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Flossing Hurts My Teeth
See your dentist: Pain during flossing could be due to an acute periodontal problem, a problem with the tooth or teeth, as well as the wrong flossing technique. Your dentist can evaluate the problem you are experiencing and advise you if you are not flossing correctly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Gingival inflammatio: First, you should be using an extra soft toothbrush. Any other firmness can hurt the guns even when gums are healthy. Secondly, monitor your force when brushing lastly, if gums bleed when brushing, you may have inflammation or gingivitis causing pain. If this is the case see your dentist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gums hurt so suddenly. I floss & brush daily. Teeth feels real bunched up together. Haven't got my wisdom teeth pulled out yet. Is it my wisdom teeth?
Eventually....: It may take twenty or thirty years for your teeth to eventually shift due to daily pressure from your tongue while swallowing and speaking. Just putting pressure on your teeth for a minute or two will microscopically move them, but they bounce right back after the pressure is released. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
TMJ: Not normal. Hopefully your jaw is better now. Do not do activities that will put your jaw in that position. You should be able to brush your teeth and chew foods. Stay away from gum and sticky foods. See your dentist asap to look at your occlusion and jaw function. Ask your dentist where he/ her did post graduate bite training. Look for someone who has been trained by dawson, pankey and others. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Maybe: If the root of the tooth is exposed and you are using a lot of pressure when you brush, then yes you can have sensitive teeth. Always use a soft toothbrush with light pressure and use short back and forth motions to brush. It's the whipping action at the tip of the brush in contact with the tooth and gums that disrupts the bacterial colonies and cleans your teeth effectively. Use sensodyne. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gum disease!: Either gingivitis or periodontitis. Both cause the same symptoms as you describe. Get your teeth cleaned professionally. Take much better of your teeth on a daily basis (do excellent brushing and flossing) your dentist needs to evaulate (exam) your oral condition for proper diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Be kind to yourself: Brushing with that much force can cause tissue loss around your teeth. Do not do this. Gentle circular brushing, holding your tooth brush with just the tips of your fingers will prevent you from putting so much pressure while brushing. Make sure you are doing this softly. See you dentist and their team can help you with this. Be kind to yourself! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My front bottom teeth hurts and I just got top braces last week why do my bottom front teeth hurts ?
Separate issues: Unless for some unusual reason the orthodontics are applying pressure to the wisdom teeth, no. The 3rd molars are rarely involved with orthodontic appliances, and any discomfort from the eruption of them into the oral cavity is a separate issue from orthodontia. If the timing is coincident, the discomfort will be again separate, and likely more from the braces. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Teeth want to erupt and to move forward to compensate for the wear our stone-age ancestors gave their teeth that we don't. Removing wisdom teeth does not cause crowded front or side teeth to spontaneously straighten, nor does it provide room to straighten teeth. Separate issues. See a qualified orthodontic specialist for evaluation and explanation. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes sure: If you are referring to the soft tissue sitting behind you second molar (last molar in the back) the third molars/wisdom teeth can go through periods of eruption and quiescence, and while trying to erupt can elevate the soft tissue physically and also due to inflammation and infection. You should have a consult with and oral and maxillofacial surgeon to evaluate. ...Read more
Brush and floss...: Use a soft toothbrush holding the brush at a 45 degree angle to the area where the gums meet the teeth. Make circular motions for two minutes going around your mouth. Wrap the floss around each tooth going up and down on both the front and back of all teeth. Electric tb's are also great. Do both procedures after every meal if possible, and especially before you go to sleep. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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I brush relatively regularly, use mouth wash but grind a lot.I wear braces. recently back teeth ache when brushed &when clenching jaw.1 looks cracked?
Hit bottom gums while brushing teeth. They turned red and now it hurts to eat/touch. Gums taste like blood.
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