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If you use listerene and brush your teeth with colgate all the time. What can cause inflammation on the gums?

If you use listerene and brush your teeth with colgate all the time. What can cause inflammation on the gums?

See a dentist: Different people have different needs. There could be an accumulation of calculus (tartar) on your teeth that must be removed professionally. There may be other underlying problems. See a dental professional for advice. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

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


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Can you suggest tips on whitening your teeth?

Can you suggest tips on whitening your teeth?

Talk with dentist : First see a dentist and have your teeth cleaned and this can make your teeth lighter. Second avoid coffee, tea, red wine, and other dark foods and drinks. There are many products available depending on how dark you are now and how light you want to get , your dentist can discuss these with you. ...Read more

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Can you brush your teeth and then use mouthwash or do you use mouthwash and then use toothpaste?

Can you brush your teeth and then use mouthwash or do you use mouthwash and then use toothpaste?

Finish with rinse: There are different types of mouth rinse: Fluoride rinse to help teeth resistant to tooth decay; antiseptic rinse to decrease over all bacteria. Either way, brush ; floss your teeth first to remove all films (called biofilms) of bacteria so that rinsing agents will be more directly applied to tooth/gum surface for a higher, better efficacy. Exception is post-surgery rinse when you are not to brush. ...Read more

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What else can you use instead of orthodontic wax to protect your mouth?

What else can you use instead of orthodontic wax to protect your mouth?

Ortho wax substitute: A short-term fix for covering sharp orthodontic brackets when no ortho-wax is available is a small wad of sugar free gum. This will cover the sharp metal until wax can be obtained. ...Read more

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Does brushing your teeth with baking soda and braces on cause your teeth to be discolored when you get your braces off later?

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 more

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Is it okay to rub clorox bleach on your teeth to make them whiter?

Is it okay to rub clorox bleach on your teeth to make them whiter?

Absolutely, NO: Don't even think about it. Clorox Bleach is toxic substance that kills and disintegrates living tissue. See your dentist for a home whitening kit, safe and predictable. ...Read more

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Please tell me if you can whiten your teeth by scrubbing them with toothpaste whitener?

Please tell me if you can whiten your teeth by scrubbing them with toothpaste whitener?

Not really: Brushing does not offer enough contact time of a whitening agent for it to effectively whiten teeth and most toothpastes do not contain much more than abrasives. Good oral hygiene will reduce surface stain which may help the teeth look better but does not alter or lighten the actual color, like professional whitening or whitestrips can do. ...Read more

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Can bleaching teeth work if you use tobacco?

Can bleaching teeth work if you use tobacco?

Yes: But it will not last long if you use tobacco which will re-stain your teeth again - so why do it in the f irst place. Do you know that chewing tobacco can cause serious disease and is not recommended. ...Read more

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Please help! does baking soda ruin your gums when you use it to whiten your teeth?

Please help! does baking soda ruin your gums when you use it to whiten your teeth?

Why?: With so many products on the market that carry the ada seal showing them to b both safe and effective, why would you pick a product to use off label? ...Read more

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Please tell me if you can rinse your mouth with water on the first day of wisdom teeth removal?

Please tell me if you can rinse your mouth with water on the first day of wisdom teeth removal?

Yes: Yes you can rinse. However, minimize the amount of rinsing. Also do not spit the water out of your mouth when rinsing. Let the water "fall out" of your mouth. Spitting can cause the blood clots over the teeth extraction sites to become dislodged leading to bleeding. I hope you have a quick and easy recovery. ...Read more

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Hi docs! what could you use to substitute peroxide when whitening your teeth?

Hi docs! what could you use to substitute peroxide when whitening your teeth?

Options: Carbamide peroxide as a gel is the currently most used whitening material. There are several toothpastes with whitening ingredients, but I am currently having great success with new strips that you apply yourself called sheer white. One usage gives great results in 2 hours. ...Read more

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What can you do to whiten teeth with products around the house?

Dr. John Kong Dr. Kong
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What can you do to whiten teeth with products around the house?

You don't.: You don't. Much safer to buy the crest white strips or for even better results, get it professionally done at a dental office. ...Read more

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What can I do to keep my teeth clean without using toothpaste or mouthwash?

Dr. Jerry Hu Dr. Hu
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What can I do to keep my teeth clean without using toothpaste or mouthwash?

Why: You should weigh the pros, cons, risks and benefits of toothpaste, mouthwash... These items have been in history for a long time, and unless you're super allergic to all of them, there's a reason why they're still used today and recommended by american dental assoc. ...Read more

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Want to know do those teeth "whitening" kits clean your teeth or just bleach the plaque white?

Neither: Whitening kits remove or lighten pigment stains. Kits do not clean teeth or remove plaque (bacteria). For best treatment, see your dentist rather than trying to do this yourself. ...Read more

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Can you use metronidazole gel on your period?

Can you use metronidazole gel on your period?

Metronidazole: “Continue using this medicine even if your menstrual period starts during the time of treatment. “ see: http://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/metronidazole-vaginal-route/proper-use/drg-20064738 ...Read more

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After you done with your braces do they bleach your teeth?

Some do: If you are doing invisalign or clear correct you can use the aligners as bleaching trays and can bleach during and after. If you are doing traditional braces you can ask for a retainer that would work as a bleaching tray. ...Read more

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When you get your braces taken off, will the dentist whiten your teeth as well?

When you get your braces taken off, will the dentist whiten your teeth as well?

It's possible: Yes, it's possible to whiten you teeth aft the braces come off. If fact it is a good time to do it especially if the dentist makes removable tray retainers as they can be used to hold the whitening gel. ...Read more

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Prior to putting braces on they make your teeth extremely white, how can I keep them that way?

Periodic retreatment: You can keep your teeth as white as possible by periodically doing a simple home-whitening process (like crest whitestrips or similar) whenever they appear to be losing their brightness. There is no harm when it's used this way, and it only takes one or two sessions if it's used every 6-12 months. Also, use of a whitening toothpaste will help reduce the loss of brightness. ...Read more

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