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Flossing Vs Water Flossing
Easy...dental floss!: A waterpik and/or airflosser are great products, however they are not a replacement for good flossing habits--they are a replacement for not flossing. This is not the same thing. These tools can be incorporated in your regular dental home care to stimulate gum tissue and help clean around braces or under dental bridges but it is still not better than floss. Sorry to be the bearer of this news. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No: The sticky plaque that flossing removes is tenacious and involves physical removal. Floss is the most effective way to scrape the plaque off your teeth in tight spaces. A water pick or flosser can help remove larger food particles from your teeth and might help reduce bleeding and gum disease but it isn't considered a substitute for brushing and flossing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Gingivitis: Gingivitis is an acute condition and can be reversed And eliminated by a hygiene visit with a qualified dental hygienist. Following that proper home care can prevent the condition from returning. if left untreated it can evolve into a more serious and chronic periodontal condition. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
No: The answer is no. Flossing properly with dental floss is the hands down best way to clean between teeth and prevent interproximal cavities and gums disease. All other methods may help to some degree but are not as effective. Having said that, and I hesitate to even say it, but doing something is better than nothing. However, I believe we should always strive to do our best in everything. ...Read moreSee 6 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.
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
Oral hygiene: You should brush and floss properly and for a total of two minutes after eating. Mouth rinses for most patients are unnecessary (unless your own dentist recommends one for a specific purpose). The order is not important. The technique and diligence is. It's often best to actually demonstrate your technique to your dentist or dental hygienist. Many people think they are doing it properly but aren't ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How many days you do Peridex (chlorhexidine gluconate) mouthwash after simple dental implant on 2 upper molar teeth.
Would warm salty water wash be better.
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