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Depression: Depression is extremely common and often manifests as losing one's temper easily and loss of pleasure with one's usually enjoyed activities. Of course, there are many other causes of these issues including both mental and physical ailments. Go see your primary doctor and discuss it with them. ...Read more
Both need to be done: Teeth require maintenance to last your life time. Daily brushing/flossing is necessary to remove the plaque that caused tooth decay. Any toothbrush used appropriately with suffice. Dental cleanings are performed 1-3 times/yr for most people to remove the hardened plaque(tarter) that causes gum disease. Your toothbrush cannot remove tarter. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Flossing well daily takes only minutes and is the only way to remove the invisible bacterial film (plaque) that is responsible for tooth decay between teeth and gum disease. There is no other disease which affects over 90% of the population, but which is largely preventable for less than $10 per year, but that is the case for gum disease and many patients just don't want to accept that fact. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Sonic: All dental care can work well regardless of the device if used regularly and properly. The sonic device has been proven to be a little more effective than equivalently used other devices. But it is more expensive, a little less convenient and does not travel so well. But take care of your teeth well and they will serve you well for all of your life. ...Read more
New rec gums 2 lower teeth. h/o healthy teeth but always aggressive/hard when brushing. No bleed/other symp. Gingivitis, gum disease or from brushing?
All of the above: While periodontal or gum disease is the main cause of gum recession, aggressive tooth brushing can contribute. As I understand it, gingivitis is a milder form of gum disease, but the more severe periodontitis is a serious gum infection damaging the soft tissue & destroying the bone that supports your teeth. Receding gums are symptoms of both. Follow your dentist's guidelines for prevention. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hormonal control: Men are generally programmed to respond to more visual aspects of attraction and appearance. Porn offers a very graphic representation of sexual behaviors which falls into that visual aspect. Women tend to be more responsive to touch and the written word as demonstrated by the amazing sales of the book '50 shades of grey'. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dental floss: Fluoride dental floss may be a better option than regular dental floss because Fluoride is able to be applied directly in between those hard to reach places. There is not enough information to determine if it gives your mouth a significant benefit over just flossing with flioride free floss. Flossing period is the real issue. Floss at least twice daily. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is PerioShield mouth rinse a good defense against periodontitis? I keep having gum recession despite good home care with a WaterPik and dental floss.
Diet: Diet, the bacteria that causes caries live off of carbohydrates and especially sugars. Metabolism of these sugars causes the bacteria to produce an acid that weakens the enamel. Acidic drinks can also cause this. Anything that helps eliminate that acid from sitting on your teeth helps, such as swishing with water, or chewing gum which increases saliva. Saccharin (in gum) has also shown to help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why?: Why only 2minutes total per day? Brushing alone should take 2 minutes. To accurately floss takes time and effort. Good oral hygiene is not a race? ...Read more