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Can Yellow Teeth Become Better Through Proper And Regular Brushing
Does products like listerine treat severe gingivitis with regular cleanings and brushing and flossing ? Or is it unnecessary in proper home treat
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
I am having cavities in my teeth and yellow teeth which toothpaste you refer so it can become whiten and less pain in cavities .
Toothpaste: Toothpaste does not cure cavities, nor does it lessen pain. Only a Dentist can do that for you. The Dentist can also whiten the teeth after the cavities (infections) have been eliminated and recommend the best toothpaste for you. Whitening toothpastes tend to be more abrasive and can therefore do damage over time. You must see Dentist ASAP before you have no teeth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal to bleed during aggressive teeth cleaning and to have sores in your gum and mouth 3 days afterwards?
Could be: By aggressive teeth cleaning, i'm assuming deep teeth & gum cleaning (scaling & root planing). Healthy gums do not bleed but if you haven't been flossing properly, regularly & you've just had a deep cleaning, it's not uncommon to have sore gums & bleeding for a couple of weeks. Hopefully, your dentist/hygienist has given you good oral hygiene instructions. If still bleeding after 2 wks, get seen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My back teeth keep chipping.What would a dentist do to stop this.My wisdom teeth are 90% through.I have very good oral hygiene and have no fillings?
Does brushing your teeth with baking soda and braces on cause your teeth to be discolored when you get your braces off later?
No: Keeping your teeth clean is the key to not having issues later when the braces come off. Baking soda is good for managing gum issues but it lacks Fluoride which is helpful to prevent decay especially while wearing braces. I'd suggest avoiding any bleaching of your teeth while the braces are on as the enamel under the brackets won't change color and you could end up with dark spots. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I've got Periodontitis with some bone loss and receding gums. Will a Sonicare toothbrush worsen it? Can it make teeth with some looseness looser?
No and No: ... to your questions. But a sonicare toothbrush is not therapy for periodontitis. If you are truly 29 and have periodontitis, you need to be evaluated and treated by a periodontist IMMEDIATELY. Bone loss and recession at your age is a recipe for disaster. By the time you are 50, you could potentially be toothless. Seek treatment and take care... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long will porcelain veneers stay clean and unstained? I drink coffee and tea daily and red wine often. Will the veneers stain faster than my real teeth? Can they be cleaned if they do stain (like real teeth can)?
Chipped canine ?: Yes, the chip can get larger regardless of your eating habits. The chip may have been caused by weak enamel, from bruxism, or from a cavity, all of which need to be addressed. Call your dentist for an appointment to determine if any treatment is necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does teeth whitening make your teeth more likely to get stained later? My friend told me that teeth whitening actually breaks down enamel and makes the pores bigger, so teeth stain easier after treatment. Is this true? I'd really like to get my teeth whit
No : Teeth whitening is safe if done under professional guidance with dentist recommended products only. After comprehensive evaluation of your dental health and quality of your enamel, dentist will design a protocol that you should follow with teeth whitening. It includes Fluoride treatments, sensitivity management, and whitening sessions frequencies. It it safe and effective method to enhance smiles. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Whats the longest time you can go without brushing your teeth before plaque builds up? i usually go 14 hours and delay eating to avoid plaque.
A minute: Your mouth is full of bacteria. As soon as you brush and floss, new colonies are forming. Just brush and floss correctly twice a day, eat a healthy diet, and visit your dentist twice a year for a professional cleaning and exam... chances are your dental issues will be kept at a minimum. Avoid trying to micromanage mother nature. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it better to brush teeth after breakfast? Food tastes better with a clean mouth (after brushing teeth and clean tongue in AM). Thanks
I do both!: I agree with you! I like to brush my teeth first thing in the morning to get that "morning mouth" taste and feeling gone quickly. But you should brush and rinse after meals so that food particles don't remain on your teeth and gums to create plaque and tartar that builds up and leads to possible cavities. ...Read more
How can you neutralize the acidic environment in your mouth and make it more suitable for teeth brushing?
No: Gum tissue does not regenerate, so when it is lost, it is important for patients to control the reason for initial recession (whether it be poor oral health care, bruxism, etc.) and then speak to a periodontist about corrective soft tissue surgery to rebuild the tissue in the area and protect the roots of the natural teeth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can cavities be stopped with good brushing and flossing? Once you have a cavity, is getting it filled at the dentist the only way to stop it?
Depends: For very early decay, the treatment of the surface with activated oxygen (ozone) has been shown to kill decay causing bacteria, and with excellent home care including the use of remineralization paste (mi paste or renew w/ novamin). Patients have been able to stop decay progression and reverse it! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
How to protect my teeth from any kind of cavity, decaying, gum etc? I brush twice daily after meal. Will regular scaling help?Any advices?
Flossing and diet: In addition to brushing twice a day for at least 2 minutes you need to floss. Flossing will help to prevent cavities between your teeth. Healthy diet is very important, avoid sugary and acidic foods and drinks. Chew xylitol gum or mints after eating to kill unhealthy decay causing bacteria. Regular teeth cleaning is important, follow dentist recommendation on this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need some dental expertise! my teeth are a light yellow color, it's too early on to get a cleaning..?
Yellow teeth.: Actually yellow is a common color for teeth. The more see through the enamel, or outer hard shell of the tooth is, the more the inside portion, or dentin shows. Dentin is yellowish, so this is quite normal, but in my experience, yellow teeth are the easiest to bleach or whiten to a beautiful shade you will be happy with. See a dentist and inquire about tooth whitening options. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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