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How can I make my teeth stronger? I brush twice daily, i floss once daily, I use mouthwash. What else can I do to improve my dental health?

How can I make my teeth stronger? I brush twice daily, i floss once daily, I use mouthwash. What else can I do to improve my dental health?

Diet: A diet that does not promote tooth decay is also extremely important as well as routine 6 month dental check-ups and following recommendations given to you by your dentist. Avoid refined sugars and foods that contain sticky sugars and starches and liquids high in sugars and acids. ...Read more

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Dental Health (Definition)

Healthy non-swollen gums with no bleeding. No dental caries. No loose teeth, nor any missing teeth. No bone loss, with teeth in proper alignment providing good esthetics and proper function in speech, ...Read more


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Which mouth wash is best for your dental health and how often should you use it?

Which mouth wash is best for your dental health and how often should you use it?

Mouthwash: Listerine is one of the only mouthwashes to have documentation proving it fights gum disease with its essential oils. Other mouthwashes containing Fluoride are said to help prevent dental cavities. All mouthwashes are only another step along with brushing and flossing to achieve dental health. They should be used in moderation and use as directed by your dentist. ...Read more

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I have early periodontitis but can't afford dental care. What mouthwash, toothpaste, and other products should I use to help it until I can get care?

I have early periodontitis but can't afford dental care. What mouthwash, toothpaste, and other products should I use to help it until I can get care?

Floss: You might check to see if there is a local reduced fee clinic where you can receive the necessary treatment to help you stop the progression of periodontal disease. Until you see them, you should floss every day, brush after every meal and just before bed; Listerine works well in reducing oral bacterial levels. You might also want to incorporate a fluoride rinse daily at night just before bed. ...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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Can biotene toothpaste and mouthwash make your teeth extra sensitive for long term use? Feels like toothache on all. Also had wore invisalign in past.

Can biotene toothpaste and mouthwash make your teeth extra sensitive for long term use? Feels like toothache on all. Also had wore invisalign in past.

No, biotene should: Not cause any sensitivity. Most people who use biotene products do so because they have dry mouth. Dry mouth can lead to a whole host of dental problems including tooth decay and gingival (gum) problems - these problems can in turn cause sensitivity. Please see your dentist for a full evaluation, it is the only way you will know what is really going on. ...Read more

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

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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Consistent bad breath i brush my teeth probably more than most people. I clean my tongue, i floss, I have used sevral types of toothpaste and mouthwashes and yet i still have bad breath. It's been with me for as long as i can remember and it hinders my li

Consistent bad breath i brush my teeth probably more than most people. I clean my tongue, i floss, I have used sevral types of toothpaste and mouthwashes and yet i still have bad breath. It's been with me for as long as i can remember and it hinders my li

Your : Your description gives hints to systemic gastric problem i would recommend to visit your general physician for a blood work up to determine your level of sugar, for diabetis.. This condition produces high concentrations of acids translated into halitosis, once corrected the bad breath will be eliminated. Good luck! ...Read more

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I've got gum inflammation, dentin with no enamel teeth, sensitivity, sharp pains. what toothpaste and mouthwash would you recommend for me to use. ?

I've got gum inflammation, dentin with no enamel teeth, sensitivity, sharp pains. what toothpaste and mouthwash would you recommend for me to use. ?

Mild ones: You should use a tooth paste that contains Fluoride and help reduce sensitivity such as Sensodyne, and use a mouth wash that does help prevent caries and help reduce inflammation , Biotine mouth wash for example. Your dentist should be able to give you better advice. Stay well my friend ...Read more

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Why are mouthwash and floss good for your dental hygiene?

Why are mouthwash and floss good for your dental hygiene?

Dental Hygiene: The correct mechanical action of flossing, which removes plaque and food products from between the teeth, and brushing which removes plaque from your teeth and your tongue, reduces the amount of bacteria which produce byproducts that cause tooth decay and bad breath. Over the counter mouth rinses may supplement the benefits of proper brushing and flossing. ...Read more

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