just brushing your teeth
Chronic bad breath has many possible causes: untreated decay, tooth or gum infections, mouth infections, Poor oral hygiene, a need for dental cleaning, allergies, diet, smoking or chew, acid reflux, stomach problems.
In addition to brushing, you need to floss and clean your tongue with a tongue scaper or toothbrush (ask your dentist for instructions). Read more
Brushing your teeth with more natural toothpaste keep your teeth in better health then that of toothpaste people commonly use? If so why? And why not
What really counts: Proper tooth brushing and flossing as well as eating a healthy diet that does not promote tooth decay or gum disease is what is really important and key to a healthy mouth. What toothpaste (or mouth rinse) you use is in almost all cases unimportant and inconsequential. There are specific toothpastes and mouth rinses for very specific needs. Your dentist can help advise you what to use and do. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Brush teeth in the morning to remove plaque that has formed overnight, and brush and floss before bedtime (no eating after brushing).
There is no reason not to brush more often. For an all-day cleaner and fresher mouth, also brush after lunch or after all meals. Read more
Brushing 4 times per day may not be necessary to maintain oral health but it won't hurt ***** as long as you use a soft brush!
also, get a new one when the bristles look worn as they get very abrasive over time. Read more
Definitely: I occasionally see patients who brush their teeth either too often or for too long a period of time. Anything in life can be overdone and cause problems. What happens, especially in older individuals where there has been some gum recession, is that they cause erosion or abrasion of the root surfaces of the teeth, which are softer and more easily eroded than tooth enamel. Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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